Students interested in the current Smart Community Corps summer 2020 opportunity should check our SCC 2020 page to learn more including access to detailed job descriptions and our internship application.
The Smart Community Corps (SCC) is the first statewide program of its kind. The program places Georgia Tech students into municipal governments to support smart community projects. The Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation (SCI2) began this program to give Georgia Tech students access to real-life civic experience during the summer semester.
SCC is a paid full-time (40 hours/week) internship over the summer semester funded by SCI2 for civic-minded Georgia Tech students dedicated to creating livable, and equitable communities through implementing smart technologies and data analytics. Interns are placed in our communities and work “on site” as part of the project team alongside our community partners for 10 weeks from approximately mid-May to the beginning of August.
The Smart Community Corps internship is a joint collaboration with the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS), the Center for Career Discovery & Development (C2D2), and the Student Government Association (SGA). Through this partnership our interns will have access to professional mentorship through SLS program and educational seminars to Introduce students to theories of grassroots sustainability innovation.
The SCC internship program offers Georgia Tech students the opportunity to work with top Georgia Tech researchers and their local community partners on impactful projects. Our interns will gain experience working with local government, community, and non-profit leaders and expand their professional network while receiving a stipend.
The SCC internship also provides:
- Practical knowledge of smart city projects
- Experience working with a local government
- The opportunity for students to expand their professional network
- A stipend paid in two installments
- Full SCI2 staff support throughout the internship
Applicant Selection Process:
The internship offers students learning opportunities outside of the classroom. They’ll collaborate with diverse partners on key community sustainability challenges, including local communities, governments, nonprofits, research academics, and industry.
Through SCC program, students will use the knowledge and skills they gained at Georgia Tech to help create sustainable and smart communities.
- The program is open to all Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students of all majors regardless of degree level, major, or visa status
- Interested students must submit an online application with a letter of recommendation from their professor
- The online application process opens in December and closes Mid-February
- Our Community partners will interview applicants by the end of February, with offers extended by mid-March