Grants to Georgia counties that are funding source members to support internships for students and graduates. Funding is intended to allow selected counties to recruit talented high school and college students and recent graduates from a variety of disciplines to work on specific projects. Internship grant opportunities are exclusively available for summer. The goal of the program is to give students a chance to learn first-hand about the role of county government, provide practical work experiences students can use in the job market upon graduation, and inspire young people to consider a career in county government.
There are three internship opportunities available:
The Kundell Environmental Management Internship/Fellowship Program: Grant applications must include a project that has an environmental impact. Suggested projects include anti-littering campaigns and projects, green energy, LEED certification, brownfield projects, pollution projects, water-related projects, stormwater runoff projects, etc. One or more internships will be awarded.
The Garner Health and Human Services Internship/Fellowship Program: Grant applications for the Garner grant must include a project that has a health and human services impact. Suggested projects include creating and coordinating wellness/health fairs for the community, establishing a Live Healthy program for the county, projects related to seniors or disadvantaged youth, disease prevention, anti-drug campaigns, etc. One internship will be awarded.
Counties can create intern positions for any department within the county that seeks assistance with a project that, within the grant period, can produce a specific outcome defined by the department. As a general matter, this would not include day-to-day administrative or operational jobs.
For information about intern work hours and schedules, see: https://www.accg.org/docs/2023%20GCIP%20Grant%20Application%20Packet.pdf#page=10
Estimated Size of Grant:
2023 Summer GCIP grants will be awarded for the period of May 1, 2023 - September 1, 2023.
Email applications to Michele NeSmith email@example.com.
Or mail to:
ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
For more information on county grant applications, contact Michele NeSmith at the above email or call (404)-522-5022 ext. 195.