TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program

Host an Intern and Become a Corporate Partner

The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program was created to give Georgia students real world STEM experience at companies around Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

For five weeks or more throughout the summer, you will work with a student on a meaningful project. These internships give students the opportunity to hone technical hard skills and professional soft skills through practical application, while giving them the confidence to pursue one of Georgia’s STEM career pathways.

Thanks to the many Georgia companies that have made future workforce development a priority, TAG-Ed’s internship program has grown exponentially since its inception in 2009. It’s continued success is made possible by the support of community leaders like you. Apply today and help shape the future for one of Georgia’s best and brightest students.

Testimonies from Past Corporate Sponsors

  • Working with high school interns has given many of the GTRI researchers the opportunity to create intern projects that are related to their fields of interest and research, and to create an experience for a mentee that will have lasting impact on both individuals. In many cases, this internship sparks the interest of the student to consider a STEM-focused career, often peaking their interest in attending Georgia Tech and increasing awareness of GTRI employment opportunities.

    Adina Martinez Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Abby paid attention to every detail and took such good notes, I still use her notes to help train my new college interns. I said this at the Horizon Awards, I want Abby back in the TechKnow Bar for the 2019 TAG-Ed internship, and If I am lucky enough to have Abby go to a local college, she will have a job here for four more years.

    Michael “Tony” Watts NCR Corporation

Timeline

  • November 5th, 2018: Company Application Opens
  • February 13th, 2019: Company Application Closes
  • April 15th, 2019: Student Interviews and Company matching
  • May 1st, 2018: Host Company Onboarding
  • June 3rd: Intern Cohort I Start Date
  • Jun3 17th: Intern Cohort II Start Date

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my responsibilities as an internship provider?

As an internship provider, your company provides students with a 5-week long (minimum) internship. Students work alongside a designated mentor or team of mentors who will help them complete their work. As a mentor, you are expected to monitor a student’s hours, ensure they are exposed to the various aspects of your organization, and most importantly, to mentor them on professionalism and career goals.

What companies have worked with TAG-Ed interns in the past?

TAG-Ed is grateful for all of our company and community support since the start of the internship program. Some of the companies that have hosted TAG-Ed interns include: AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Comcast, Cox, Definition 6, delaPlex, First Data, Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Jabian Consulting, McKesson, NCR, Novelis, NPI, Southern Company, TSYS, and Turner and many more.

What is the age range of TAG-Ed students?

Students must be at least 16 years old by June 4th, 2019 and in the High School graduating class of 2019, 2020, and 2021

Does hosting an intern through TAG-Ed cost anything?

The cost of participating in the TAG-Ed program is $1850 for one intern working 20-30 hours a week for a 5 week internship. This fee covers the student’s stipends, administrative costs, and intern activities. If you are hiring more than 4 interns it may follow an alternative cost structure.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Contact Jillian Heaton, Internship Program Director.

Need more info? Download the Internship Program Flyer (PDF).

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