Interested in making a difference in the lives of citizens within organizations at the local, state, or federal level? If so, there are few more impactful and satisfying career paths than that of a public affairs leader. The University of Georgia and its partners in the local, state, and federal government seek the next class of paid Emerging Leaders Interns who will spend 8 to 11 weeks interning in local, state, or federal government offices, in the nonprofit sector, and in the public-facing operations of private businesses during the academic or summer terms. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in the areas of public policy, public services, public/private partnerships, public safety, and public well-being.

The application process is simple. Submit your resume and a short statement (no longer than one page, single-spaced) about why the Emerging Leaders Internship program is a good fit for your interests. Additionally, be sure that you satisfy at least two of the following conditions: (1) history of overcoming unique challenges; (2) first generation college student; (3) member of a low income family; (4) reside in a rural or inner-city location; (5) raised in a single parent household. Please address these conditions, as they apply to you, in your short statement.

Submit your application materials directly to Dr. Will Donnelly ([email protected]) at the UGA School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) or contact Dr. Donnelly at 706-542-0096 for more information. Your application will be considered by a committee which will select prospective candidates for internships. SPIA and its UGA partners will facilitate contacts between candidate interns and internship sponsors in government and nonprofit agencies. The sponsors will make the final selection of interns, and the intern experience will begin in either an academic or summer term. All internships are paid. Awardees will also complete a project or activity related to their internship that is shared with the UGA and SPIA community. Participation in the Emerging Leaders Program meets the Experiential Learning Requirement in SPIA.