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.
Peaceful Paths Undergraduate Internship Opportunity
Marketing and Development (Outreach Office)
WHO WE ARE
Peaceful Paths is the only certified domestic violence center responsible for serving Alachua, Bradford and Union Counties. Our agency is committed to providing services to survivors of domestic violence. Our agency offers services such as legal advocacy, counseling, support groups, emergency food, clothing and hygiene supplies, emergency shelter and transitional housing.
THE OPPORTUNITY AND HOW TO APPLY
Prospective interns who are selected will be working within our Development Office on marketing, fundraising, and donor related activities. This internship gives firsthand experience with developing and maintaining marketing materials, managing social media accounts, working with donor databases, planning and executing events, and refining organizational skills and teamwork. Students working for credit or experience and willing to commit to two semesters (preferred) should apply.
Applicants should be familiar with, or be willing to learn, tools such as Canva, Hootsuite, AirTable, eTapestry, Mailchimp, and Photoshop. Interested candidates should contact the Director of Development, Stephanie Freas, at email@example.com with a resume.
Overnight Client Advocate
*** Job Opportunity***
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Valid Driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable transportation. Experience in social or residential services either in profession experience or volunteering capacity. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Available for work during 10 pm-8 am, Friday nights through Monday mornings. Bi-lingual language skills a plus!
This position requires movement about the shelter, sitting at a desk, telephone communications, using a computer, and presenting information to groups of clients and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for resident and employee transportation, light lifting, general housekeeping and ability to walk around the shelter property.
Principal Job Duties
1. Provide overnight shelter security coverage, including operating the security system, conducting routine shelter safety checks, managing communal living settings and implementing other shelter safety measures.
Provide general shelter coverage, including but not limited to admitting and discharging residents, managing the help line, and providing appropriate crisis counseling/interpersonal conflict management.
Maintain resident records (electronic and paper) and other documentation related to services and operations.
Maintain physical plant operations by ensuring cleanliness, safety and properly functioning equipment.
Provide resident transportation in the agency vehicles.
Secondary Job Duties
1. Facilitate appropriate resident meetings.
2. Complete maintenance requests and calls as needed, aid the Director of Residential Programs with maintaining supplies and organizing resources, and other shelter management duties.
3. Attend staff meetings and others trainings as required or assigned.
All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:
· promoting diversity and equality
· professional ethics and standards
· flexibility and teamwork
· protection of confidentiality
· ethical and professional communication
· feminist values and philosophy
· providing survivor focused advocacy
Bike Program Internship
The Office of Sustainability is seeking a student for a paid internship focusing on bicycling advocacy, repair and maintenance, and education. The internship will involve handling operations of the Office’s existing Departmental Bike Share Program and the Gator Gears student bicycle rental program.
Preferred candidates should possess:
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent time management
Excellent interpersonal skills
Basic knowledge of safe bicycling practices
Experience with cycle commuting
Basic bicycle maintenance skills (flat repair, minor brake adjustments, etc.)
Enthusiasm for spreading cycling awareness
Enthusiasm for learning and performing bicycle maintenance
The intern chosen will work with Office of Sustainability staff and current cycling interns to improve and expand the existing Departmental Bike Share program, the Gator Gears student bicycle rental program, and develop and implement cycling support and awareness initiatives on campus. Interns will be trained in bicycle maintenance by a seasoned professional bicycle mechanic and will receive certification through a nationally recognized bicycle maintenance training program. Interns will be paid for their time in addition to receiving certification. Interns will be expected to commit up to ten hours per week to their position with the Office of Sustainability.
Interested candidates should be a Sophomore or Junior level undergraduate student, with the ability to begin the internship in Summer 2019 or sooner. Please send a resume with a detailed list of your experience, along with a cover letter, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled.
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.
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/.
Florida Elks Youth Camp (Paid Opportunity)
The Florida Elks Youth Camp is looking for college students to serve as camp counselors this summer. Counselors are responsible for their cabin of 7 campers, and partially responsible for the development of their Counselor-In-Training who’re 16/17 years-old. Counselors receive $300 a week. The Florida Elks Youth Camp is an 8-week non-profit residential camp in Umatilla, Florida. Counselors go through a week of staff training, and 7 one-week sessions of camp. There are about 336 campers every week between the ages of 9-13. Almost all of the campers come from the state of Florida, which makes us different than many camps out there. This season we run June 2nd to July 27th.
