Internships/Cooperative Education Program
In today's competitive job market you will need to give yourself a competitive edge. Getting some type of hands-on experience related to your program of study will help you to stand out from the other candidates. Work experience enables you to try out your career choice, gain valuable skills, and to put theory into practice. The reasons for getting some type of work experience include:
Deciding if this is the right job or career. Doing the work and being exposed to your career environment will help you with important career decisions.
Get Experience: Classroom knowledge and theory is important, but practical knowledge in an industry is what employers look for. Who would you hire if you were the employer: a recent graduate with little to no experience or one with three or four related work experiences on their resume?
Getting a Competitive Edge in the Job Market: The experience you gain will make you marketable to employers when you start your job search. You will have concrete examples of work experience to discuss during your interview. Almost every interview includes a question about your work history and work experience.
Networking Opportunities: Doing an internship significantly increases your networking opportunities by connecting you with professionals in your chosen field. They also allow you to develop references who can speak to your skills and accomplishments.
Develop your Resume and Your Confidence: Work experiences help you build a strong resume and present well in interviews. Experience is ultimately what sets successful candidates apart in the job search process. When you discuss your knowledge, skills and abilities, you will speak from experience.
Undergraduate: after the completion of 60 semester hours (transfer students must have one term at UNF)
Graduate: after one term at UNF
Undergraduate minimum: 2.5
Graduate minimum: 3.0
Career Internships through Career ServicesNon-structured, non-academic program.College Work StudyA federally funded program where students are paid through UNF Financial Aid office and do not receive academic credit.VolunteerNon-academic, non paid programs available through the UNF Volunteer Center
College of Arts And Sciences
Brooks College of Health
College of Education and Human Services
Structured, academic programs set up through Academic Departments where a student can earn academic credit if internship is required by the degree program.
Communication Internship Program
Political Science and Public Administration- MPA Internship Program
Political Science and Public Administration Internships
Criminal Justice Internship Program
Center for Community Initiatives Internship Program
Physics Internship Program
Sociology Internship Program Internships in Applied Biology
Coastal Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
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Calculator by State
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Political Science and Public Administration-Internship Sites
List of Employers Who Posted Internships in Career Wings (PDF File)
List of Employers Who HIred UNF Interns:
Advanced Environmental Laboratories, Inc.American Lung AssociationAmtech Computer Services Anheuser-Busch, Inc.Bank of AmericaBaptist MedicalBellSouthBest Buddies JacksonvilleBlue Cross/Blue Shield of FloridaChildren’s Home Society, Buckner DivisionCitiStreetCity of JacksonvilleClear Channel CommunicationsCommunity HospiceCongressman Ander CrenshawCSX TransportationEnterprise Rent-A-CarFlorida Department of Children and Families Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionFlorida Department of TransportationFlorida Times Union Information Display Systems, Inc.Jacksonville Chamber of CommerceJacksonville Economic Development CommissionJacksonville Electric AuthorityJacksonville Humane SocietyJacksonville JaguarsJacksonville Transportation AuthorityJohn Hancock Financial ServicesMalivai Washington Kids Foundation
The Mandarin NewsMayo ClinicMental Health Association of N. E. Florida NAS Naval Air DepotNational Park ServiceNortheast Florida Regional Planning CouncilPGA TourPrudential Insurance CompanySea Star LineSt. Johns River Water ManagementSt. Luke’s HospitalState Attorney’s Office, Fourth Judicial CircuitThe Dalton AgencyTimucuan Ecological & Historic PreserveU.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Air StationU.S. Naturalization & Immigration ServicesUniversity of North Florida VistakonWachovia
Walt Disney WorldWater Recovery, Inc.Water’s Edge MagazineWinn-DixieWilliams Earth SciencesWJKS Channel 17WJXT Channel 4WTLV Channel 12
Social Psychology Network- Internship Resources
Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates To Federal Careers-Internships
Service Internships: Global Directory of Service Internships for College Students
Boston University Summer Study Internship Program- http://www.bu.edu/summer/internship-
http://www.globalplacement.com - interactive platform for international internships
BUNAC - United Kingdom internships-- Bunac provides help and support applying for a UK visa. CIEE- http://www.ciee.org - international internships and study abroad opportunities in more than 40 countries and 60 cities around the world
http://www.imoney.my/launchpad - An internships aggregator that lists all the best internships in finance sphere across Asia.
World Internships- a global internship provider with programs across Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Jamaica Volunteer Programs- customized internship placements from companies around Jamaica
Internship Provider- assist in all areas of getting the student settled, including finding an internship suitable to the student's study requirements.
- Volunteering website that offers the chance to volunteer in over 50 different countries at ecolodges, conservation, schools, orphanages, and community development projects.
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online. According to Google data, Nearly 27 million rental visitors come to
Zillow Group’s rental sites and apps each month. In fact, 4 out of 5 U.S. homes
have been viewed on Zillow. Zillow is the perfect resource to assist with any and all
Internhousing.com- This online resource is Free to interns and co-ops.
Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
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