Internship Program Overview
SLS seeks to provide our partners with support and resources, while providing our students with practical experience in supporting solutions for sustainable communities. The SLS internship is a semester-long program offered every fall, spring, and summer. It is an opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience related to sustainability and community engagement. In the fall and spring semesters, interns can work no more than 10 hours a week and have the opportunity to earn internship course audit credit. Summer interns will also earn course audit credit, and can choose between a part-time (15-20 hours per week) or full-time (30-40 hours per week) internship.
Innovating for Social Impact
Students participating in the SLS Internship must enroll in an internship seminar with SLS Director Jennifer Hirsch; the seminar meets one evening every other week for two hours. The seminar serves to a) introduce students to theories of grassroots sustainability innovation, and b) provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their internship experiences. (NOTE: One semester of the SLS Internship Program, combined with the internship seminar, fulfills the ENGAGE requirement of the SLS Innovating for Social Impact Program.)
All SLS internship positions are unpaid. However SLS Academic Year Interns will receive a $250 Stipend for the semester, and SLS Summer Interns will receive a Living Stipend of $2500 for a part-time internship and $5000 for a full-time internship.
Be enrolled full-time at Georgia Tech
Be in good academic standing
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
Have reliable transportation to and from internship site (MARTA is recommended)
Write one SLS Reflection to be posted on the SLS Reflection blog
Please explore the tabs below to learn more about the SLS Internship Program. For more information, please contact SLS Community Engagement Specialist, Catherine Muse.