History & Purpose
Initiated in 1971, the Governor’s Intern Program provides Georgia’s brightest and most ambitious students with professional experience to prepare for the working world. College juniors and seniors, graduate students and law students are eligible to apply to the Internship Program.
The Internship Program offers students valuable work experience in the Governor's Office and in numerous agencies throughout the state. Interns work in a fast-paced environment and enjoy many opportunities to learn more about politics, state government and the legislative process.
Interns receive stipends bi-weekly based upon minimum wage. The application process for the program is highly competitive, consisting of an application and up to two rounds of interviews. More information about the program and application process can be found in the various sections of this website. Thank you for your interest in the Governor’s Intern Program!
Upon submission of their application, qualified students may be selected for an interview with the Governor's Office. This process is intended to determine the best possible placement and provides an excellent opportunity for college students to improve their interviewing and job search skills. After final selections are made, the Governor's Office will decide on office placement for interns based on their talents and interests.
Students meeting the following requirements may be considered for an internship:
- He/she must be a currently enrolled junior, senior, graduate student, or law student, or no more than one year past graduation.
- He/she must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- He/she must be a Georgia resident or attending/attended a Georgia college, university, or law school.