Internships with Community Partners
Many of our community partners have internship opportunities for UF students. Check out the different opportunities to intern with our community partners. Know of an opportunity that needs to be shared? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add it to our page.
One Heartland Paid Job Opportunity
One Heartland is a residential summer camp that is hiring for summer staff for Summer 2019. One Heartland’s mission is to improve the lives of children, youth and families facing significant health challenges or social isolation. One Heartland started 26 summers ago as a 1-week camp for youth living with HIV/AIDS and now has 8 weeks of camp and serve 4 communities. One Heartland still serves the HIV community along with youth living with housing instability, youth striving for a healthier lifestyle and youth in the LGBTQ+ community. Each week of camp they serve a specific community and offer a worry-free week set in a traditional summer camp setting. This is sometimes the first time and only time where the youth can be around others that are going through similar circumstances.
At One Heartland, they are a residential summer camp, where campers sleep in cabins and do traditional summer camp activities like canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, afternoon programs, cabin time and many other specific summer camp activities. One thing that sets them apart from other traditional camps is that they also offer education sessions based upon the community for the week they are serving. Education sessions include: sex education, health relationships, history of LGBTQ+ community. They also have music and art therapy through a grant we received last summer.
More information about the camp and summer staff flier is attached. If you have specific questions about the program, feel free to contact Allison Jones, Program Coordinator, at Allison@OneHeartland.org. To learn more about One Heartland, please visit http://www.oneheartland.org/camps-and-programs/camp-heartland/.
Graham Center/IFAS Summer Internship
This program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the Graham Center. A student participating in this paid internship will work with County Extension faculty to deliver educational programming in a variety of areas. More info and application is here. Apply by Feb. 8, Please contact Keith Gouin at email@example.com or Sheila Dickison at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SWAG Camp Blastoff—Technology Practicum
Unity Family Community Center’s (UFCC) mission is to improve the quality of life of families and individuals by providing services and opportunities designed to create a culture of CARE. The SWAG (Students Winning and Achieving Goals) after school and summer program was designed to meet the needs of the community by providing students with a safe place to receive academic enrichment and life skills lessons during peak crime hours to reduce juvenile crime and give local youths an academic and career advantage.
This summer, SWAG is opening the first STEM-based summer camp in Levy county. The program is seeking an intern to help design an organizational database, create program evaluations, and assist tutors and youths in technology instruction for two days per week. The position is unpaid, but travel expenses will be provided for by UFCC. Educational credit is available.
· Eligible to work in the United States
· At least 18 years of age
· Successfully complete background check and drug screen
· Ability to read, write, and speak English
· Valid Florida Driver’s license
· Some college experience
· Associate’s degree or higher
· Prior IT, computer science, or data entry experience
Contact Project Director Blaine Vitallo by email at email@example.com or by phone at (352) 529-2030 with any questions or concerns.