Secretary of State Divisions
The following is general information regarding the divisions within the Office of the Secretary of State. If interested in an internship opportunities please refer to the current posting and application page.
Archives: Morrow, Georgia
The mission of the Georgia Archives is to identify, select, preserve, and make accessible records that constitute Georgia's recorded history; to increase the efficiency of State Government through effective records management; and to improve the quality of records and archives management throughout the state.
This division is responsible for making historic records of permanent research value available to the public, accessioning and physical processing of records, archives’ records and books through indexes and catalogs, oversees preservation and reformatting and digitizes records for access, and provides outreach preservation services through consulting, publications and training.
This division would appeal to students with an interest in history, museums, education, or public relations.
Corporations Division: Atlanta, Georgia
The Division serves as custodian of the filings and provides copies and/or certifications of the documents. As an administrative filing agency, the Division does not have authority to intervene in disputes between consumers and businesses, disputes between businesses, or disputes between shareholders, members, officers or other persons involved in an enterprise.
Elections Division: Atlanta, Georgia
The Elections Division ensures fair and legal elections, and facilitates statewide voter registration. By educating elections officials and voters on the election process, the division plays a crucial role in keeping Georgia’s elections fair and free from fraud.
This internship would appeal to students with an interest in political science, international relations, and law. Intern applicants should have an interest in governmental research and the day-to-day responsibilities of an election office.
Front Office: Atlanta, Georgia
The Front Office of the Secretary of State serves as the primary Constituent Services Center for the agency and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Secretary of State. Interns for this office would assist with both the Constituent Services and the Scheduling Teams.
The Front Office Intern should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to problem solve, and take on multiple tasks simultaneously. Other qualifications for the Front Office Intern include proficiency in Microsoft Office, attention to detail, and a desire to pleasantly and effectively interact with the public.
Office of Inspector General: Atlanta, Georgia
The members of the Investigative Division of the Secretary of State’s Office act as “first responders” to reported violations of licensing, election, and securities laws and rules where public health, safety, and the financial interests of the citizens of Georgia are often at risk. The position of Investigator involves the direct investigation of allegations involving violations of Election, Securities, and Licensing Law.
Investigators are POST-certified Peace Officers who provide protection to the citizens of Georgia from unlicensed and/or unscrupulous business practitioners in the areas in which the Secretary of State has authority. The investigators conduct interviews, gather evidence, identify witnesses, and make Board presentations to conclude complaints.
Interns for this office should have an interest in public administration, law and/or criminal justice.
Information Technology: Atlanta, Georgia
The Division serves as the managers of technology utilizing methods and resources to maintain data, servers, mainframes, PCs and laptops, wide and local area networks, and telecommunications. In addition, the technology personnel provide customized solutions for the divisions within the Office of Secretary of State.
Interns for this office should have an interest in information technology.
Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission: Atlanta, Georgia
The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission is the sanctioning body for all boxing and mixed martial arts matches in Georgia. Interns in this office would assist with a wide variety of customer service and clerical functions, including administrative organization, creating and maintaining computerized forms, and assisting the Commissioner in accomplishing day-to-day tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend matches and weigh-ins.
Intern applicants for this office should have an interest in public administration and/or sports. In addition, he or she should be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Legal Affairs: Atlanta, Georgia
Interns in this division will be responsible for assisting General Counsel with a range of projects, including legislative reviews.
All applicants for this division should be law school students, or seniors in college with plans to attend law school.
Professional Licensing Boards Division: Macon, Georgia
The Professional Licensing Boards Division provides administrative support services to 35 professional licensing boards that issue 192 types of licenses to more than 400,000 Georgians in various professions. Each board processes applications, administers examinations and, when warranted, conduct investigations into possible professional misconduct.
Included in this division is the function of Securities. This area registers and regulates securities, investment advisors and representatives, and works to prevent investment fraud. It also registers and regulates charitable organizations and paid solicitors, as well as registers and regulates perpetual care cemeteries and pre-need dealers.
Intern applicants for this office would assist with a variety of customer service and clerical functions including answering the telephone and relaying telephone messages, typing and filing reports and documents, creating and maintaining computerized forms to track information, and assisting board staff with preparations for licensing board member meetings.
This division would be of interest to students who enjoy law, economics, or non-profit management.
PLEASE NOTE: The Professional Licensing Board internship is located in Macon.