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215 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602
Tel (706) 542-2222

We're back! Beginning Monday, August 10th, 2020; University Human Resources (HR) will begin Phase 3 Return to Campus operation which means we will be open during UGA's normal business hours (8 AM till 5 PM, EST). Our offices require face coverings and social distancing guidelines as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and outlined in the University of Georgia Return to Campus guide.

Please visit the websites below often as each page is subject to change and will be regularly updated.

Important Pages Related to Phase 3 Return to Campus:

Phase 3 Telecommuting/Flexible Scheduling Guidelines

Return to Campus Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

Important Pages Related to COVID-19 Operations

University of Georgia Coronavirus website

University Human Resources Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) website

University Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions website

UGA Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program


UGA Young Dawgs logo

Basic Requirements and Expectations:

  • Have a minimum 3.7 GPA and be a high school junior or senior.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to (templates for these documents are below).
  • Applications for the summer open October 1 of the previous year. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Applications open for the fall open February 1.
  • 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

Forms needed once accepted into the program:

Student information slip

Confidentiality agreement

Student expectations agreement

Computer use agreement

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. 

Revised 04.24.17

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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