As part of AFCEA Central Maryland's goal to educate and inspire the next generation of technical professionals, in 2017, we started the Summer Internship Presentation Showcase (SIPS). It’s time for you to sign up for this year’s competition – 2022. We anticipate holding the event the last week of July 2022.

SIPS is a premier opportunity for summer interns from participating companies in the Central Maryland area to practice their presentation skills and demonstrate their technical prowess. It is our goal that as the summer intern programs share their achievements with others in the community, they also will be sharing and building their passion and excitement for technology.

Interns from companies of all sizes are welcome to participate. The showcase gives interns (individually or as project teams) the opportunity to present (in 15 minutes) their summer projects in front of an audience and a panel of judges. Each presenter/team will receive professional presentation coaching prior to the showcase. Following the formal presentations, there will be time allotted for interns to discuss, and demonstrate as appropriate, their projects.

We award two $500 cash prizes – Best Presentation and Best Technical Project – to be used as scholarship money towards college expenses. Winning the SIPS Challenge can be a financial benefit, and also a coveted addition to a student’s resume!

Individual or team entries are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Entry fees are $250.00 a student and each company can register an individual intern or a team of up to three interns making a single presentation.