For immediate release:
November 20, 2019
Contact: Patrick Mulford
News From: Maryland Department of Information Technology
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Recognizes MTIP Interns Working with DoIT
Annapolis, MD - Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today during the Board of Public Works meeting presented citations to seven interns, who are currently working at the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), in recognition of their service to the State of Maryland. These interns are part of the Maryland Technology Internship Program (MTIP) and range from undergraduates to Ph.D. students from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
“I would like to congratulate and thank these interns for their hard work and dedication in working with the Department of Information Technology on critical projects to help state government run more efficiently and effectively,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “These interns are working on projects which help citizens better understand the data that is made available by state government, and we are very grateful to have them working with us.”
The MTIP, which can reimburse employers for up to 50% of an intern’s wage and up to $3,000 annually, is administered by UMBC and funded by the State of Maryland. The program offers financial assistance to technology-based businesses, as well as state and local agencies, in order to hire more interns. Last year, Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 527, which amended the MTIP to include all state and local agencies.
The UMBC students interning at DoIT through the MTIP are working in multiple different fields including Cybersecurity, Business Intelligence and Local-area Network Solutions. DoIT and other state agencies look forward to working with more MTIP interns throughout the coming years.
“DoIT is very happy to have such intelligent and dedicated men and women working as interns these past months,” said Secretary Michael Leahy. “The projects that these interns have worked on are critical to the successful implementation of IT services throughout the state. We at DoIT are very proud of the work they have accomplished and know they will be very successful in their future endeavors.”