Internships

Apply to the Army Cyber Command's Virtual Internship (Fall 2021-Spring 2022)

During the internship, students will work in a variety of areas of study, including research on cyberattacks and data analysis; investigating the social science theories behind persistent engagement, deterrence, and escalation; and marketing research on the cyber job market. The internship lasts for the full academic year, about 10 hours a week of work as well as weekly meetings with Col. Marvin King, PhD. Students will also meet in small groups as well as larger groups to discuss their research. The internship program factors in breaks for the holidays and exam periods. It has been used for academic credit in the past, and is a source for reference letters for past participants, as well as providing some students the opportunity to publish their research.

Students can view the internship job descriptions at the US government Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) website: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/3766

For instructions on how to apply on USA Jobs (a valuable skill for those interested in government service!):https://vsfs.state.gov/apply

For more on the internship details and FAQs: https://vsfs.state.gov/about


Internships offer experiential learning that improve the job prospects of our graduates. In addition to a career development course, students have access to hundreds of domestic and international internships and advising from the Nunn School and the Center for Career Discovery and Development to create and execute an individual internship and career strategy.

Our students have completed internships with the following organizations:

  • Amazon
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Deloitte
  • European Parliament
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Invesco
  • The Carter Center
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • US Department of State

Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)

Nunn School students who decide they want to intern with the same organization for at least four semesters during their time at Georgia Tech should consider enrolling in the Cooperative Education, or Co-op, Program. Although the Undergraduate Co-op Program is mainly composed of engineering students, co-op placements are considered internships for graduate students. Thus, several graduate INTA students participate in the Graduate Co-op Program every year. Co-op placements are usually limited because employers attractive to INTA students often do not offer co-op positions. Additionally, most INTA students want to have several unique internship experiences, possibly one internship with a media organization, another internship with a think tank or government agency, and a third internship with a business.

Professional Internship Program

Typically, more attractive to undergraduate Nunn School students is the Georgia Tech Internship Program (GTIP). The benefits of GTIP are identical to those offered to co-op students, but the bonus is that participants are allowed to switch employers each intern semester. Should a student start in the GTIP and decide to stay with the same organization for multiple semesters, the student can easily switch to the Co-op Program.

The Nunn School encourages students to explore both the Co-op Program and GTIP to see which best fits their needs. Internships can be found on CareerBuzz, Georgia Tech's resource for access to internships, job listings, on-campus interviews, and more. The Nunn School also posts opportunities to the advising blog and weekly digest. Students are encouraged to complete two internships while in the program and are advised to meet with the Nunn School Career Advisor to create an internship strategy.

Global Internships

With employers looking for students with more and more diverse skill sets, having a global perspective and tangible experience is more important now than ever. The Nunn School believes this is an imperative piece of an international affairs education and Georgia Tech’s Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP) helps students accomplish this. They aid students in their search for an international internship, tailor their resume for a global employer, and support them throughout their program. To qualify for GRIP interns must work at least 14 weeks during a fall or spring semester and at least 10 ten weeks during the summer session for full-time audit credit of 12 hours in any country that does not have a State Travel Advisory Level of 3 or 4.