2021 GCIP Grant Award Winners Selected
Twenty-five internships were selected by the Georgia County Internship Program Review Committee in February to receive grant funding from the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation for the summer of 2021. Grant award winners can be viewed here. These grants will provide internship opportunities in GIS, law, public administration, environmental management, health, planning, and other county departments in 17 counties throughout the state. Furthermore, 15 GCIP grants awarded in 2020 were deferred to the summer of 2021 due to complications arising from COVID-19. Therefore, a total of 40 internship opportunities will be available for this summer.
In addition to the general grants provided through the Foundation, there are two specialty grants that are awarded each year. The Kundell Environmental Management Internship Grant, created by the Foundation in honor of the late Dr. Jim Kundell, has been awarded to Upson County for the development of a draft river corridors overlay and wellhead protection ordinance. The Garner Health and Human Service Internship, created by the Foundation in honor of late Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner, has been awarded to Cherokee County for the creation of a fitness program, i.e., Camp Move It, to be utilized in general and special needs camps through the county.
GCIP internships are available to high school students 16 years of age or older who are dually enrolled in college classes, college students, and recent college graduates. Internship grants cover the cost of a 200-hour internship at the rate of $12 per hour. For more information about the GCIP, please visit www.accg.org/caf_index.php.