“Over the years many bright and thoughtful local students have served our community as interns through GCIP,” said Camden County Administrator Steve Howard. “We were fortunate to have opportunities for these talented individuals to serve the citizens of Camden County again.”
2019 GCIP participant Madison Cameron joined the Administration Department in July to work as an Executive Assistant. During her internship, Madison completed work on the Camden County Government Guide, allowing her to develop an understanding of the work of the Camden County Board of Commissioners and their role in the community. Madison is a graduate of Camden County High School and the University of North Florida with a degree in Healthcare Administration.
The newest member of Camden County’s Information Technology (IT) staff is IT Helpdesk Technician Ian Maxwell. He previously served as an intern in the IT Department through GCIP during the summer of 2017 while completing an information technology inventory. Ian is a graduate of Camden County High School and Georgia Southern University with a degree in Information Technology.
Through the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Civic Affairs Foundation, the GCIP offers first-hand internship experiences to undergraduate and graduate level college students in county government. Each summer, internships are offered across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines ranging from accounting to wildlife sciences in county government offices throughout the state. Since the program was created, 425 students have filled internship positions in 75 counties throughout the state.
Recently Camden County interns have worked with Emergency Management, Information Technology, Finance & Budget, Public Affairs, and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Interns work on specific projects over the course of the summer, providing a benefit to both Camden County and the student intern.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no interns were hired for summer 2020. Interested college students should check the Camden County website in spring 2021 for more information.