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Basic Requirements and Expectations:

  • Have a minimum 3.6 GPA and be a high school junior or senior.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to (templates for these documents are below).
  • Deadline for the Summer and Fall Programs is January 31. (However, if the program fills up prior to these dates, then the application period will close early.)
  • Students who are accepted into the program will complete a minimum of 120 internship hours  for each semester they are in the program.  
  • Each student will deliver an oral presentation at the end of each semester.
  • There is no tuition cost to participate in the program.

Sample Cover Letter

Sample Resume

Other Forms

 Parents are required to attend a mandatory parent meeting prior to the start of the program. These meetings are held at the UGA Training and Development Center at 315 S. Thomas Street. 

Andres Giraldo "The Young Dawgs program was a great way for me to see what the college experience was like as a high school student. It enabled me to form relationships with professors which to this date I still have the privilege of knowing.”

Andres Giraldo, UGA Graduate (2014) Clarke Central High School

 Anna GrossmanI have greatly enjoyed my time spent at Young Dawgs.It has truly given me insight into which specific careers I wish to pursue and has given me a chance to learn outside the typical classroom environment. I highly recommend this experience to everyone.
Anna Grossman, senior,
Clarke Central High School


Rudy Montayre "Through Young Dawgs, I have confirmed what I want to do in my future studies."

Rudy Montayre, Monsignor Donovan High School

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