2019 Georgia County Internship Program Grant Applications Are Available

The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation is seeking grant applications from counties for the 2019 Summer Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP). Since 2010, the GCIP has provided over 400 internship opportunities in over 70 counties to college students and recent graduates. Projects that have been funded in the past include GIS, records management, budget and tax analysis, updates to manuals, ordinances, guidebooks, and policies, inventory audits, social media campaigns, website creation and updates, parks and recreation, legal research and writing, senior services, forestry, communications, marketing, photography, service delivery, planning, economic development, and much more. Need ideas for internship projects for your county? Check out the 2018 GCIP Highlights article at https://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/ACGQ/ACGQ0318/index.php#/62.

Applications and grant packets have been sent via email to every county and can be found on the Foundation’s website at https://www.accg.org/caf_countyinfo.php. The deadline to submit the 2019 application is Friday, December 14, 2018. The grant provides funding for a 200 hour internship (wages, FICA, and a stipend towards workers’ compensation costs). All internships must be performed between May 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019. Questions about the application process for the GCIP should be directed to Michele NeSmith at mnesmith@accg.org or at 404-522-5022.