Coca-Cola UNITED Launches New Student Internship Program

Thirteen college students are gaining real-world experience this summer working for one of the world’s biggest brands. The following students have been selected to participate in the new Student Internship Program hosted by Coca-Cola UNITED.

  • Bessma Abutunis, Kennesaw State University, Marketing Major
  • Kaleb Bryant, University of Alabama, Hospitality Management Major
  • Lauren Camp, University of Alabama, Human Resources Major
  • Hayden Galbraith, University of Georgia, Advertising Major
  • Laith Gambino, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Economics Major
  • Nadia Ghabayan, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Marketing Analytics and Industrial Distribution Major
  • Zachary Hucaluk, Auburn University, Supply Chain Management Major
  • Kalon Jones, Tuskegee University, Computer Science and Information Technology Major
  • Kyle Martin, University of Kentucky, Communications Major
  • Marco Talini, University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy; Business Administration Major
  • Jeremiah Washington, Fort Valley State University, Business Administration Major
  • Will Whittenberg, Auburn University, Supply Chain Management Major
  • Elle Worthen, Auburn University, Marketing Major

“We’ve had internships for decades, but traditionally they’ve been department- or project-based,” said Jennifer Gullo, Coca-Cola UNITED Talent Acquisition Director. “We are working to formalize our college internship program, keeping students in a peer group so they can learn the entirety of our organization together.”

The eight-week paid summer program provides participants the opportunity to rotate throughout each department within Coca-Cola UNITED, in addition to spending two weeks shadowing in a department that aligns with their field of study. They also take part in weekly professional development workshops. The program is open to students from any college or university, and those selected are placed within UNITED’s six-state territory.

Applications for Summer 2025 will be available online in mid-December.