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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 bcls@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu, and we will add it to our page.

Domestic Violence Prevention & Awareness

Spring internships at peaceful paths

This organization is a certified domestic violence agency. They are looking for student interns for their Child & Youth Program. For more information, email laurad@peacefulpaths.org.  For more information about Peaceful Paths, please visit http://www.peacefulpaths.org/.  

Environment Preservation and Conservation

2018 Winter/spring internships with alachua conservation trust

Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is currently accepting applications for the 2018 winter/spring season. In general, ACT offers two types of internships: FIELD and OFFICE, though a mixture of the two is possible as well.

LAND MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS
Field interns work directly with our land management staff on projects associated with our preserves such as: trail building and maintenance, invasive plant removal, site preparation for prescribed burns, tree and wiregrass planting, etc. The schedule for these internships is fairly strict, usually a minimum of two days per week.

OFFICE INTERNSHIPS
Office interns work mostly with ACT office staff on a variety of projects such as: grant writing and preparation, communications (online, print, and social media), event planning and management, etc. The schedule is much more flexible and work can be done outside the office.

Interested? Please send us a short cover letter (describing your interests and which internship you are applying for) and resume (nothing fancy needed) to:
info@alachuaconservationtrust.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or email: info@alachuaconservationtrust.org

Children and Families

CDS Family and beahvioral health services, inc.

Please see position description here.  

Children's home society of florida

Family Visitation Center

Our Family Visitation Centers ensure the safety and well-being of children and adults caught in the middle of issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or child abuse. Supervised visitation visits allow parents and children to spend time together to establish and strengthen bonds as they learn to rebuild trust. This includes children who are currently in foster care or children with divorced parents. The centers also provide counseling and other services to parents and children.
Students work one-on-one with the head of the Family Visitation Center for mentorship, training, and advisement as well as join in with a team of other like-minded dedicated interns and volunteers to process learning experiences and provide advice and support. Benefits include engaging in case management, human services group training, client and resource evaluation, hands-on/in-field experience, aid in developing plans for clients, and much more.

Positions Available: 12
Students who volunteer/intern for CHS are included in an exclusive CHS Volunteer Culture full of learning experiences, additional professional trainings, voluntary health programs, and first candidates for an internship for those seeking a Master level internship with CHS. 

Hours Requested: Due to the one-on-one in-depth training that our Case Managers provide to interns, Children’s Home Society of FL asks for a two-semester (can include or not include summer) commitment of 8-10 hours a week. Interns are asked to work the same schedule through the entire semester as a way to learn about their assigned, individual families. The FVC is opened Tuesday-Friday 9am-7pm.

Students interested in this position are asked to make complete their application a semester before they are required to complete their internship. Even students who are not sure if they would like the position but are even considering it for next semester, should apply immediately.  While students are not required or asked to complete hours before the semester they are needed, the process to be considered an intern for Children’s Home Society of Florida can take up to 8 weeks.  Students are asked to partake in a phone interview, a face-to-face interview, drug screening (paid for by CHS), local law background check (paid for by CHS), and fingerprinting (paid for by CHS), 8-15 hour training before working with clients, an exam, and CHS orientation before interning.

APPLY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/chsvolunteerapplication
FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, A TOUR, OR CHS PRESENTATION PLEASE CONTACT: Nicole Hernandez – Nicole.Hernandez@chsfl.org or 352-334-0955

Design your own internship!

At CHS we truly believe in helping the community in all ways possible. If you have a special gift or talent that you would like to lend towards Children’s Home Society of FL- we are open! We can work with you to develop your skills to help build your resume and help children and families in our community!

APPLY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/chsvolunteerapplication
FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, A TOUR, OR CHS PRESENTATION PLEASE CONTACT: Nicole Hernandez – Nicole.Hernandez@chsfl.org or 352-334-0955

Community Revitalization/Social Entrepreunership

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

We are looking for interns that have a passion for creating meaningful experiences for our guests and students. Check out our current available opportunities. If you have any questions, please email our Office Coordinator at adminasst@cademuseum.org.

