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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 cls@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

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