SDI’s First Chance Initiative to Give Area Teens Internship Opportunities

CHICAGO, May 15, 2007 — SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC), a public sector systems integrator specializing in command environment systems, infrastructure and operations, announced today the kickoff of the 2007 First Chance Initiative by welcoming summer interns from area high schools and universities to work at SDI. This program will include kids from Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, a long-term residential home for troubled and hurting young men and women in Chicago.

“SDI believes in shaping the future by supporting the development of local youth,” said David Gupta, President of SDI. “We look forward to working with our interns and hope that this opportunity will provide them with a vision of how education sets the foundation for a business career.”

The ten-week internships will provide interns with an opportunity to learn about information technology and to apply their skills to real life projects. In addition to gaining practical experience in computer applications, engineering and high technology, interns will become accustom to working in a professional environment, participating in teamwork, producing within deadlines, and communicating effectively.

From providing strong technology solutions to building strong communities, we’re there.

About SDI

SDI is a systems integrator that fuses information technology, security, operations and facility management to support critical organization systems and data by providing advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM long-term support. With substantial private and public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent services and support to our nation’s critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator – with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful. For more than 19 years, we’ve been there for our clients, and people are taking notice. Visit us at


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