TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program

Become a TAG-Ed Student Intern for Summer 2017

Work on a STEM project at one of over 150 participating Georgia companies! The internships are paid, and the experience is priceless.

The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program was created to give students like you real world STEM experience at companies around Atlanta and the state of Georgia. For five weeks or more, you will work with a mentor on a specific project, not only honing your technical skills, but also developing the professional skills you will need to excel through high school and beyond.

Applications to become a TAG-Ed Summer Intern are now open! We highly recommend you preview the application before starting by clicking “PREVIEW APP” below. The deadline to apply is June 12. Join more than 800 participants who have grown through their summer experience with TAG-Ed.

  • “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

Introducing: The STEAMConcept Bootcamp

TAG-Ed is partnering with Concept Software, Inc. to bring an alternate opportunity for TAG-Ed intern applicants this summer: STEAM summer bootcamps. These intensive, four-week programs will be made available to top-tier students who are not matched with companies for TAG-Ed summer internships. This presents an excellent opportunity for students to continue building their technology (Course 1: Introduction to Technology) or marketing skills (Course 2: Digital Media Marketing & SEO) to prepare them for future professional experiences – at absolutely no cost!

When applying for your TAG-Ed internship, simply indicate whether you would also like to be considered for the 2017 STEAMConcept Bootcamp. Concept Software will then contact you directly with a secondary application. Note: this will not affect the chances of you receiving a TAG-Ed summer internship. All students will first be considered for a TAG-Ed internship.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the internship timeline?

The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program is a fairly on-going process, and the timeline is as follows:

  • Student applications open January 16, 2017
  • Priority deadline to apply is April 14, 2017
  • Final deadline to apply is June 12, 2017
  • All internships should have started by July 2017

We send out routine emails once you start your application to help keep you in the know throughout the process!

Is there an age requirement for students to participate?

Yes, all student applicants must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the summer, typically June 1.

I am nervous about applying, I have never had an internship before…

Don’t worry, the majority of students placed in our program have never had work experience either! That is why we host this program. We want you to learn about workplace etiquette and careers in STEM as early as possible to give you the best chance of success in the future! Need help completing your application or preparing for an interview? Consider attending a TAG-Ed Interview and Application Workshop. You can also reach out to the TAG-Ed team for assistance, just email internships@tagonline.org.

What kinds of questions are on the application?

Our student application is fairly lengthy, and will ask a variety of questions from your GPA to your school courses to your hobbies and volunteer experiences. The 2017 application has been released for your review so you can prepare before beginning the process! Just click “Preview App” at the top of the page! If you should have any questions, just email us at internships@tagonline.org

If I gain an internship through the TAG-Ed program, what is expected of me?

Congratulations, gaining an internship through TAG-Ed is no easy feat! As a TAG-Ed summer intern you are expected to work a minimum of five weeks. During your internship you are expected to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, dressing according to your assigned workplace, always arriving on time, and working hard to exceed expectations set by your hiring manager. Remember, gaining an internship does not guarantee you will keep it; students have been released in the past for repeated tardiness and other professional mistakes. It is important to remember there are over 1,000 other students who wanted your position, so make it count! You will also be expected to attend at least two workshop series throughout the summer. You will receive more information on proper etiquette and workshops after you are placed!

Are TAG-Ed internships paid; if so, how much?

As a TAG-Ed intern, you are paid a stipend for your learning experience at the end of your internship experience. This stipend is $220 per week, and students are expected to work between 20-30 hours per week.

What are the Horizon Awards, and can I be nominated for an award?

The Horizon Awards is a celebration of the incredible interns and mentors who participate through TAG-Ed’s Summer Internship Program. There are award categories for both mentors and students, and each are nominated by the other (that means no self-nominating!) Student category winners receive post-secondary scholarships, while mentors receive the ultimate bragging rights! If you weren’t motivated to do your best before, you should be now! Check out the 2016 Horizon Award winners here.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Contact Jillian Heaton, Internship Program Director.

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

Fast Facts

TAG-Ed’s first Summer Internship program launched in 2009 with 37 interns. See how far we’ve come:

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