STEAM Education/Teaching Intern

Department: Programming
Classification: Un-paid internship, can but does not require academic credit 
Reports to: Director of Experiential Education
Schedule: between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Tuesday- Saturday. Minimum of 10 hours/week.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed volunteer to assist the staff in programs and curriculum development. The internship will provide the student with real-world experience in:

  • Small classroom/Wet Lab/Fabrication Lab settings with students ages 6-16
  • Curriculum research and development
  • Class preparation
  • Informal science education techniques in the STEAM fields

For more information about this internship, please visit:  https://www.cademuseum.org/steam-educationteaching-intern.html

Cade Prize Intern

Department: Cade Prize
Classification: Un-paid internship, can but does not 
require academic credit 
Reports to: Program and Exhibit Manager
Schedule:  between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday- Friday. Minimum of 10 hours/week.

​The Cade Prize is looking for interns with a passion for creativity and entrepreneurship, who will work directly with Cade Prize staff and assist with the daily operations of running an innovation prize. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in being an active part of the Florida innovation community and with the opportunity to interact with Cade Prize judges, applicants, supporters and sponsors. 

Fore more information about this internship, please visit:  https://www.cademuseum.org/cade-prize-intern.html

Marketing & Communications

Department: Administration
Classification: Unpaid internship, can but does not 
require academic credit 
Reports to: Executive Director
Schedule: between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday- Friday. Minimum of 10 hours/week.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed volunteers/interns to assist the staff in social media, marketing and public relations. The internship will provide the student with real-world experience in marketing and public relations at a professional level.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.cademuseum.org/marketing--communications.html.

Content Development Intern

Department: Programming
Classification: Un-paid internship, can but does not require academic credit 
Reports to: Director of Education
Schedule: between 9am and 5pm, Monday- Friday. Minimum of 10 hours/week (including at home or "studio time"). Some weekends or evenings may be required.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed volunteer to create videos and take photographs to be used in web-based and print applications for marketing and promotion purposes. Experience in iMovie or other video editing software is preferred.

For more information about this internship, please visit https://www.cademuseum.org/content-development-intern.html.

Events Intern

Department: Events
Classification: Unpaid internship, can but does not require academic credit 
Reports to: Event Coordinator
Schedule: between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday. Minimum of 10 hours/week. *May require evening and weekend hours.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed volunteer to assist the event coordinator with facility rentals and special events. The internship will provide the student with real-world experience in event management.

For more information, please visit https://www.cademuseum.org/events-intern.html.

Administrative Intern

Department: Administration
Classification: Unpaid internship, can but does not require academic credit 
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Schedule: between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday. Minimum of 10 hours/week.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed volunteer to assist the staff in day-to-day operations. The internship will provide the student with real-world experience in arts management and events.

For more information, please visit https://www.cademuseum.org/administrative-intern.html.

Young Girls and Women's Empowerment

alachua county chapter of days for girls international

Looking for an internship that makes an impact on under-resourced girls and women locally and around the world?  Interested in learning new skills and having a variety of responsibilities?  Are you willing to commit to at least 100 hours per semester?  If you answered yes to all three questions, consider interning with Days for Girls International!

Activities would include:

  • Learning to sew and teaching others
  • Work shifts assisting, and eventually running, the sewing center
  • Tabling at outreach events to recruit volunteers and supporters
  • Tallying up volunteer hours
  • Creating email lists
  • Assisting with mail chimp newsletter
  • Speaking publically about Days for Girls
  • Getting certified as an Ambassador of Women’s Health (online class)
  • Assist with putting on large events

Before you send your resume, cover letter, and availability schedule to Radha Selvester at alachuafl@daysforgirls.org, please look over the web site and our local Facebook group.

www.daysforgirls.org                            www.facebook.com/groups/DaysforGirlsAlachuaFL 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as organizational skills.  Being good with your hands (crafts, knitting, arts) is helpful.  Knowing how to use a sewing machine is a plus but not essential as we can teach you.   You will need to have your own transportation.  There are activities to be done weekdays, evenings, and weekends.   Internship schedule is flexible and it is not required that you attend every event.

Are you up to the challenge?  Please apply!  We are looking for interns for fall 2018.  (We are in the process of getting approved as an FYCS practicum site.)

RADHA SELVESTER, Chapter Chair

missionpossiblekgisp@gmail.com

352 316 6113

Sewing Center location is 1731 NW 6th Street, Suite B-3, Gainesville, FL  32609.

Mailing Address is PO Box 1755, Alachua, FL  32616

Pace center for girls alachua county

The PACE Center for Girls Internship Program offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to non-profit management. We accept students currently enrolled in a bachelor or master's degree. We accept recent graduates as well (maximum one year after graduation).  Internship assignments vary greatly in terms of content. However, interns are normally involved in some aspect of the programming, administrative, development, special events, and outreach of PACE Center for Girls. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. PACE internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 12 hours/week.   Interested candidates should complete this application and provide proof of school enrollment or graduation upon offer.  Summer & Fall Internship Application Deadline: March 25, 2018.  Apply for the internship(s) here.  

