Internships & Co-ops

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning such as internships and co-ops give you the chance to engage deeply in a possible career choice before you graduate. Learn if the work you think you want to do is actually what you really want to do. You can also learn how that particular type of work actually works.

Internships are typically one semester in length, and you can do multiple internships across you time at Tech.  Opportunities exist for undergraduates and graduate students.   If you register your internship through the Center for Career Discovery and Development (via CareerBuzz), you can also earn transcript designation for your internship as well as an audit credit hour benefit. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a co-op, provides academic credit for structured job experience. The co-op program at Tech is a five-year academic program design to complement your formal education with paid practical work experience. Completed co-ops are noted on your diploma.

Co-ops and internships have to be directly related to your academic major, but because all majors can attend law school, co-ops in the field of law may require you to have a particular type of background, e.g. a technical background, but may be available to multiple majors.

Internships that meet the criteria of the Center for Career Discovery and Development can be registered. Internships do not have to come directly through the Pre-Law Advising office to qualify.
All GT students can contact Susan Belmonte, GT Pre-Law Advisor, for help with your application materials.  sbelmonte@gatech.edu

 

Internship Opportunities at Tech and in Collaboration with Tech

 

  • Federal Jackets Program  - GT Federal Jackets Fellowship helps defray the cost of living in D.C. so that you can intern. You must work full time with a member of Congress, a Congressional committee, or an executive branch office in or around Washington, D.C. for approximately 10 weeks during summer, and 16 weeks during spring or fall. International students are eligible, but not all government agencies will hire international applicants.
  • Georgia Legislative Internship Program (GLIP) - Each spring, approximately 30 students from across the state are selected to serve full-time as interns to legislators, legislative committees, or legislative staffers. The internship is open to all majors and is paid.  
     
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation Office of Industry Engagement - U.S. citizenship required
  • 2019 Commercial Analysis Internship - for GT undergrads in any major; U.S. citizenship required
    This is a two semester internship for summer - fall 2019.  You must be able to intern for both semesters to be eligible. Deadline: April 23, 2019
  • 2019 Marketing & Communications Internship - for GT undergrads in LMC, Scheller, and the College of Design; U.S. citizenship required; 
    This is a two semester internship for summer - fall 2019.  You must be able to intern for both semesters to be eligible. Deadline: April 23, 2019
    
     
Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon, LLC - Atlanta, GA
Wolfe-SBMC - Spokane, Washington

 

Opportunities Beyond Tech

Internships that meet the criteria of the Center for Career Discovery and Development can be registered. Internships do not have to come directly through the Pre-Law Advising office to qualify.

  • DeKalb County Circuit Public Defender  -  Undergraduates can apply for non-courtroom positions to work with supervising attorneys and learn skills related to research, trial prep, interviewing clients at the DeKalb County jail, etc.  These internships are available in fall, spring, and summer.  Applications are typically accepted in February for summer internships, April for fall, and October for spring.  These internships do not have financial compensation.   Fall and spring internships are part-time typically. Summer is full-time.  Questions? Adrienne Johnson ajohnson1@dekalbcountyga.gov
  • Elizabeth Ruyter Fellowship - Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) -  The Elisabeth Ruyter Fellowship will be awarded to one undergraduate student who will participate in SCHR’s Summer Human Rights Internship Program. The successful applicant will receive a $5,000 stipend to cover their summer living expenses and travel to and from Atlanta.
  • Eversheds Southerland Scholars Program: Eversheds Sutherland Scholars is an intensive three-week summer program for recent college graduates headed to law school or rising college seniors from a variety of personal and cultural backgrounds. The award-winning program, offered in Eversheds Sutherland’s Atlanta and Washington DC offices, is offered at no cost and is designed to introduce students to the rigors of law school.
  • Federal Defender Program  is a Georgia non-profit organization that provides legal representation to indigent individuals charged with federal crimes in the Northern District of Georgia as well as death-sentenced individuals in federal proceedings. 
    Deadline: Fall applications to be accepted soon. 

  • Fulton County Office of the District Attorney - The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney provides internship opportunities for deserving law and undergraduate students. Internships are available during the Fall and Spring semesters for academic credits. A limited number of Summer internships are also available.  Georgia Tech students must check with their respective major departments and colleges to determine if they can get academic credit.

  • Major League Baseball’s Diversity Fellowship Program - The Fellowship is designed to attract, recruit and retain people of color and women interested in careers in baseball particularly in front office and baseball operations roles.  The program is open to upcoming 2018 graduates or recent graduates no more than 24 months past graduation from an undergraduate, master's or other advanced degree program.  While all disciplines are eligible to apply, candidates with degrees or knowledge in economics, analytics, computer science, law and business are particularly encouraged to submit applications.  Candidates can apply now at www.mlb.com/fellowship. For any further questions or inquiries, contact dppfellowship@mlb.com
  • The Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) is a central panel based in Atlanta that provides due process hearings on behalf of various state agencies and licensing entities.  The summer interns will observe hearings and interact with judges, staff attorneys, clerks, and case management assistants.  They will also assist with basic research questions and clerical tasks. The program is six weeks long, but the exact start and end dates are flexible.  The internship is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and OSAH expects to select two students. The position will be paid at an hourly rate to be determined.  Interested students should email a cover letter and resume to OSAH’s Chief of Staff Lisa Boggs (lboggs@osah.ga.gov) Applications for sumer 2019 are due April 19.

  • Semester in the City is a program that gives college students the opportunity to spend a semester doing hands-on learning through well-supported internships in the social sector. Students participate in a 15-week program that allows them to address current social issues while developing essential skills and networks that prepare them for life and work after graduation.
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Student Programs - summer, fall & spring opportunities 

Law School Preparation Internship & Scholar Programs

  • Eversheds Sutherland Scholars Program - Eversheds Sutherland Scholars is an intensive three-week summer program for recent college graduates headed to law school or rising college seniors from a variety of personal and cultural backgrounds. The award-winning program is offered at no cost and is designed to introduce students to the rigors of law school. Application cycle closed
  • SEO Law - The SEO Law Fellowship Program is an academic fellowship and internship program targeting Black, Hispanic, and Native American incoming law school students who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments in their undergraduate and professional careers. Fellows receive intensive academic prep through workshops, lectures, and seminars, all before starting their first year at law school.

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