Georgia County Internship Program

The Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) offers first-hand internship experiences to undergraduate and graduate level college students in county government. Each summer, internships are offered across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines ranging from accounting to wildlife sciences in county government offices throughout the state. Created in 2010, the Georgia Department of Labor provided grant funding in the amount of $250,000 to start the program. To date, over 300 students have filled internship positions in 65 counties throughout the state.




GCIP Goals:

  • Enable counties to hire talented college students for specific projects that will benefit county government and citizens
  • Give students a chance to learn first-hand about the role of counties and functions of local government
  • Provide practical work experiences that students can use in the job market upon graduation.
  • Inspire young people to a life of public service leadership.

For more information on the GCIP Program, contact Michele NeSmith at 404.522.5022, ex. 195 or mnesmith@accg.org.

Support GCIP Today!

Sponsoring partners for this statewide initiative are now being sought. Individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in helping advance civic engagement among young Georgians by partnering on this program should contact Foundation Director David Hankerson at 404.522.5022 or dhankerson@civicaffairs.org.

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