The Douglas County Board of Commissioners introduced the 2018 summer interns at a commission meeting on June 4. The Douglas County Internship Program (DCIP) was created to find talented young professionals who have the potential to meet the future employment needs of the county. The program offers interns hands-on work experiences and formal training opportunities that are tailored to meet their educational and career goals and interests over an eight-week timeframe.
During the eight week program, interns will be assigned to one of the District Commissioners and the Commission Chairman and visit various departments through the county government. Interns will train with current established employees who manage the day to day business and combine their academic study with on-the-job training. In July, the interns will work with the Communications and Community Relations Department to produce and host one of dctv23’s current programs, Douglas County News Exchange (DCNE). The finished product will air in August at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The internship program was open to current high school juniors and seniors and college students who met the prerequisites at the time of applying. The Board of Commissioners selected five students after the application and interview process. The 2018 summer interns are Leland Alexander (Georgia Gwinnett College), Hunter Bradley (Alexander High School), Anayah Gibson (University of Georgia), Serenity Hills (Alexander High School), and Jasmine Moore (Kennesaw State University).
2018 marks the second year the Douglas County Board of Commission has conducted the internship program which started under the administration of Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones. “Summer Internships in Douglas County provide both high school and college students with an opportunity to obtain a working knowledge of how policies are developed and implemented within local government,” Chairman Jones said. “Most importantly, I believe internships in Douglas County nurture realistic experiences while preparing our youth to serve in future organizational and official governmental capacities.”
Further information concerning the Douglas County Internship Program is available on the Personnel page of the county website at www.celebratedouglascounty.com.