What is an internship?

According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) "an internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.  Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent."

Why get an internship?

A recent survey by the NACE reported that 65% of bachelor degree students from the class of 2015 partiicpated in an intership - the highest percentage recorded since they began surveying in 2007.  Both students and employers seem to agree that internships provide an advantageous educttional and professional development expereince.  75% of the employers sruveyed by the NACE said they prfer to hire job candidates who have relevant work expereince.  QuanTM Navigator seeks to assist students in obtaining valuable experiences.

Where are QSS students finding internships?  Students have found amazing opportunities not only in Atlanta but around the globe.  Below is a sample of the different industries where students interned this summer.

The links below are just a few of the many opportunities available to students interested in obtaining an internship.  The QuanTM Navigator, a bi-monthly publication for our QSS majors, provides targeted and timely opportunities. 


ADP Corporation ADP is a provider of Cloud-based Human Capital Management and a leader in business outsourcing services and analytics, with a large branch in Atlanta. They offer many opportunities for undergraduates in the city of Altanta
AT&T AT&T offers Big Data internships in Atlanta and around the country.  Find opportunities to work with AT&T's Big Data team which is made up of top innovators, cool technology and a start-up culture. You may get to work with one of the largest data sets in the world.
Coca-Cola Company Offers many undergraduate & seasonal internships across the world, including R&D positions involving data collection and analysis
Delta Airlines Offers year-round undergraduate internships in several areas, including research & analysis
Intel Ongoing paid internship positions throughout the world for students in business, the sciences, or engineering
Koch Industries List of all co-op and employment opportunities. Summer internship program positions involve programming and data analysis
Microsoft Internship program offers hands-on training.  Clikc on the "submit your application" for a list of opportunities all over the world in a variety of fields, including data-science. 
Newell Rubbermaid Summer Internship Program is a paid, 10- to 13-week opportunity in marketing, engineering, supply chain, information technology, SAP, finance and human resources.  Locations include: Atlanta; Huntersville, N.C.; Oakbrook, Ill.; East Long Meadow, Mass.; and Winchester, Va.
Time Warner Several internship opportunities at headquarters and company subsidiaries including HBO and Turner
Turner Broadcasting Turner provides a multitude of internship opportunities throughout the year.  A running list of currently available openings can be found here.

Associations, Non-profits, and Other Institutions

Amstat News - STAT trak American Statistical Association magazine annually posts internships available across the US for students involved in statistics/quantitative methods
Atlanta Police Department
The Atlanta PD has an internship program with a variety of  opportunities, some of which focus on data analysis, research, marketing, and evidence management
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Provider of many internship opportunities in Marketing/Public Relations, Foundation (fundraising), Volunteer Services, Community Health Development and Advocacy and Human Resources
Georgia Aquarium A wide variety of unpaid internship opportunities including several with research components: digital research, group sales, PR, and water quality
Los Almos National Laboratory The Undergraduate Student (UGS) program is a year-round educational program that provides students with relevant research experience while they are pursuing an undergraduate degree.
Research Triangle Institute Internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students with mentored experiential learning opportunities. Student interns benefit from professional development, leadership and service, and social experiences that supplement the hands-on work in their field.
Sandia National Laboratories Technical and business internships and fellowships available for students in a variety of fields (West Coast - NM and CA)
The Federal Reserve Paid and unpaid internships available during the summer in The Divisions of Research and Statistics and Monetary Affairs.  Also, occasional opportunities available throughout the year for students to work on projects as unpaid interns (applications on a rolling basis).
USA Jobs - Federal Government This site lists many of the internships available within the federal government, some of which are based in Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta Provides a variety of internship and externship programs, including research opportunities

Internship Aggregators

Internmatch Listings for internship positions in research in Atlanta
LinkedIn - Data Science Internships Listing of internships with the title "Data Scientist"
Chegg Type Data Science or other key word for internship opportunities nationwide

Summer Training / Institutes

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Multiple summer internship programs available to students interested in public health
Data Science for Social Good Fellowship A summer program at the University of Chicago for aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact.
ICPSR Provides undergraduate students with a research experience that introduces all aspects of social science research and includes supported exploration of a research query from start to finish, data management training, and focused methodological education in quantitative research. This prepares interns for capstone or senior thesis projects, graduate school, and/or research-based employment opportunities.
NORC (University of Chicago) Paid summer internship for students interested in developing social science research skills, including data collection and analysis
Suntrust Based in Atlanta, SunTrust offers a variety of summer internships for students interested in business, finance, and investment banking