History, Technology, and Society majors are encouraged to pursue internships while at Georgia Tech. Internships give students a chance to put their skills to work now and to prepare for careers after graduation. Internships that are unpaid can be completed for academic credit, while internships that are paid can be completed for audit credit.
Recent interns have worked in many organizations, including the Criminal Investigations Division of the Office of the Solicitor General of Fulton County; the Mayor’s Office; Planned Parenthood; Atlanta History Center; Carter Center; Georgia Tech Archives; Robert C. Williams Paper Museum; Mark Taylor Gubernatorial Campaign; Governor Sonny Purdue’s office; Fernbank Natural History Museum; and the offices of U.S. representatives John Lewis and Cynthia McKinney.
For current Georgia Tech students who need help identifying internship opportunities and how they can be integrated into their curricula, please schedule an advising appointment online. For more information on the internship program; for companies, agencies, or non-profits seeking interns; or for any other questions, email the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at amy.dunger [at] hsoc.gatech.edu.
The Center for Career Discovery and Development (C2D2) can assist with finding paid internships and registering paid internships for audit credit. Below is information and resources that may assist you in the internship search process.
For unpaid interships, we offer pass/fail credit hours through HTS 4990. This class can be used for HTS electives or free electives. Internships must be approved for credit by the internship coordinator.
Students completing paid internships may be eligible to earn audit credit through C2D2. Audit credits do not count towards graduation requirements, but they do serve as "place holder" hours during the semester in which the student is completing the internship.
Hear from HSOC Interns
Ann Louisa Brewton
I interned at the Millennium Gate Museum when it hosted “The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting." I worked for Churchill’s great grandson and co-created the audio guide app for the exhibit. President Carter came to visit, and I had the opportunity to meet him. My interview with civil rights leader C.T. Vivian was published by the National Monuments Foundation. Churchill’s paintings were inspired by his travels, so I made my study abroad goal to visit some of his favorite places. The highlight was the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, the subject of one of his most famous paintings.
I interned for Congressman Rob Woodall (GA, 7th District) in his Washington, DC office. I was privileged to see hotly debated legislation brought to Congress and assisted in research on each using the Congressional Research Service, Committee hearings, and seminars. In addition, I assisted in constituent services, such as office hospitality, Capitol tours, and federal assistance processing. One of my favorite parts of the internship was the high status seat I was given to President Obama's 2013 Inauguration. This internship opened my eyes to the many roles of government and opened doors into political activism in which I still take part.
I interned with the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program during the Spring of 2016. The Center’s Mental Health Program works to promote access to mental health care and decrease stigma faced by those with behavioral health issues. My duties included following mental health in the news, writing letters and memos, and helping with program evaluation. The highlights of my experience include meeting President and Mrs. Carter and traveling to the Carter’s hometown of Plains, Georgia.