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Careers Opportunities with the Office of Secretary of State 

Internship Application Process

Program Information:

Secretary of State Brian Kemp is pleased to provide Georgia students the opportunity to intern. through the Office of the Secretary of State's Internship program. This program provides practical work experience that complements academic experience.

Opportunities within this program will allow the student to work in one of 9 functional areas. They include the following:

  • Administration (HR, Finance, Accounting)
  • Information Technology
  • Corporations
  • Professional Licensing
  • Securities
  • Elections
  • Front Office

This learning experience affords the student a view of the inner workings of state government and the Office of Secretary of State.  Each intern will have a variety of responsibilities in which he or she will have assigned projects that relate to his or her field of study. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in several group activities that highlight the agency’s functions. 

Fall and spring internships are 16 weeks, and the summer internship is 13 weeks. Internship dates coincide with the academic schedules of most Georgia colleges, universities, and law schools. 


  • Internships are approved on a semester basis
  • Locations are Atlanta and Macon
  • Housing is not provided
  • Typical work hours per work week (20) for part-time and (40) for full-time.
  • Internships are paid at Federal Minimum Wage

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for the Office of the Secretary of State Intern Program, interns must meet the following qualifications:

  • Resident of Georgia with current enrollment in a Georgia college, university, or accredited law school; or
  • Non-resident of Georgia with current enrollment attending a Georgia college, university, or law school
  • United States citizen or authorized to work in the United States
  • Provide current official transcript
  • Successful criminal history records check  (submit at time of offer)
  • Completed application packet
  • Current earned grade point average of 2.75 or above
  • Current enrollment as a junior or senior in college, or enrollment in graduate or law school

All applicants must submit a completed application packet within the posting period outlined below.  Applications outside of the posting period will not be accepted.

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Interested students should submit a completed application packet and return it by the following deadlines:


Application Due By:   
Internship Start Date:
Summer 2017      April 1, 2017 May 18, 2017
Fall 2017      
     June 30, 2017 August 17, 2017

To start the process, please download an application packet

Applications must include:

  • Indicated on the internship application two Secretary of State Divisions of choice, first and second
  • Completed application
  • One essay, between 300-500 words in length, concentrating on your academic discipline and your objectives for this internship.
  • Current resume
  • Two sealed Letters of Recommendation

Applications can be faxed to 404-651-9530, or mailed to 2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E. West Tower, Suite 820, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, and must be received by the due date.  Late applications will not be accepted.
Please feel free to contact our HR office if you have any questions regarding an internship with the Office of Secretary of State

Contact: John Jurkiewicz - 404-657-6960 or email to:


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Atlanta, Georgia 30334
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