Georgia Innovative Economic Development Internship Program

Georgia Tech’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) program (a joint program of the Enterprise Innovation Institute and the School of Public Policy) brings together academic faculty, researchers, and students with economic development practitioners and state policy-makers to develop and disseminate innovative concepts and tools for Georgia. As part of our commitment to educating the next generation of economic developers, we are pleased to offer up to four summer internships in innovative economic development. These will involve working on a single, in-depth original economic development research or implementation project. The nature and scope of the project will be determined jointly by the student applicant, Enterprise Innovation Institute staff, faculty advisers, and Georgia economic development practitioners. Students are encouraged to draw on their project to complete a professional paper or thesis. The program will conclude with students presenting their findings to key economic development and policy-makers.

Internship Details

Dates/Length: June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019 (10 weeks)
Location: Technology Square, Atlanta
Stipend: $6,000
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Innovative Economic Development Project

Interns will undertake an innovative economic development research or implementation project. Applicants are asked to propose, in their project abstract statement, an innovative project they are most interested in pursuing. Below are suggested general themes from which to develop a proposed summer project (we will also consider other innovative economic development project proposals outside of these themes):

• Strategic or emerging technologies (such as nanotechnologies)
• Sustainability, green technologies, and low-carbon development strategies
• Research commercialization or technology entrepreneurship
• Universities and technology
• Regional innovation systems
• Knowledge and creativity measurement
• Scientific and technological human capital
• Industrial modernization, technology deployment and utilization for economic development
• Diversity and innovation
• Facility reuse and redevelopment
• Economic modeling
• Innovation in recessionary times
• Technology deployment and utilization for economic development
• Technology entrepreneurship


For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here!

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