Available GCIP Internships

The following internship opportunities are available in county governments across the state. All applications must be made directly to the county

  • Right of Way Research Internship (Lumpkin County )

    Location: Lumpkin County

    City: Dahlonega

    Department: Public Works/Finance Administration

    Contact: Abby Branan

    Phone Number: 706-482-2554

    Email: [email protected]

    Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    This is a part time, temporary position responsible for the verification that all county roads are included in the fixed asset listing of the county.  This position is also responsible for the creation of a database of all county owned property and rights of way that can be integrated into the County’s GIS system.  This position will be research based and may require time in the archives of the county records at the Lumpkin County Justice Center.

     

     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Ability to research deeds to determine the amount of right of way owned by the County;
    • Ability to research county records to determine all property owned by Lumpkin County;
    • Ability to consolidate records into an easy to use and concise format that can be easily imported into the County’s GIS system as a data layer;
    • Ability to take an existing road list and verify that all research is completed and all county files are up to date with deed and other records;
    • Ability to take the County’s asset listing and verify that all property is accounted for on the list;
    • Ability to prepare a total of right of way owned in acreage;
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

    Education and Experience:

    • Must be a college student capable of providing a maximum of 200 hours of work

     Preferred Qualifications:

    • None.

     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Skill in planning and organizing work;
    • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and various business application software programs;
    • Skill in utilizing such office equipment as a calculator, typewriter, facsimile machine, scanner and copier;
    • Skill in interpersonal relations;
    • Skill in the use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems;
    • Skill in using computers for data entry;
    • Skill in using computers for word processing and/or data storage;
    • Ability to organize and communicate effectively.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Work is sedentary and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work also requires fingering, hearing, mental acuity, speaking, and talking.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:      

    Work is typically performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 03/18/2021

    Deadline to Apply: April 30

    Start Date: May 17

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $12/hr

  • Public Defender Internship (Wayne County (Virtual Internship Possible))

    Location: Wayne County (Virtual Internship Possible)

    City: Jesup

    Department: Office of the Public Defender

    Contact: Stephen E. Tillman

    Phone Number: N/A

    Email: [email protected]

    Description

    Overview of Internship:

    The Public Defender's Office for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit is seeking an intern to assist us in serving Wayne County. The hours of the internship are flexible and a remote internship is possible.  Job responsibilities will include assisting in investigating cases, contacting/locating potential witnesses, helping other team members locate suitable housing/substance abuse centers for clients, assisting attorneys in performing legal research, and contacting potential witnesses.

    The focus of the internship is flexible based upon the desires of the applicant. If the intern is interested in social work or studying the impact of addiction, modifications can be made to accommodate.  Similarly, if the intern desires more exposure to criminal investigations, then the internship can be modified to focus on this area.

    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, must be enrolled in college or a recent graduate, have a valid driver's license, a passion for working with individuals in poverty, and a desire to work with a dedicated team.

    Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of at least two (2) references to [email protected]

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 03/18/2021

    Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

    Start Date: May 1, 2021

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $12/hr

  • Law Clerk (Troup County)

    Location: Troup County

    City: LaGrange

    Department: Office of the Public Defender

    Contact: Kenneth Cole

    Phone Number: 770-832-1471 Ext 32

    Email: [email protected]

    Description

    The Troup County Public Defender’s Office (Troup County) provides legal representation to indigent persons charged with a felony crime. Our office has one full time investigator who is tasked with providing investigative support to our five attorneys. This office is offering a paid internship to a 2-L, 3-L or recent Law School graduate. The intern will be charged with the task of developing an investigative resource guide for newly appointed cases to assist in streamlining the investigative process. The resource guide will identify investigative tools, resources, forms and create a check list for the investigator for differing case types. They will work with the investigator as well as the attorneys developing the resource tool.

    The intern will be assigned to the public defender’s office, to begin around May 1, 2021 and to end no later than September 30, 2021.

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the Kenneth W. Cooke ([email protected]) by email.

    Qualifications

    Candidates must be enrolled in an A.B.A. accredited law school or have a Juris Doctorate from an A.B.A. accredited law school. Additionally, all applicants must be able to work independently, have knowledge of conducting research, and have the ability to create a comprehensive resource directory to reflect the specific needs of our attorneys, as mentioned above; and must have some experience with various computer software programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. The ability to work well with people with various backgrounds such as elected officials, attorneys, personnel, citizens, etc., is highly desired.

