Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

Cherokee Summer Internship Program

Want to get paid for gaining real-world experience and networking with some of Cherokee’s top employers? Then the Cherokee Summer Internship Program may be the right fit for you! This competitive 6-week program is open to all rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in taking their skills to the next level. Graduating seniors are also invited to apply. This interactive, mentorship-based programs runs from June 6 – July 15, 2022. Applications are NO LONGER being accepted for the 2022 program.

Cherokee Summer Internship Program Benefits

  • 6 weeks of paid, real-world experience
  • Welcome orientation/employability skills
  • An interactive work environment focused on mentorship
  • Early exposure to a wide range of career pathways
  • References for a job well done
  • Invaluable, resume-building work experience
  • A rewarding summer job close to home


 Applications for the 2022 program are no longer being accepted. 



Annelise Axelsson, Roytec Industries Intern

“I thought it was the most educational program I could get, and I really wanted to go into an engineering field,” Axelsson said. “This job helped me solidify what I want to do in the future; it helped me understand what every day would be like.”






Makanga Iruku, Roytec Industries Intern
“The Cherokee Summer Internship program allowed me to gain on-the-job experience in the field I am interested in while simultaneously giving me an income,” said Makanga.






Lindsey Hobby, Cherokee Area Transportation & Universal Alloy Corporation Intern

“By participating in the summer internship program for two years, I was hired by Universal Alloy Corporation to continue my growth in the business world while attending Kennesaw State University to earn a degree in Business Management. Thank you to the Cherokee Office of Economic Development for such a great experience and opportunity.”