Host an Intern

Provide a high school student with one of the most necessary components of their education –
real-world experience

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.”

    Keren Park
    Keren Park Intern at The Weather Company
  • “The internships will surely help open your eyes about the fields you want to pursue. Such an amazing overall experience”

    Justus Barnes
    Justus Barnes Intern at Rural Sourcing, Inc.
  • “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!”

    Amy Lee
    Amy Lee Intern at Delta Data Soft
  • “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."

    Erico Corbett
    Erico Corbett Intern at Turner

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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. Don’t worry, you will receive a handbook on hosting before the internship starts!

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

We are proud to have worked with more than 150 companies around the state of Georgia. Some of our longest running host sites include Jabian, Verint, and Georgia Tech Research Institute. Check out the carousel of logos above to see who’s hosting for 2017!

What are the key dates for the 2017 internship program?
  • April 14 – recommended deadline to submit your commitment and requirements; TA-Ed begins recommending students for consideration
  • May – interviews begin coordinated by TAG-Ed
  • June 26 – final week for interviews and placements
  • July 27 – The Horizon Awards
What is the age range of TAG-Ed students?

All student applicants are at least 16 years of age. TAG-Ed evaluates each and every student that applies and presents those that align best with the project at hand.

Does hosting an intern through TAG-Ed cost anything?

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.

Do you work for a non-profit or startup company? We have scholarships available to help you host an intern! Contact Jillian Heaton, Internship Program Director, for more information on our scholarship program.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

For a more detailed look at the TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program, please view our online brochure.

If you have additional questions, contact Stefanie Slay.

Interested in Hosting an Intern?

Get more information by downloading our program brochure or contacting us today!

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