Host an Intern
Provide a high school student with one of the most necessary components of their education –
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.
For detailed program information, including cost and timeline, scroll down to the FAQ section below.
“More than anything, this internship was an eye-opening experience for me to see and understand how tech companies work. With this knowledge, I now know what it takes to be a leader in the workplace, and I am more motivated to learn and do well in school.”
“The internships will surely help open your eyes about the fields you want to pursue. Such an amazing overall experience”
“I believe this experience was a great opportunity that would have been hard to obtain through my efforts alone. I sincerely believe the TAG-Ed program is particularly rewarding because of how great and responsive the coordinators are to the students' needs and expectations!”
“TAG-Ed is an excellent program, beginning with the workshops all the way to the placement of your internship. I would recommend this program for anyone because it prepares you for interviews, job opportunities and any type of professional development you would need."
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Don’t worry, you will receive a handbook on hosting before the internship starts!
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, Goizueta Business School at Emory University, First Data, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Jabian Consulting, McKesson, NCR, Southern Company, and Turner.
- March 26th: TAG-Ed will begin to provide student recommendations to registered companies.
- April 16th: Company interviews begin (TAG-Ed will coordinate interview logistics between student and company).
- May 11th: Recommended deadline to register as intern host.
- June 25th: Final week for interviews and intern placements.
Students must be at least 16 years old to be eligible to apply for the TAG-Ed internship program. Students must also be in the high school graduating class of 2018, 2019, or 2020 to participate.
Yes, TAG-Ed summer internships are paid. Hosting a student costs the company $220 per week worked to cover the student’s stipend, plus a $450 placement fee, which covers the administrative costs of the program, as well as, tickets to attend The Horizon Awards at the end of the summer. For more information on The Horizon Awards, please click here.