News: Smart Community Corps Summer Internship Program

2021 Smart Community Corps

Posted February 22, 2021

The Smart Community Corps (SCC) is the first statewide program of its kind for civic-minded students to gain hands on smart city experience. Working as a summer cohort and in community pairs, interns are placed into local municipalities to support smart technology projects that are dedicated to creating livable and equitable communities.

The Smart Community Corps internship is a joint collaboration with the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS), the Georgia Tech Career Center, and the Student Government Association (SGA). SCC internships are funded by a generous gift from Microsoft Corporation to advance students’ experiences working on real-life problems in a community environment as a way to apply their skills and improve the lives of residents.

The Smart Community Corps internship offers students the opportunity to work with top university researchers and local community partners on impactful projects. The SCC:

  • Is a paid full-time 40 hours/week internship over the summer from May 17th – Aug 6th
  • Is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from Georgia Tech and other Georgia higher education institutions around the state
  • Embeds interns on-site in local communities to work alongside government, community, and non-profit leaders

SCC application closes on February 26th, 2021 with finalists selected in March based on interviews, interests, and qualifications.

For more information, including how to apply for the program, visit: https://smartcities.gatech.edu/smart-community-corps-program-overview