TAG-Ed Programs

Scholastic programs to advance the goal of enabling
Georgia’s K-12 education system to become an innovative leader for STEM education

TAG-Ed Summer Internships

 

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Thank you for participating in the 2016 TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program!

This year TAG-Ed provided over 150 internship positions across Georgia, including metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and Savannah. High school students created marketing strategy for AT&T, developed life-saving technology at Georgia Technology Research Institute, assisted with advertising for Turner, coded new applications for EngeniusMicro, and standardized CRM databases for Adapture.

Interested in becoming a TAG-Ed Intern for Summer 2017? Check back in January 2017 to complete your application.


About the Program:

  • The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program provides real-world experiences for high-achieving students with strong STEM aptitude. Students are placed in companies interested in investing in STEM talent and impacting the future technology workforce. Matches are based on related interests, qualifications, and project requirements.
  • The internship is for five (5) consecutive weeks, with interns working an average 20-30 hours/week. Students are paid $200 per week by their host company for a total stipend of $1,000 at the end of the completed assignment.
Internship Flyer

Timeline:

  • January 15 – Student applications open
  • February 1 – Company applications open
  • Mid April – July 3 –  Internship placements/assignments
  • June 1 – August 7, 2016 – Time period for internships to be completed

Student Requirements for Participation:

  • Student applicants must be 16+ years old to participate. Recent high school graduates and college freshmen are welcome to apply.
  • Interns must complete a minimum five-week assignment.
  • Please note: We cannot guarantee your placement in our program. Additionally, if you are selected as a candidate, TAG-Ed will do its best to ensure the position is aligned with your interests outlined on your application.
  • Upon completion, interns agree to act as a student mentor for future applicants. We may request interns to speak or participate in TAG-Ed internship events and provide testimonials. Additionally, we ask the intern to periodically provide updates about their education and career progression in order to track the impact of our program.

Company Requirements for Participation:

  • Companies contribute $1,250 to participate. This covers an intern’s stipend and the costs of running the program.
  • Companies must offer student mentoring and feedback to TAG-Ed.
  • Special scholarships are available for startups and non-profit host companies.

What can a high school student do?

Our most frequently asked question by potential host companies is, “What kind of projects can a high school student even do?” TAG-Ed interns are carefully screened and matched based on the host company’s application. These are not your average students — many have 4.0 GPAs, incredible extracurricular involvements, and most importantly, a passion for STEM careers. By being a mentor, you are shaping a student’s career path and strengthening Georgia’s future workforce.

Want to know what a high school student can achieve? Check out the TAG-Ed Intern Profile.

A special thank you to this year’s host companies: