An internship with ACCA will give you the practical knowledge and skills that complement and complete your academic experience.  ACCA internships include training specific to your placement, as well as broader training on topics related to aging, professional development, and non-profit management. We invite you to join our team of dedicated professionals working to ensure older adults in our area have all they need to Age Well and Live Well.

We have opportunities suitable to students with a variety of academic backgrounds, and we’re proud to have hosted students for internships and field placements from The University of Georgia, The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Piedmont College, Athens Technical College, and many others. We can work with you to offer the experience and hours needed for your individual program requirements.

Summer 2019 Internships

Click on the links below to learn more about our Summer Internship opportunities. 

ACCA Community Garden 

Do you have a green thumb and a heart of gold? Our garden internship will give you the opportunity to develop leadership and horticulture skills while helping to ensure older adults have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience promoting the well-being of inter-generational families? Do you enjoy working with people of all ages? Grandparents Raising Grandchildren could be the spot for you!

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Are you looking to assist older adults in developing new skills? The Senior Community Service Employment Program will give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with older adults to help them find meaningful, gainful employment. You will gain experience in program development, social services, recruitment, training and job counseling.

Senior Corps

Do you have a passion for service? Would you like to work with older adults that share your passion? The Senior Corps programs at ACCA engage adults age 55 and up in meaningful opportunities to give back to the community. You’ll gain experience in program evaluation, health education programming, and volunteer management.


How to Apply

Review the available internships listed above, decide on your top two choices, and then complete the Internship Application by clicking the button below. Once you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email with additional information about the application and interview process.

Internship Application

Don’t see an opportunity that fits your academic requirements? We’re always looking to expand our internship offerings, and we’d love to hear your ideas! Please contact Erin Beasley, Director of Operations at with your proposal.


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