Development Authority of Columbia County to Offer Internship Grants for Columbia County Businesses

Evans, GA (April 23, 2015) – As Columbia County and the rest of Greater Augusta Region continues to grow, the Development Authority of Columbia County has decided to take a proactive role in developing a technology based ecosystem to support our existing businesses and prepare for future business opportunities.

In support of this goal, the Development Authority of Columbia County is offering funding assistance to Columbia County businesses willing to participate in TAG Ed’s Summer Internship Program. We are offing host companies a $500 matching grant to help offset the company’s $1,250 fee to participate in the Summer Internship Program. Our goal is to encourage companies and high school students to connect in new ways. The Development Authority of Columbia County is committed to exposing area students to the vast opportunities in our community. Additionally, this program will help raise awareness of our local businesses and the already established technology community in place.

Companies interested in applying for these funds are encouraged to visit the TAG Ed Summer Internship page on the Development Authority of Columbia County’s website and complete the “Matching Grant Request Form”.

Below is a summary of the internship program offered by TAG Education Collaborative. This program has proven extremely successful in Metro Atlanta and we are proud to help facilitate its growth in the Greater Augusta Region and Columbia County.

TAG Education Collaborative’s mission is to strengthen Georgia’s workforce by providing students with relevant, hands on STEM learning opportunities with Georgia’s leading companies.

Company participation includes:

  • TAG-Ed works with companies to define relevant, hands-on workforce learning opportunities.
  • Companies interview and select their interns, and provide mentoring and feedback to the interns and TAG-Ed.
  • Companies contribute $1,250 to participate. This covers the $1000 intern’s stipend and the costs of administering this program. Partial scholarships are available for startups and non-profit organizations who cannot commit the entire $1000 stipend.


The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program provides real-world experiences for high-achieving students with strong STEM aptitude. Students are placed in companies interested in investing in STEM talent and impacting the future technology workforce. Matches are based on related interests, qualifications, and project requirements.



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