PIN Summer Internship

Opportunity for All – Innovation for Good

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The PIN Summer Internship (PSI) uses collaboration, diversity and forward thinking to elevate the outcomes of our communities and environment. Our competitive, immersive 12-week program brings together extraordinary cohorts of interns representing colleges and universities nationwide and communities around the world. With a presence across the Southeast United States, the talent and diversity from these cohorts have demonstrated major feats. In just a few years, we’ve evolved from a modest initiative to an unparalleled platform for innovation. To date, our 2023 PSI cohort of 63 interns stands as our largest, most competitive, and most diverse group.

2023 PIN Summer Internship Cohort

Impactful Endeavors

In 2023, our intern cohort embarked on 35 transformative projects across 15 communities. From enhancing community resilience and digital equity to fostering economic mobility and sustainable living, their endeavors spanned a spectrum of pressing public issues. See a full list of our projects on our 2023 projects page.

Empowering Next-Generation Innovators

The PSI focuses on developing inclusive, intentional collaborations and elevated experiential learning. Guiding next-generation innovators, we challenge them to confront intricate community challenges using public innovation and civic technologies across Georgia and the Southeast region. Students from any higher education institution, degree level, or major are welcome to apply. See our eligibility requirements for more details.

About the Experience

Our program pairs two interns with each Project site to facilitate cross-learning and co-creation. During the course of the internship, interns are involved in weekly programming, enriched by seminars in innovation, career development and mentorship. We believe in the power of paid internships to level the professional playing field, where socioeconomic status does not limit opportunities.

In addition to this well-rounded experience, the PIN Summer Internship offers highly competitive benefits:

  • Insight into projects leveraging public innovation and civic technologies for the public good.
  • A chance to collaborate on local government, community, or research initiatives.
  • Expansion of your professional network.
  • A summer living stipend of $8,000 (pre-tax) paid biweekly over 12 weeks (May 13 – Aug. 2).
  • Additional professional development programming enriched by our esteemed collaborators.
  • Support and facilitation from our PIN team throughout your journey.

Selected interns are expected to reside and work within their selected communities or project cities for the entirety of the 12-week term. At the conclusion of this program, interns will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 2, 2024, for in-person final presentations via a closing ceremony and poster showcase.

Join Us

The PSI shapes more sustainable and smarter communities, bridging the gap between classroom knowledge and real-world impact. For those who seek to lead the way in innovation and be a part of a brighter tomorrow – the PIN Summer Internship awaits. Join us on this journey of discovery, learning, and empowerment.

Prospective interns need to submit an online application, resume, and a letter of recommendation. Our resume resources page provides more detail on how to develop a competitive resume.

The application process commences on December 1, 2023, closing on February 11th at 5 pm. Interviews, generally scheduled between February 19-23, are followed by offers extended by March 1.

Contact Us

For inquiries and more information, reach out to KeAndrea Rivers, PIN Student Engagement Associate, at

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