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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 3.6 in order to participate.

Since its inception in 2008, the Young Dawgs program has hosted 858 high school participants from public, private, and homeschool environments in over 300 different work sites.

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

1)    Academic School Year Program -  Fall 2015 Full, Spring 2016 Full

Students may participate for one or two semesters and receive high school credit for successful completion.  For more information on the Academic School Year Program please contact Jim Geiser at

2)    Summer Science Program - Summer 2016 Open

A 6-week program focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Cover letters and resumes for the Summer 2016 program will be accepted beginning October 1, 2015.  Please submit them to

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

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