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Students interested in state and local government can gain valuable experience and prepare for careers in public service through a variety of undergraduate and graduate experiential learning opportunities that we offer each semester.

Experiential Learning Scholarships

The Office of Experiential Learning offers scholarships to support students' experiential learning activities. Awards are in amounts of up to $2,500. The Vinson Fellows Program, PROPEL Rural Scholars and Georgia Legislative Internship Program are all EL-approved non-course activities.

Students must be eligible and activities must be on the approved list of any college to be considered for funding. For more information, contact us at ugael@uga.edu.

Learn more about the Experiential Learning Scholarship.

 

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Student Opportunities

Students interested in state and local government can gain valuable experience and prepare for careers in public service through a variety of undergraduate and graduate experiential learning opportunities that we offer each semester.

Vinson Fellows Program

The Vinson Fellows Program is an educational opportunity for UGA's undergraduate students interested in state and local government. Through the program, students will have an opportunity to become involved in our training, applied research and technical assistance programs and other projects for state and local governments in Georgia and internationally.

Georgia Legislative Internship Program

Every spring semester, over 50 junior and senior students from Georgia's public and private universities and colleges intern with the Georgia General Assembly. These students gain first-hand experience in the lawmaking process through the Georgia Legislative Internship Program (GLIP). The GLIP was created in the 1970s under the leadership of then Lt. Governor Zell Miller and is a paid internship opportunity coordinated by the Georgia General Assembly. 

PROPEL Rural Scholars

Learn about rural economic development and community development through hands-on internship

Student Stories

Learn more about students that work with the Institute of Government through various programs and projects.