Is The Smart Community Corps For Me?

The Georgia Smart Community Corp is searching for interns that are seeking a meaningful civic experience over the summer while working in local governments to develop smart communities. The ideal intern would be committed to developing and bringing smart communities technology to all communities, have a passion for public service, and want to grow professionally in the field.

Interns will also be required to participate in weekly SCC programming as well as the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain’ s (SLS) Summer Internship Seminar which meets for one hour every other week during the summer. The seminar introduces students to theories of grassroots sustainability, innovation, and provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their internship experience. You can learn more about the SLS Summer Internship Seminar here.

Selectees will be part of the 2021 cohort of interns that will support one of our five projects, four of which are our Georgia Smart Communities: City of Sandy Springs, City of Savannah, City of Valdosta, and Clayton County. The last opportunity is with the Socially-Aware Mobility Lab.

2020-2021 Georgia Smart Communities:


  • City of Sandy Springs
    Piloting Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technology using bus location data published through an application program interface (API) instead of communicating with a unit on board the bus in partnership with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus service.
  • City of Savannah
    Exploring applications of emerging data analytics and machine learning techniques to leverage existing city data to guide decisions on the best strategy to deal with vacant and blighted properties in the community.
  • City of Valdosta
    Piloting a smart traffic management system connecting all 128 city traffic signals, with enhancements to the system including hardware and software upgrades at signals and in the traffic control operations center and installation of communications responders in certain fire trucks.
  • Clayton County
    Building a decision support system for transport project prioritization to promote mobility equity and identify smart technologies to support walkability in the community.


Additional Opportunity:


  • Socially-Aware Mobility Lab - Piloting On-Demand Multimodal Transit in Atlanta (PODMTA)
    Develop mobile applications and high-performance servers to support the PODMTA pilot which will be composed of rider and driver applications, a high-performance secure server architecture, and state-of-the-art optimization and machine learning algorithms to be deployed in a number of sites in the Atlanta region.