Special Projects Intern

Supervisor:                                   Stephanie Darilus

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose:The Special Projects Assistant will spend 15 hours per week supporting and assisting the efforts of the Special Projects Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in processing thank you letters and donor acknowledgements in an accurate and timely manner
  • Develop seminar and educational workshops addressing the identified needs of the organization
  • Create flyers, press releases & other marketing materials as required
  • Proofreads reports and written documents for accuracy
  • Assist in supervising the recruitment, orientation and assignment of program volunteers
  • Represent PACE at events and assist in facilitating external relations
  • In charge of the annual Volunteer Appreciation activity for all volunteers and invites volunteers to special program events
  • Provides technical support for special projects and events

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • At least one year of college
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high level of competence
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Office Intern

Supervisor:                                    Patrice Powers (Office Coordinator)

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose:   Provides administrative assistance to office coordinator and the staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise office equipment and supplies
  • Answer calls, take messages, and schedule meetings
  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Senior Management
  • Draft, disseminate, and file minutes of meetings
  • Prepares routine correspondence, meeting materials, newsletters and monthly calendars
  • Assists with bookkeeping and runs financial reports as directed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of college
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient at MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated takes initiative, ability to learn quickly

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Community Engagement Intern

Supervisor:                                    Anthony Pierce & Stephanie Darilus

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose: The Community Engagement Assistant support the outreach initiatives of the organization

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning of community events
  • Provides administrative support to Community Engagement Manager
  • Assist in getting referrals for the program
  • Table at outreach partner events
  • Develop Marketing plan and material
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient at MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated takes initiative, ability to learn quickly

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Social Service Intern

Supervisor:                                    Michael Narrowski (Social Service Manager)          

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose:  Provides support to the Social Service Manager and the Social Service Team

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Social Service Manager and Social Service Team with the intake process for potential students
  • Assist with correspondence between the Social Service Team and the family/guardians of students
  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians, community partners, and staff
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient at MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated takes initiative, ability to learn quickly

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Teacher’s Assistant

Supervisor:                                    Specific Teacher

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose:  Provides support to the academic staff

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide tutoring to students in the aforementioned subject area
  • Offer assistance with developing study strategies
  • Meet with students on a one –to-one, small- group, drop-in, or classroom tutoring format(s) to give learning assistance
  • Leading review sessions for course as needed
  • Prepare and grade assignments
  •  Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient at MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated takes initiative, ability to learn quickly

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Development Intern

Supervisor:                                    Valerie Salomon and/or Becker

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose:  Provides support to the development staff

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use
  • Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals
  • Assist the development staff in planning donor events and other activities
  • Maintain donor files and other development materials
  • Attend department meetings
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient at MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated takes initiative, ability to learn quickly

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Academic Assistant Internship

Supervisor:                                    April Ponder

Classification:                               Intern

Purpose:     The Academic Assistant Intern will spend 15 hours per week supporting and assisting the efforts of the Academic Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete Course Completion Log
  • Organize lunch detention list
  • Keep up with textbook database
  • File papers
  • Review weekly care review documents
  • Enter the master roster into online grading system
  • Assist Teachers
  • Supervise Lunch
  • Organize Academic Materials
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • At least one year of college
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high level of competence
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Requirements:

  • Complete screening in accordance with DJJ and State Statutes
  • Reside in Gainesville or surrounding area
  • Be willing to adhere to all Volunteer policies and procedures
  • Agree to a specified time commitment
  • Complete the required interview/screening procedure
  • Agree to attend Volunteer trainings as required

Additional position-specific requirements may be required for particular volunteer roles. 

Voter Outreach/Awareness/Education

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - outreach and engagement intern 

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections oversees elections in Alachua County. The office administers county, state and federal elections, while providing assistance and support for municipal elections. Charged with upholding Florida’s election laws in the county, the office registers eligible voters, qualifies candidatesfor office,staffs polling locations, and provides voter outreach education and information. In conjunction with the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Centerfor Public Service,the office is offering one (1) internship for UF students. Outreach and Engagement:

Thisinternship will be focused on assisting the office’s Elections Outreach Director in efforts to educate the public on voting, elections and other related areas. Students majoring in journalism, marketing and other communications-related fields are encouraged to apply.

