The Georgia Tech Internship Program includes full and part-time semesters of work experience. Internships are designed to complement a student’s formal education with major practical experience. They are single-semester, major-related experiences, but many students may work multiple internships and, in some cases, have the option of interning for two consecutive terms (spring and summer or summer and fall). Students can complete multiple internships for the same employer, or they may work for a different employer each work term. Most of the undergraduate interns are sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Domestic graduate students can intern after their first semester in good academic standing while international graduate students can intern after their second semester. Unpaid internships and community service assignments are also part of this program.
Internship Program Requirements
- Experience must be relevant and major related
- Length of experience must be minimum of 14 weeks in Fall/Spring, minimum of 8 weeks in the summer
- Student must be supervised by an experienced professional staff member
Internship Program Registration
Students are encouraged to register each internship with the Georgia Tech Career Center once they receive their offer. Registration of internships occurs during the same time frame as registration for academic courses, therefore students have to meet the registration deadlines. International students are required to register their experiences with the career center.
Upon registration students are enrolled in an INTN tuition-free non-credit bearing course based on the number of work hours per week, as follows:
10-19 hours per week = 3-hour audit course
20-29 hours per week = 6-hour audit course
30-35 hours per week = 9-hour audit course
36 and up hours per week = 12-hour audit course
6 – 9 hours per week = 3-hour audit course
10 – 15 hours per week = 4 -hour audit course
16 – 20 hours per week = 6 -hour audit course
21 – 31 hours per week = 9-hour audit course
32 – 40 hours per week = 12-hour audit course
If you are hiring a graduate student as a part-time intern who works as a Graduate Research Assistant or Graduate Teaching Assistant at Georgia Tech simultaneously, an employer needs to sign an additional form. This form acknowledges that you are aware and are supportive of the student’s commitment to conducting a part-time internship and part-time GRA/GTA position during the dates indicated.
Timeline & Deadlines
16-Aug-2023 – Offer Letter Received by student
18-Aug-2023 – Deadline for F-1 Students to register co-op/internship
25-Aug-2023 – Deadline for domestic students to register co-op/internship
14-Aug-2023 – Earliest date F-1 students may begin work
21-Aug-2023 – Fall classes begin – first day of Fall work term
14-Dec-2023 – Last day of work for Fall 2023 Degree Candidates
05-Jan-2024 – Last day of work for Fall 2023
14-Dec-2023 – END OF FALL TERM
02-Jan-2024 – Offer Letter Received by student
05-Jan-2024 – Deadline for F-1 Students to register co-op/internship
12-Jan-2024 – Deadline for domestic students to register their Co-op/Internship
18-Dec-2023 – Earliest date F-1 Students may begin work
08-Jan-2024 – Spring classes begin – first day of Spring work term
02-May-2024 – Last day of work for Spring 2024 Degree Candidates
10-May-2024 – Last day of work for Spring 2024
02-May-2024 – END OF SPRING TERM
08-May-2024 – Offer Letter Received by student
10-May-2024 – Deadline for F-1 Students to submit their Co-op/Internship placement form
17-May-2024 – Deadline for domestic students to submit their Co-op/Internship placement form
06-May-2024 – Earliest date F-1 Students may begin work
13-May-2024 – Summer classes begin – first day of Summer work term
01-Aug-2024 – Last day of work for Summer 2024 Degree Candidates
16-Aug-2024 – Last day of work for Summer 2024
01-Aug-2024 – END OF SUMMER TERM
Student are encouraged to register their internship with the Georgia Tech Career Center once they receive an offer. Please offer ample time for students to make their decision on accepting an offer. Please review our recruiting and offer guidelines when extending an offer to our students.
Please include in your internship offer letter(s) the following information:
• Exact start and end date of the internship
• Job title
• Hourly pay rate
• Number of total work hours per week
• Exact location where students will be working
For internship average hourly pay rates, please review our Employer Recruiting Guide.
How to recruit
The process for recruiting interns is the same as it is for recruiting ca0reer0 full- time employment candidates. You will need to sign up for a recruiting account in CareerBuzz our online platform that connects employers with qualified candidates. This is where you may post your position, collect applications, access our Resume Books, and schedule on-campus recruiting visits. We expect all employers to abide by our Co-op and Internship Program Policies.
Employers who attend career fairs, host information sessions, special presentations, coffee chats or post co-ops and/or internships must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals, and Georgia Tech’s Career Center recruiting guidelines.