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ACCG Welcomes Summer Interns

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ACCG welcomes summer semester policy and research interns Melanie Schultz and John Gunnells. The interns will assist the policy and research staff by surveying counties, compiling data, attending study committee meetings, and preparing research reports on county government issues.

Although born in Louisville, Kentucky, Melanie Schultz grew up in Kennesaw in Cobb County. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Administration at Kennesaw State University. Schultz earned a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and a Masters of Arts in Social Science, with a concentration in Criminology from Georgia Southern University. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and watching movies with her husband and two year old daughter. After graduation, Schultz hopes to work in government conducting research, especially in the area of understanding and preventing or reacting to school violence.

John Gunnells is a native of Ila in Madison County. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science at Birmingham-Southern College, where he was a member of the men’s lacrosse team. Gunnells is currently pursuing his Masters of Public Administration, with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, at Georgia State University. Prior to his internship with ACCG, he completed an internship with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) as a Legislative Intern. Upon completing his degree, Gunnells hopes to have an active career in state and local government, and aspires to one day become the governor of Georgia.

While at ACCG, Schultz and Gunnells will help develop and analyze data collected from an aging survey, analyze and compile statistics on TAVT collections, research public safety service delivery issues, update SPLOST data, analyze and research salary information, compile federal resources, create an annual report for the Georgia Firefighter’s Association, attend legislative study committee meetings, and assist policy and research staff with special projects.
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