PIN Internship with The Greater Augusta Arts Council

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PIN Internship with The Greater Augusta Arts Council

Partnership for Inclusive Innovation Summer Internship Students Making an Impact

The Artist Directory Outreach Program has one summer intern working with
Greater Augusta Arts Council member artists of all genres to create artist
profiles in a searchable database used by local arts patrons and
businesses to supply artists with opportunities for work.

Augusta, Ga. — Students in the fifth cohort of the Partnership for Inclusive
Innovation’s (Partnership) Summer Internship program, formerly Smart Community
Corps, are working on public innovation projects that address some of the most
important civic challenges facing our state — and are branching out to solve challenges
in other states, as well. The Greater Augusta Arts Council is utilizing the efforts of one
intern, Galadra Plummer, to build upon the Artist Directory, a searchable database of
Arts Council member artist’s profiles. This work will bring artists together
with potential patrons, supporters, and businesses and foster opportunities for arts work
in Augusta’s River Region.

The Summer Internship is a program under the Student Engagement pillar of the
Partnership, which is a statewide public-private collaboration housed at Georgia Tech to
promote innovations that drive inclusion and growth to build economic mobility for a
more resilient and equitable future. The internship program is designed to foster the
next generation of innovators by providing civic-minded college students, both
undergraduate and graduate, from across the nation with hands-on experience working
on real-life problems supporting innovation work to create livable and equitable

This year’s cohort of 62 summer interns includes students from as far away as Oregon
and Illinois and projects in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., as well as
in Georgia. The 35 host sites for 2023, represent city and county governments, higher
education, nonprofit agencies, civic and minority-serving organizations, incubators, and

“The Arts Council is thrilled to have Galadra Plummer, a talented and hardworking
intern, this summer to help us improve our Artist Directory as our online platform for
matching local artists with people who want to hire them,” said Pax Bobrow, Intern
Project Manager.

“The 2023 Summer Internship cohort is the largest, most competitive, most
geographically diverse cohort the Partnership has had,” said Cody Cocchi, the
Partnership’s student engagement manager. “This cohort will have the most significant
impact across the state of any of our previous cohorts. This class represents a diverse
group of higher ed students from 25 universities, 8 states, and 14 countries.”
Galadra Plummer is currently entering their sophomore year at Kennesaw State
University as a ceramics major and philosophy minor. Galadra is a visual artist grew up
in Augusta, Georgia, and is always seeking new opportunities to expand their talents
and display their art works. The Greater Augusta Arts Council’s internship appealed to
Galadra because of its intersection between technology and the arts. As an artist,
Galadra wants to widen their horizons on the “behind the scenes” aspects of the art
world, while expanding upon their website development knowledge. This internship with
the Arts Council will help Galadra develop professional skills as a creator, while
engaging them with the city’s local arts community.

Public innovation and civic technologies projects such as this one are important to a
broad swath of people, from the interns to the project site representatives to the people
who live in the communities where the projects are based.

These paid internships continue through the summer, with a wrap up program in August,
when students will present the findings from their work.

About the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation: Launched in 2020, the Partnership
for Inclusive Innovation is a public-private organization created to spearhead
coordinated, statewide efforts to position Georgia as the leader for innovation,
opportunity, and shared economic success. The Partnership’s focus pillars of
community research, workforce development, student engagement, and economic
opportunity are a powerful combination that provide technical and financial support to
democratize innovation through collaboration. Since 2020, the Partnership’s work has
catalyzed 30+ projects with local governments, universities, startups, and nonprofits.
The projects have created new businesses, increased access to financial and social
capital, and deployed more than 170 technologies. More information is available at


For information about the Partnership, contact:
Cody Cocchi
[email protected]

For media inquiries, contact:
Péralte C. Paul
[email protected]