Next Up: 2011 Intern Jamboree

July 15, 2011

We are excited to announce this year’s Intern Jamboree in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC next Wednesday and Thursday (July 20-21st). Each year, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) hosts its interns along with those from other agencies, departments and firms for a two-day Intern Jamboree. The purpose of the event is to give interns an opportunity to meet with one another to learn about different work styles, perspectives on the transportation industry, and a chance to begin to develop a network of like-minded individuals that will be useful down the road. Each jamboree seeks to foster the interns’ innovative and motivated attitudes by providing them a variety of activities and discussions that can help open their eyes to the opportunities around them.

Our theme for this year’s Intern Jamboree is “Politics to Potholes: Transportation at all Levels”. We know that national politics affect federal agencies, federal funding affects state priorities, and state leadership can impact all kinds of local decisions. We are capitalizing on our location in the Mid-Atlantic region to show the interns various points of view from the local, statewide and federal level. Activities range from deployment of local projects like Capital Bikeshare and bike facilities in the District, to statewide roundabout policies that impact the form of Maryland. We are also very pleased to include two great federal perspectives: RITA Administrator Peter Appel and US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. We anticipate that this year’s jamboree will be a great success among our interns and a great chance for us to work with our peers in the industry.

Speaking of peers… we are able to hold this year’s event because of the help of several partners including Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Sabra-Wang & Associates. We thank all of them for their participation and look forward to a great event next week.

Keep an eye here for a follow-up perspective from our KAI interns. For more information, please contact coordinators James Wong or Katie Pincus.

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