     

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 03/18/2021

    Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

    Start Date: May 1, 2021

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $12/hr

  • Administrative Internship (Marion County)

    Location: Marion County

    City: Buena Vista

    Department: Administration

    Contact: Sylvia Russell

    Phone Number: 229-649-2603

    Email: [email protected]

    Description

    Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Work with various staff to review the current Code of Ordinances of Marion County, specifically focusing on (but not limited to) the Zoning section of the Code.
    • Coordinate with staff members in order to bring the Code up to date with Federal and State law.
    • Make recommendations for adding or deleting sections of the code for better efficiency and transparency of County government.
    • Attend and possibly speak during town hall meetings with public participation during the review process (social distancing guidelines will be followed).

    Marion County’s Book of the Code of Ordinances has not been updated with recently approved legislation and is also in need of an analysis and review. Candidates do not need any experience with government systems but must be able to research and synthesize information very well.

     

    Applicant Evaluation and Selection Criteria:

    Only one position is available.  Interested students will submit the following:

    • Cover letter
    • Copy of resume

    Additionally, applicants must have a clean criminal history and be able pass a drug screen. 

    To apply for this position, email your cover letter and copy of resume to [email protected]

    Qualifications

    Educational Requirements:

    This position is best suited for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent college graduates (must prove graduation was within one year) with backgrounds in:  Political Science, Public Administration, Law, Public Affairs, Communications, Public Relations, Public Policy, or related fields.

     Skills, Training or Qualifications:

    • Computer Skills - Must be able to use Microsoft Office products.
    • Communication Skills - Ability to listen to and understand directives; ability to write and speak in an understandable, accurate, positive manner. Must be able to gather pertinent information quickly and accurately; able to communicate the information professionally and precisely to the proper recipient. Must be able to maintain a high level of accuracy, be courteous with other employees, the public and user agencies. To be able to read and understand correspondence, memoranda and directives.
    • Decision Making Skills - Act in a decisive manner, use good judgment. Able to assess problems and situations quickly, able to anticipate needs and avoid overreaction, to maintain flexibility in adjusting to situations and procedures, to support and carry out directives.
    • Interpersonal Relationship Skills - Be consistent in dealing with people, personal integrity, sensitivity to other’s problems without direct involvement, exclusion of personal biases from work performance, ability to accept discipline, tact and diplomacy, promoting a cooperative, positive attitude, political sensitivity.
    • Professional Attitude Skills - Emotional stability, self-motivation, loyalty and commitment to the organization, willingness to take initiative, dependability, maturity in relationships with others, personal appearance, self-confidence.
    • Working Skills - Able to produce HIGH quality accurate work. Able to detect and correct errors, able to perform tasks simultaneously if necessary. Able to coordinate heavy work load to maintain organization. Able to utilize work time properly.
    • Personal Skills - Highly reliable, ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, flexible in scheduling needs, ability to maintain a calm demeanor under high levels of stress.

     

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 03/30/2021

    Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

    Start Date: Varies

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $12/hr

  • Family Treatment Court Intern (Gwinnett County )

    Location: Gwinnett County

    City: Lawrenceville

    Department: Family Treatment Court

    Contact: Lisa Pappas

    Phone Number: 770.619.6084

    Email: [email protected]

    Description

    Paid internship available in Gwinnett County Government. Intern needed to assist with making community connections for newly implemented Family Treatment Court.  The mission of Family Treatment Court is to ensure safe and permanent families by strengthening relationships through intensive recovery and collaborative efforts.

    Duties will include creating a “Resource Guide” for participants with information including, organizations providing housing and rental assistance, companies willing to employ participants and work around their FTC schedule, and other community resources to assist participants.  Other duties include, data entry, participating in staffing decisions, and collaborating with other FTC coordinators to develop strategies to promote Family Treatment Court.  Candidate must sign a confidentiality agreement to keep all information regarding participants confidential.

    Qualifications

    Qualified individuals must be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent college graduate. Must be organized, self-motivated, and willing to reach out to business and community leaders. 

