SUMMER 2021 Serve-Learn-Sustain Internship

The Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) Summer Internship Program is an annual opportunity offered by Georgia Tech. Students work with a selected partner to gain hands-on experience related to sustainability and community engagement.  Students who participate in the program will earn a course audit and a stipend of $2500 if they choose to work part-time or $5000 if they choose to work full-time. Students participating in this program must also enroll in an SLS seminar that meets for two hours once every other week in the evening.

For more information on SLS, click here.

This summer SLS is partnering with the Smart Sea Level Sensors Project. This project works to install a network of internet-enabled water level sensors in flood-vulnerable Chatham County. The sensor network is going to consists of 50-100 sensors stretching from Interstate 95 to Tybee Island.  The data collection will be complemented by a suite of modeling tools to inform flood risk and vulnerability, including a high-resolution coastal ocean model as well as an integrated hydrological model to capture surface runoff during high precipitation events. Taken together, the framework enables the assessment of short-and long-term coastal flooding risk and vulnerability that are required to inform planning for flood mitigation strategies. SLS is looking for interns to work hands-on with their partners to tackle climate change challenges and to develop ideas on how to mitigate them in the future.

For more details and to apply to the following programs, click here.

The deadline to apply to the following is January 31, 2021.

Co-creating Data for Disaster Resilience with Historically Marginalized Communities in Savannah | School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
  • Study the compounded effects of the social and physical vulnerabilities to environmental disasters in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Study local policies and practices
  • Create new sources of data on disaster vulnerability and resilience
  • Foster broader stakeholder networks within the region.
  • For more information, click here.

The deadline to apply to the following is February 1, 2021

Frontline Community Health | City of Savannah
  • Assist in community engagement
  • Develop pilot community health report for vulnerable communities
  • Work towards building community resistance
  • GT Faculty on the team include Dr. Kim Cobb, Dr. Russ Clark, Dr. Allen Hyde, Dr. Yanni Loukissas.
  • For more information on this opportunity, click here.
Air Quality Sensors| Institute for People and Technology, Georgia Tech
  • Work to extend the current project to include air quality, weather, and other environmental sensors
  • Work with data collection and integrating the new data
  • Opportunity for field deployment work at GT Atlanta and in Savannah
  • For more information on this opportunity, click here.

For a full list of opportunities, click here.


GT Qualifications
  • 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 the internship site (MARTA is recommended)
  • Write one SLS Reflection to be posted on the SLS Reflection blog
Project Partner Qualifications
  • Submit a project request
  • Set internship goals with the SLS intern
  • Actively supervise the SLS intern on a daily basis
  • Contribute to the intern’s summer stipend
  • Attend the opening and closing intern summer seminar sessions (early May and early August)
  • Complete the Georgia Tech evaluation requirements for the student intern

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