Georgia Department of Economic Development Internship Program

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The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)’s Internship Program provides students and recent graduates valuable learning experiences and opportunities to make professional connections in the workplace.

As the sales and marketing arm for the State of Georgia, GDEcD plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects. GDEcD Interns are able to shadow and work closely with the professionals charged with carrying out this important mission.

Responsibilities vary based on the particular internship. Typical assignments include focuses on research, marketing, event planning and execution, communication and public relations.

GDEcD internships are unpaid; however, GDEcD supervisors are willing to ensure that all academic requirements are met for interns seeking academic credit.


To be eligible to participate in the GDEcD Intern Program, students (and recent graduates, through one quarter or semester following graduation) must meet the following:

  • Completion of a minimum of one year of higher education (two semesters or three quarters)

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Resident of Georgia or attend a Georgia institution of higher learning

Internship Information

  • Interns must agree to the terms and conditions specified by GDEcD.

  • Actual parking expenses incurred during the internship will be reimbursed, provided the intern follows the instructions provided by GDEcD regarding parking location and method (daily versus monthly payment, etc.). The internship supervisor will determine parking arrangements individually with the intern.

  •  No other personal expenses (housing, food, mass transit, etc.) are reimbursed.

  • Interns seeking academic credit must provide program requirements no later than at the time of interviewing for an internship.

  • Interns must be able to commit to a regular schedule (20 – 40 hours per week) for a period of 3 to 8 months.  Specific terms will be discussed and agreed upon in advance by the intern and his/her assigned supervisor.

Application Process

If you are interested in the GDEcD Intern Program please submit a resume and cover letter via email to

The cover letter must include the following:

  • Top two choices of internship opportunities from the list described above

  • Dates of availablility for interning (minimum 3 months, maximum of 8 months).

  • Weekly availability including dates and times

  • Academic credit requirements for your institution, if any

Due to the large volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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