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The University of Georgia Young Dawgs Program is a high school internship program designed to prepare high-achieving high school juniors and seniors for post-secondary education and future careers in their areas of interest. Students accepted into the program participate in unpaid internships on campus–in placements throughout the university–as well as in the community. The program is open to students from public, private, and home schools. Students are required to have a GPA of at least 3.7 in order to participate.

Since its inception in 2008, the Young Dawgs program has hosted 1100 high school participants from public, private, and homeschool environments in over 440 different work sites.

The Young Dawgs Program offers two programs—each requiring a minimum of 120 internship hours:

  • Academic School Year Program: The Fall 2018 Academic School Year Program is full. Currently accepting cover letters and resumes for Spring 2019. Students may participate for one or two semesters and receive high school credit for successful completion. Minimum 3.7 GPA required. 
  • Summer Science Program: Cover letters and applications for Summer 2019 will be accepted beginning October 1, 2018. Note this program fills quickly, so please submit materials on October 1st. A 6-week program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Minimum 3.7 GPA required. 


Submit all materials to See criteria and sample cover letter/resume here.

For more information please see the links below or contact Jim Geiser at 706-542-7341 or


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