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 06/14/2021

    Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

    Start Date: Varies

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $12/hr

  • GIS Internship (Meriwether County )

    Location: Meriwether County

    City: Greenville

    Department: Tax Assessor

    Contact: Apply through Meriwether County website. Link included in description

    Phone Number: NA

    Email: NA

    Description

    https://www.meriwethercountyga.gov.

    Internship Summary

    The purpose of this internship is to assist with the appraisals of real and/or personal property in Meriwether County and assists co-workers and the Chief Appraiser with assigned work.

    Essential Functions

    Assist with field appraisals of the typical types of real and personal property.

    Research, analyze, and inspect property and gather all information necessary for appraisals such as size, zoning, use, location, construction quality, depreciation, and market data.

    Demonstrate the ability to learn, under supervision, the methods and techniques involved in the appraisal of the more complex types of property.

    Assist the Chief Appraiser with records, maps, and public relations activities as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Assist the public with questions on property valuation and related tax questions as needed.

    Assist with public service programs for civic clubs, schools, and other public functions.

    Perform other related duties and tasks as required and assigned.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required

    Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, a recent college graduate, or a high school student who is 16 years of age or older who is dually enrolled in a college program.

    Ability to learn and operate computer systems and software required to function in the Assessors’ office, including WinGAP and Microsoft products.

    Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    Must be able to speak and write in the English language and have good verbal and written communication skills.

    Working Conditions/Physical Demands

    Work will include both office and field work using maps, computers, calculators, and other business machines. This position may require walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, seeing, hearing, repetitive motions, mild lifting of weight up to 50 lbs. Most physical demands are compared to those needed for light to medium work assignments.

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 06/15/2021

    Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

    Start Date: Varies

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $12/hr

  • Youth Commission Internship (Fulton)

    Location: Fulton

    City: Atlanta

    Department: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    Contact: Apply through Fulton County website. Link included in description.

    Phone Number: NA

    Email: NA

    Description

    Apply at ACCG SUMMER INTERNSHIP | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

    The purpose of this program is to learn key career skills this summer through paid internships.  The Summer Youth Internship Program will provide paid work experience in a wide range of career fields.
     
    The intern must possess experience working with community or non-profit agencies.  Also have experience working with children, youth and families and experience with the Fulton County and Atlanta Public School Systems.  

    • Must possess strong administrative skills
    • Must have strong verbal and written skills
    • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software (i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher)
    • Must be willing to present before large and small groups

    The Fulton County Youth Commission is an exciting leadership and service program that empowers youths to become knowledgeable and involved in the local governmental process. Through this program, the community’s brightest adolescents communicate with their peers and local government leaders to increase awareness about the most pertinent issues facing Fulton County’s children, youth, and families.  

    Duties and Responsibilities 
    The intern is responsible in helping with the successful implementation of the Fulton County Youth Commission program. The person in this position should possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written), as well as leadership and presentation skills. Additionally, the person should be willing to work some flex schedules, including late evenings. Help coordinate the Fulton County Youth Commission program which includes:

    • Recruiting new Youth Commissioners
    • Organizing and executing logistics associated with monthly planning/training meetings, events, conferences and service projects
    • Helping ensure the Youth Commission meets expectations and goals of the program
    • Composing emails, memos, correspondence
    • Marketing, planning, and coordination of the Youth Commission opening retreat and parent orientation
    • Marketing, planning, and coordination of the Youth Commission meetings, advocacy presentations, special projects and service opportunities
    • Helping facilitate meetings
    • Helping maintain accurate files and records for assigned programs and initiatives
    • Assist with the facilitation of Youth Commission direct service special initiatives as needed

    Qualifications

     

    Qualifications: 
    Must be undergraduate student, graduate student, recent college graduate, or a high school student 16 years of age or older who is dually enrolled in a college program.
     
    * Must be available Wednesday, June 23 - Tuesday, September 26, 2021

    * There is a maximum of 25 hours per work week, with a maximum of 200 hours.


    ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL BEFORE THEY ARE SUBMITTED. PLEASE REVIEW ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ACCURACY AND MAKE ALL CORRECTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING.

    It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics, disability or sexual orientation

     

    To apply for this position, fill out and save the County Application Form to your computer, then submit to the County Supervisor listed above by email.

    Date Posted: 06/15/2021

    Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

    Start Date: Varies

    Duration: Summer 2021 (May-September ).

    Hours Per Week: 200 Total.

    Salary: $15/hr