US Army Corps of Engineers
Middle East District

High School Intern program at Middle East District

Published June 4, 2019
Matthew Flacksenburg, a junior at James Wood High School, prepared a presentation on the renovation of James Wood High School’s Theater as his capstone project for a project management internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District.  He was the District's first ever project management intern. Flacksenburg presented his project at the Frederick Country Gifted and Talented Showcase along with his mentor, Marissa Louden, a Middle East District project manager. The Middle East District’s high school intern program is dedicated to sparking an interest in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers positions for future generations of bright and driven individuals with an interest in STEM and/or project management.

Matthew Flacksenburg, a junior at James Wood High School, prepared a presentation on the renovation of James Wood High School’s Theater as his capstone project for a project management internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District. He was the District's first ever project management intern. Flacksenburg presented his project at the Frederick Country Gifted and Talented Showcase along with his mentor, Marissa Louden, a Middle East District project manager. The Middle East District’s high school intern program is dedicated to sparking an interest in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers positions for future generations of bright and driven individuals with an interest in STEM and/or project management.

The Transatlantic Middle East District’s high school intern program is dedicated to sparking an interest in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers positions for future generations of bright and driven individuals with an interest in STEM and/or project management. 

The District’s intent is to give students an idea of what those particular careers might be like, as well as teach additional teamwork, interviewing and presentation skills that will help make them successful.

Each semester the District selects one project management and one engineering student from resumes submitted by local area high schools.

Selected students rotate through various disciplines within the District, working with a lead mentor as well as others supporting the program. Over the course of the semester-long internships, the students complete a capstone project in engineering or project management.