GEORGIA COUNTY INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT
Alexander Carter Interns with Warren County
Alexander Carter, a senior at Georgia College, interned with the Warren County Tourism Department. Carter, who studies management information systems (MIS), assisted in the implementation of various technology projects.
Carter’s internship provided an opportunity to learn about county government, as he was previously unfamiliar with government operations. One of Carter’s responsibilities included creating and improving webpages for county government departments, which helped him understand more about departments and their operations within the county. Carter also noted that he learned more about elected positions and their responsibilities through his work.
A key project during Carter's internship was the implementation of the asset management system for the county. Carter added a significant number of assets and other data into the system, which will help the county better monitor and manage its assets.
Aside from the asset management system, Carter worked on other technology-related projects throughout his internship. In addition to general county website improvements, he began the development of a county app. Carter also worked one-on-one with Jeffrey Fowler, the Community Relations and Project Director, to evaluate and improve computer replacement, storage, and retirement programs. Additionally, he installed new computers, software, and security systems in county buildings and finalized the county-wide email signature program.
Carter said his favorite part of the internship was working in a small government setting. He also noted that he gained new skills and understanding that will help him in the future. Through the many people he worked with in the county, Carter said that he "gained an understanding of web development," and a "better understanding of meeting deadlines related to technology projects."
To his peers considering a county internship, Carter highly recommended the experience. Following graduation, he plans to use his skills in a data analysis job. In the future, Carter said he would “definitely consider” a career in county government. View the Warren County website Carter enhanced at https://www.warrencountyga.com/warren-county.html.