The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundations has provided funding to the Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) for 35 paid county internships for college and graduate students in counties throughout the state. A wide variety of projects are available to students for a number of disciplines including mass communications, journalism, GIS, computer science, finance, forestry, sociology, planning, economic development, art, leisure studies, health, political science, marketing, criminal justice, law, records management, accounting, graphic design, videography, etc. All available positions are posted on the Georgia County Internship Program website located here: http://www.civicaffairs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemid=481. Students can search positions by county, by position, or by keyword.
To advance civic and community engagement in Georgia counties, and thereby support the work of ACCG in accomplishing its strategic goals on behalf of those counties.
Since the summer of 2014, the GCIP has funded positions for 86 interns in 35 counties representing 42 colleges and universities. To ensure your students have an opportunity to participate in this year’s program, please help us to promote these paid internship positions by notifying your students and by following us on social media @GaCoInternships on Twitter and Georgia County Internship Program on Facebook.
Internships in county government do lead to job opportunities. Please see the following article published in the spring edition of the Georgia County Government Magazine which highlights several GCIP interns who were hired after completing their internship: http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/ACGQ/ACGQ0116/index.php#/30
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