At Georgia Gwinnett College all students majoring in a science discipline are required to complete either a STEC-4500 research project or an approved internship. Below is some basic information about the internship options at GGC.

Internships provide students opportunities to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities they have developed in their academic program in a business, industry, service or government setting. Working with the internship coordinator, students develop their internship opportunity in advance of the internship semester.

Internship students typically prepare reports and posters summarizing their internship for presentation at the School of Science and Technology Spring Semester Twitter (SST2) Research and Activity Expo, for conferences away from GGC, or for publication in the appropriate literature.

Please review the options below and additional information about SST Internships on MyGGC (login required).

BIOL 4800 | CHEM 4800ESCI 4700 | ITEC 4900 | SST Sample Internships

BIOL 4800 – Biology Internship (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of the internship coordinator. An internship or research project is required of all biology majors. Internships need to be approved 3-6 months prior to registration in the course. Upon completion of this internship, students will:

  • Gather accurate information about a possible career path,
  • Effectively use methodology associated with the profession, such as the scientific method, problem-solving in the work environment or assuming responsible tasks of the profession,
  • Communicate in-depth scientific information effectively in oral and written form, using appropriate terminology and media, and
  • Collect and analyze data and interpret results in chart/graph and oral/written form.

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CHEM 4800 – Chemistry Internship (3 credits)

Prerequisite: GPA 3.0, completion of Area F, and approval of Chemistry Internship Committee.

Course Goals: Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  • Gather information about a possible career path,
  • Effectively use methodology associated with the profession such as the scientific method, problem solving in the work environment or assuming responsible tasks of the profession,
  • Communicate in-depth scientific information effectively in oral and written form using appropriate terminology and charts/graphs, and
  • Collect and analyze data and interpret results in chart/graph and oral/written form.

Enrollment: Students must secure an internship prior to their enrollment in the class and complete the application: Application for CHEM 4800 Internship (PDF).

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ESCI 4700 – Exercise Science Internship (3 credits)

Prerequisite: to be determined. This course is in development.

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ITEC 4900 – Information Technology Internship (3 credits)

Overview: This course is designed to provide a supervised, experiential involvement and to help students transition from the college environment to the professional work environment in information technology.

Prerequisites: ITEC 2150, ITEC 3100, ITEC 3200, ITEC 3900, junior standing and permission of Internship Coordinator

Course Goals: Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  • Acquire real world job experience by successfully completing an internship with a company or organization,
  • Utilize effective oral and written communication with customers, clients, supervisors and other employees in the working environment,
  • Obtain skills to assist with the transition from academia to the organizational environment, and
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem analysis, utilizing various tools and technologies.

Enrollment: Students must have secured an internship prior to their enrollment in the class. Enrollment in ITEC 4900 is done by the coordinator; students do not enroll themselves in this class.

Steps/Requirements: You must have obtained junior standing or higher and have completed ITEC 2150 (Intermediate Programming), 3100 (Networking), 3200 (Introduction to Database), 3900 (Professional Practices) by the start of the semester in which you plan to intern.

Read the document Steps to Enroll in ITEC 4900 (PDF).

Complete the Application for ITEC Internship (MS Word doc) by the specified deadline for your intended semester:

  • Fall semester: March 15
  • Spring semester: July 15
  • Summer semester: Nov. 15

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SST Sample Internships

  • Pharmacy: Learn pharmaceutical techniques and career information by interning at an approved pharmacy.
  • Teaching: Observe and practice lecture, assignment preparation and grading skills by interning with a GGC faculty member.
  • Public health: Various projects include: development of training materials for food service employees; tracking and assessing health code violations to determine patterns; provision of training seminars to facilities overseen by Gwinnett County Environmental Health Department.
  • Medicine: Learn about a specific health profession such as physician assistant or physical therapist at Gwinnett Medical Center.
  • Information technology: Various projects include software development, quality assurance (QA), digital media, Web applications, applied technology for business, IT managed services and database development and reporting.

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