Become a Project / Host Site

PIN Summer Internship: Become a Project / Host Site

Thank you for considering becoming a project / host site for the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation’s Summer Internship (PSI) program. We’re excited about the opportunity to collaborate with you and provide students with a chance to contribute to your project, organization and the community you serve.

The Project / Host Site Application period for Summer 2024 has ended.

About the PIN Summer Internship

The PIN Summer Internship (PSI) stands as an innovative initiative that empowers public impact organizations to expand their horizons and drive innovation. This program connects these organizations with civic-minded interns from various higher education institutions, disciplines, and backgrounds. By placing two interns within local organizations, PSI aims to bolster projects focused on nurturing livable and equitable communities across the Southeast through public innovation or civic technology.

Hosting Opportunity for PIN Projects

We invite public sector organizations, coalitions, government agencies, non-profits, foundations, public-private partnerships, and PIN partner projects (both current and alumni) to participate in the PIN Summer Internship program. The projects must align with PIN’s definition of inclusive innovation, which focuses on improving access and opportunities for all.

Given the limited funding available, not all project sites can be selected for intern placements. Interested organizations need to submit a project / host site application. While this application doesn’t guarantee intern placements, it is the first step in the process. The selection of host sites will be based on several criteria, including project/community need, quality of learning opportunity, intern skillsets, available student applicants, and PSI funding.

We encourage organizations to consider providing matching funding to cover one intern’s stipend, while PIN covers the other. The stipend amount is $8,000 per intern. However, organizations without matching funding shouldn’t hesitate to apply; they will still be considered.

Benefits of the PIN Summer Internship and Hosting Interns

  • Access to vetted interns passionate about your project.
  • PIN handles intern recruitment and hiring.
  • PIN covers intern stipends (matching funding requested).
  • Interns bring fresh ideas and perspectives from classrooms to your projects.
  • Opportunity to connect with young professionals who can contribute positively.
  • Immediate project support without the commitment to future employment.

Host Site Expectations

As a host site for PSI interns, we ask you to fulfill the following expectations:

  • Create an intern syllabus and workplan by April 30.
  • Assist interns in finding safe, affordable summer housing (if necessary).
  • Provide daily in-person supervision and exposure to your organization.
  • Allow interns to participate in weekly, virtual, one-hour professional development sessions.
  • Allow interns to participate in virtual, 30-minute mentorship meetings every other week.
  • Participate in a mid-summer check-in call.
  • Travel to Atlanta for the PSI opening ceremony on May 10 and closing ceremony on August 2.
  • Complete an End-of-Internship Survey.

Application Process

The project / host site application portal is now closed and will reopen in September 2025.

To apply as a PSI project / host site for the summer, please review the 1) Application Guide, 2) Application Questions, then 3) complete the Application.

Program Manager Contact

If you have any questions about the PSI project / host site application process or PSI in general, please reach out to Dr. Cody M. Cocchi, PIN Student Engagement Manager, at Cody.Cocchi@innovate.gatech.edu

We look forward to your participation and the opportunity to collaborate on fostering innovation and equitable communities across the Southeast through the PIN Summer Internship program!

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