LONG ISLAND CITY — Calling all future engineers.
The city's Department of Design and Construction is accepting applicants for its summer internship program, which will give 30 high school students a chance to work for the agency and learn about fields like architecture, engineering and construction.
Based out of the DDC's offices in Long Island City, interns will earn minimum wage pay while helping with internet research, drafting designs, creating spreadsheets and other office work, according to a press release.
Students are assigned a mentor who will guide them during the course of the six-week program, while assigned to one of the DDC's divisions, which include infrastructure, program management, architecture and engineering.
Interns will also attend weekly seminars taught by DDC staff — covering topics like resume preparation and career development — and go on field trips to visit some of the agency's construction sites.
The agency has previously made extravagant purchases for its high school interns, including a 3-D printer and a $4,000 drone that the department ended being forbidden to use.
This is the second year the agency has offered internships to high school students. In a statement, DDC Deputy Commissioner Lee Llambelis said last year's interns "left a positive impression."
"We witnessed them grow in a variety of ways, from learning how to draw blueprints, to becoming adept at Excel, to developing networking skills," she said. "We're extremely excited to see what the next batch of interns can learn from their experience in the department."
The internship is open to both public and private high school students, who are required to fill out an application and provide a resume, letter of recommendation and their transcript. The deadline is April 15.
For more information, visit the DDC's website.