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The Georgia County Internship Program Michele NeSmith, ACCG Research and Policy Development Director A partnership between the Association County Commissioners.

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1 The Georgia County Internship Program Michele NeSmith, ACCG Research and Policy Development Director A partnership between the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE)

2 Mission Statement The Georgia County Internship Program connects college students with Georgia county internships. The program provides students with opportunities to intern in various county departments throughout the state for a hands-on understanding of the inner workings of county government.

3 Program Requirements for Counties Adequate Work Space On Site Supervision Substantive Projects

4 Examples of Projects Write Press Releases Design or update county website Draft a county ordinance Participate in grant writing Prepare studies and reports on various county programs Prepare GIS mapping and programming Create databases and develop templates Assist with budget projects and preparation Assist with event planning Aid with stormwater complaints

5 How Counties Apply Complete Application Submit to ACCG Job posting review and placement

6 County Responsibilities Provide point person for the program to ACCG Receive applications from students Interview Students Hire Students (ensure all personnel requirements are met) Coordinate start and end date, work schedule and university paperwork

7 Resources Georgia County Internship Program (www.georgiacountyinternships.org) Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia- County-Internship-Program/ ) Twitter (http://twitter.com/GaCoInternships)

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