Program Overview

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. In addition to a full-time summer stipend, SCC are provided curriculum programming in sustainability, innovation, career development and mentorship. The program is open to both Georgia Tech and other Georgia college undergraduate and graduate students.

SCC Collaborators and Pair Model:
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). Through this partnership, our summer cohort of interns will participate in bi-weekly programming and educational seminars that introduce students to theories of grassroots sustainability/innovation, as well as career development, writing, and mentorship. 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.

Program Benefits:
The SCC internship program offers students the opportunity to work as a cohort with top researchers and their local community partners on impactful smart community projects. Our interns will gain experience working with local government, community, and non-profit leaders and expand their professional network while receiving a summer stipend.

The SCC Internship Provides:

  • Practical knowledge of smart city projects
  • Experience working with a local government
  • The opportunity for students to expand their professional network
  • A stipend of up to $8,000 depending on job/location
  • Additional programing through our SCC collaborators
  • Full SCI2 staff support throughout the internship

Applicant Selection Process:
The internship offers students learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Through the SCC program, students will use the knowledge and skills they gained in the classroom to help create more sustainable and smart communities.

The program is open to all Georgia undergraduate and graduate students of all majors regardless of degree level, major, or visa status (must be eligible to work in the U.S.).

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