Interns are required to register for course credit and work 10 hours a week. It is a semester-long internship. Applications will be due by April 11, 2018, with the expectation of the internship beginning May 16, 2018. Contingent upon the availability of funding, the intern will be paid $13 an hour. The status of funding will be known when interviews are conducted. For more information, please email TJ Pyche at tjpyche@alachuacounty.us. 

​Alachua county democratic party

THE ALACHUA CO. DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS LOOKING FOR SUMMER INTERNS! Gain valuable hands on political experience Assist and develop marketing strategies to increase voter turnout Work with campaigning to local democrats through all platforms CONTACT: DR CYNTHIA MOORE CHESTNUT (352) 317 8291 | acdecchair@gmail.com Want to have a voice in your local community? The deadline to apply is the first day of class for the desired semester. Interns must complete a minimum of four hours per week on Tuesday or Thursday at the ACDEC office. All majors are welcome to apply. Please complete the internship application and submit a resume by email to Dr. Chestnut to apply

Historic Preservation and Conservation

Pleasant street historic society

Summer Internship with The Pleasant Street Historic Society "The Pleasant Street Historic Society was founded in 1984 to bring recognition to Gainesville's oldest African American neighborhood, place it on the National Register of Historic Places, and preserve and promote the history of the district. The Society received Mrs. Claronelle Smith Griffin's house in 2003 when she passed away at the age of 96. Her great-grandfather purchased the property in the 1870s and built a house on the site. That house was enlarged to a two story house in 1903, and added onto in the 1920s. The Society's immediate needs are to raise money to replace the roof and replace the rotten wood inside the house. Once the house is stabilized fundraising will be begin to heat and air condition it, re-wire, and insulate it, bring the house up to code, replace the front porch and develop it into a museum. It is to be used as a "Black History Exhibit," as specified in Mrs. Griffin's Will. This internship would be of particular interest to a history major but students with other skills and interests are welcome to apply. ○ Website and Facebook updates ○ Social media presence ○ Brochure ○ Update/review of our by-laws ○ Calendar planning to layout tasks/deadlines for annual events and their preparation ○ Logo update/refurbish ○ Training on grant pursuits and fundraising ○ Coordination of historical/cultural speaking/film/music events in our community ○ Training on board/non-profit operation best practices and structuring ○ Training on recruiting new membership to build up our organization for longevity For further information contact Dr. Dickison at doctord@ufl.edu and she will put you in touch with someone from the group.

Oral Histories

Samuel proctor oral history program

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida offers semester-long academic internships, available to graduate and undergraduate students for 3 credit hours, which serve as an introduction to the field of oral history.

Intern duties include learning oral history methodology and field research techniques, including conducting, transcribing, and audit-editing interviews.

In addition to this core structure, internships are tailored to the strengths of our students: are you interested in event planning? Public relations? Audio and film editing? We have the resources and opportunities to help you.

Course Goals

Each semester, SPOHP seeks motivated students to help to reach program goals. The internship is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of oral history, as well as hands-on experience in the areas of research, interviewing, processing, technology, and educational outreach. It will be taught in Fall 2018 by Associate Program Director Dr. Ryan Morini.

Each semester, interns accomplish several main goals:

  1. Build foundational knowledge of oral history methodology and research use
  2. Work on oral history interview processing
  3. Conduct an original oral history interview
  4. Develop a podcast for the UFDC and iTunes broadcast
  5. Contribute to the class group video project

For more information about course goals, scheduling, and project topics, view the Spring 2013 Internship Syllabus and Spring 2014 Internship Syllabus.

Fall 2018

SPOHP’s Fall 2018 internship focuses on the narratives of women, queer folks, and people of color in the DIY Punk scene both in the U.S. and throughout the wider world. It also focuses on why and how people create these spaces for themselves. We will publicly archive oral history interviews to allow people of color, women, and queer punks to describe their experiences in their own words and voices. What kinds of spaces for resistance and social justice can people create when they overtly reject social norms?

  1. SPOHP Intern Opportunities:
  2. Interviewing and fieldwork methods and theory
  3. Transcription and interview processing
  4. Podcasting and audio editing
  5. Social media and public event promotion
  6. Short documentaries and video editing
  7. Public and community engagement and theory

For more information, please visit https://oral.history.ufl.edu/research/education/internship-program/