Summer Intern Isabel Roberts

Topics: Internship | new hire | Student

Hometown: Concord, Massachusetts
School: University of Maryland
Year: Incoming Senior
Major: International Business

Why are you looking forward to interning at Northeast Maglev?

My experience studying abroad in Europe introduced me to the use of high-speed train infrastructure as an efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. It sparked my interest in the prospect of improved transportation in the United States, and Northeast Maglev’s aspirations certainly speak to this opportunity. Also, because I am passionate about sustainability, I am excited to be a part of a long-term climate solution by bringing emission-free, innovative transportation to the highly congested Northeast Corridor. I also look forward to collaborating with my team members on an all-encompassing sustainability framework for the company. The environmental and economic benefits that this project promises excite me, and I cannot wait to help bring the world’s fastest train to the United States!

What aspects of marketing are you eager to explore at Northeast Maglev?

I am excited to be a part of a cutting-edge transportation movement, and I’m eager to explore how to further bolster support for the project. The SCMAGLEV has the potential to revolutionize our nation’s view of transportation, so I look forward to exploring marketing as it relates to awareness, education, and social media analytics. I’m also intent on researching the important environmental benefits of the SCMAGLEV so that I can further develop my knowledge around sustainability.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a Global Marketing Analyst where I can use my international business degree and French language skills to work amidst people with different backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities. I hope to live in a city like Paris, immersing myself in a new culture and language in order to expand my mindset and become an active global citizen. I hope to learn more about how to market various products and services to different countries as well as learn more about different work cultures. This internship will provide me with the insights needed to connect and collaborate with different countries. Northeast Maglev models cross-culture collaboration with their close relationship with Central Japan Railway and the Japanese government to deploy maglev technology in the U.S., and I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible.

What’s a fun fact about you?

My fun fact is that my introduction to environmental justice began in my hometown, Concord, Mass. In 2013, we became the first town in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, and that’s when I realized the impact of environmental activism, even if it starts on a local scale.