The Smart Community Corps is a statewide program for civic-minded students to gain hands-on smart city experience. Working as a summer cohort and in community pairs, interns are placed into local municipalities to support smart technology projects that are dedicated to creating livable and equitable communities. In addition to a full-time summer stipend, SCC is provided curriculum programming in sustainability, innovation, career development, and mentorship. The program is open to both Georgia Tech and other Georgia college undergraduate and graduate students. The program will run from May 17, 2021 – August 6, 2021, and interns will receive up to an $8,000 stipend, depending on project placement.
There is an information session on February 3, 2021 from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
To register for this session, click here.
The deadline to apply is February 26, 2021.
This summer’s project pair offerings are the following:
- Clayton County – Smart Pedestrian Planning
- City of Sandy Springs – Streamlining Suburban Transit
- City of Savannah – Savannah Blight, Civic Data Science for Equitable Development,
- City of Valdosta – A Traffic Monitoring and Communication System to Improve Safety, Connectivity, and Efficiency
- Socially-Aware Mobility Lab – Piloting On-Demand Multimodal Transit in Atlanta (PODMTA)
- An undergraduate or graduate student from any major at a Georgia college or university
- Available to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer
- Have reliable transportation to get to/from work
- Demonstrated interest/experience in smart cities/communities topics
- Demonstrated interest/experience in community service
- Skills aligned with project needs (read individual project descriptions)
Internship Requirements and Deliverables
- Must be able to commit to the entirety of the Smart Community Corps internship
- Meet program goals and expectations set with the placement supervisor at the beginning of the internship
- Participate fully in weekly SCC and SLS required programming with Smart Community Corp cohort and SCC team
- Each intern will be required to take over the SCI2 Twitter account for a week during the summer to share information about their project
- Interns will be required to prepare a Blog Post detailing their internship experience which may be posted on the website and in their newsletter
- Each intern will prepare a mid-term and final project presentation to be presented on Thursday, August 5th. The final presentation will be recorded, and their GA Smart Partners and Community Representatives will be invited to attend
- Each summer, their GA Smart Communities are announced, and the current SCC interns are acknowledged during the announcement through a video introduction. Interns will be given instructions to complete a brief, 2-minute video introduction of themselves
- Each intern will complete an end-of-summer survey on their SCC experience which will be due on the last day of the internship
- Presentation at Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Workshop in September and joint presentation with Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain Internship participants in August
For more information and to apply, click here.