Any staff who works for the Florida Elks Youth Camp become eligible to apply for the Van Duren Scholarship. This scholarship is up to $5,000 a year for 4-years. Every year is a new year, so a student has the opportunity to get more money every year based on their academic and personal performance. For more information, please visit https://floridaelks.org/camp/.
SWAG Family Resource Center (Paid Opportunity)
The SWAG Family Resource Center is looking for a Summer Camp Coordinator! The Summer Camp Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality elementary summer camp. This position requires a high-level of independence, productivity, and attention to detail. The Summer Camp Coordinator may support and/or collaborate with other resource center staff, volunteers, and interns. The Summer Camp Coordinator will report to the SWAG Family Resource Center Manager.
- Must have completed high school and be 18 or older
- Experience working with at-risk children in a school, camp, or community setting (may include volunteer experience)
- Must successfully complete a Level II background screen (including fingerprints and a drug screen)
Position Type and Expected Hours:
This is a temporary contract position, for a period of 6 weeks between June 10 - June 28 and July 8 - July 26, 2019, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm and two Fridays (Field trips on June 28th and July 26th). Compensation is $11.60 an hour.
Interested individuals should contact Amanda.Elliott@pfsf.org, SWAG Family Resource Center Manager, for full description or to submit a cover letter and resume.
TailGator Gameday Recycling Program Internship
The Office of Sustainability is seeking two students for paid internships supporting the TailGator Gameday Recycling Program for the 2019 UF Gators Football Regular Season. Since 2006, the TailGator Program has been encouraging waste reduction and proper recycling behaviors on home game days through education and face-to-face interaction with tailgating fans on campus.
Interns will work with Office of Sustainability’s TailGator coordinator to improve and expand the existing program for the 2019 football season. Interns will be responsible for recruiting and communicating with volunteers, training and managing volunteers on home game days, tracking volunteer participation, and ensuring an exceptional experience for the tailgating fans served by the program.
Once established, successful candidates will also be expected to provide training to new interns joining the program in the future. Interns will be expected to commit an average of ten hours per week to their position with the Office of Sustainability. The internship will run through the end of the Fall 2019 semester with an option to renew through the Fall 2019 semester. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Please send a resume with a detailed list of your experience along with a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tacahale Center - Paid Job Opportunties
Tacachale Center on Waldo Road is a residential facility for developmentally disabled adults. The beautiful campus is home to 321 special needs residents, for whom they provide meaningful leisure and vocational activities and programs to enrich residents’ lives and help them learn new skills. Residents benefit from the full array of services at our center, ranging from sports events and activities in our gymnasium, to on-site medical services in their health clinic, to events and activities in our park-like grounds, to a fully operational food service department and cafeteria. They are actively seeking dedicated individuals with an interest in working with our population to join the Tacachale team. Many of the residents have lived here for most of their lives. Tacachale Center’s motto is, “Make a difference, not just a living.”
Start a rewarding career where you can have a positive impact on the state’s most vulnerable citizens’ quality of life. Join our enthusiastic team, training and teaching life skills to promote optimal independence and self-determination.
Rehabilitation Therapists exercise a diverse range of skills in a compassionate, family-oriented environment. They make learning fun, providing daily scheduled activities using innovative methods to increase programmatic gains. Some of our residents are hearing or visually impaired, some are dually diagnosed and display intensive problem behaviors, and some individuals are diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorder. RTs plan, implement, and promote leisure activities and special events while providing training and consultation to ensure residents receive instruction and support to maximize their quality of life.
Programmatic Behavioral Program Specialists and Government Operations Consultants serve together on an Interdisciplinary Team to develop residents’ Individual Support Plans and ensure supports are in place to promote their best quality of life. The team develops and implements residents’ training programs and services to foster individual strengths, build independence and ensure community involvement.
APPLY ONLINE – JOBS.MYFLORIDA.COM
Best Buddies- Paid Job Opportunities
Best Buddies is currently looking for a number of positions across the United States that are both paid and unpaid positions. Best Buddies is one of the largest organizations that aim to end the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people that have Intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD). For more information and to apply please visit: