I've recently became the internship coordinator at my job. Last year, my logistics company designed a paid internship program in hopes of recruiting students to smart cities
. My community is on the verge of creating more efficient use of its resources, including a reduced carbon footprint plus real-time public transportation updates. I want to attract computer-savvy interns with programming backgrounds, but I also want to encourage creativity and spark innovation. Think of this as a design/engineering camp, like IDEO Labs
, or BDW
. One project that comes to mind is a multimedia video projection on the public library building. The ultimate goal is to garner more publicity for the Southeast and, possibly, attract the best and brightest entrepreneurs. Additionally, I hope to:
-foster community inclusion (i.e. public speaker series)
-transform creative ideas into workable prototypes
-emphasize each project's long-term sustainability
I'm unsure whether students will work on one, large project, or collaborate with mentors/ community members on individual projects.
I'd love suggestions on how to execute this. And, please, creative ideas are welcome! Thank you in advance and happy Black Friday!