TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program

Become a TAG-Ed Student Intern for Summer 2018

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 in metro 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.

Student and Host Company applications for the TAG-Ed High School Internship program will open on January 15, 2018. Students, we highly recommend you preview the application before starting by clicking “PREVIEW APP” below.

Students will be eligible to apply if they meet all of the criteria below:

  • At least 16 years old by June 4, 2018
  • In the high school graduating class of 2018, 2019, or 2020
  • Able to secure housing and reliable transportation to company work location
  • Available to work 20-30 hours per week for at least 5-weeks during the summer (June-August)
  • Students – follow the link to apply! http://bit.ly/2D2I5V3
  • The student application will close on Friday, April 13, 2018

Host companies will be eligible to apply if they meet all of the criteria below:

  • Commitment to provide mentorship and create a real-work experiences for student interns
  • Interest in shaping and guiding a Georgia high school student’s STEM career path
  • Willingness to leverage the skills, talents, and perspectives of top caliber high school students
  •  Companies – follow the link to apply! http://bit.ly/2D3MY0O
  •  The company application will close on Friday, May 11, 2018
  • “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 is the internship timeline?

The timeline for TAG-Ed High School Summer is listed below:

  • January 15: Student application and Company Registration Opens
  • March 26: Internship application review and interview process begins
  • April 13: Student application closes
  • May 11: Company application closes
  • June 4 – August 3: Time period for completing internship
  • Late July/Early August (exact date TBD): Horizon Awards Ceremony
  • Students, please note: the TAG-Ed team will notify you via email if you have been selected for an interview. Please check your emails regularly! For questions, please email contact internadmin@tagonline.org
Is there an age requirement for students to participate?

Yes, all student applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 4. Student applicants must also be in the high school graduating class of 2018, 2019, or 2020.

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 one of the reasons 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! Please take advantage of previewing the application before starting to put time into your responses. If selected for an internship, the TAG-Ed will host orientation sessions to share tips for success and help prepare you for your first day! Please direct any questions to the TAG-Ed team at internadming@tagonline.org.

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

Congratulations! Gaining an internship through the TAG-Ed internship program is worthy of a celebration! As a TAG-Ed summer intern, you are expected to work a minimum of five weeks (from 20-30 hours per week). During your internship, you are expected to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, adhere to all company policies, 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! If you have questions or concerns throughout the summer, please contact the TAG-Ed team at internadmin@tagonline.org.

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. Prior to the end of your internship, the TAG-Ed team will send you REQUIRED paperwork that will need to be completed in order to receive your stipend. Failure to submit this paperwork the TAG-Ed team in a timely manner may result in a delay in processing your stipend check.

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! The 2018 Horizon Award ceremony will be held late July/early August. For more information, visit: https://www.tagedonline.org/programs/the-horizon-awards/

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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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