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Outreach and Opportunities

TLI looks for opportunities for our students to receive hands-on experience with organizations and community initiatives that provide outlets for civic involvement and leadership development. These activities serve to complement classroom learning, provide real-world experience, while also equipping the student with a marketable “edge” when it comes to applying for employment or graduate school.

Off-Campus Opportunities

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FL Dems Community Organizing Fellowship





The Florida Democratic Party is accepting applications for its 2019 Community Organizing Fellowship. Successful candidates should be able to meet strict deadlines, achieve set goals, and creatively solve problems.

Candidates should have excellent organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills and must work well in a team. Candidates should be able to move at a fast pace and learn quickly; however, no prior experience is required.

This fellowship will serve as an excellent introduction to state and federal politics, and fellows will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how an effective field program should be run. This includes an understanding of community organizing tactics, field strategy, and current grassroots infrastructure.

Fellows will undergo on-the-job training and leave the program capable of working as
full-time electoral organizers. This fellowship will run through December 15, 2019.

To apply, email your resume to Luis Zaldivar at

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HabiJax Leadership Opportunities




HabiJax offers several opportunities, at a normal volunteer level as well as a leadership level.


Leadership Opportunities: Team Leaders oversee the completion of different tasks (see details below) by leading groups of volunteers at our ReStores and on our construction sites. This is a great way to gain leadership experience! No retail or construction experience is necessary. A team leader just needs to be willing to serve, learn, and teach!


Volunteer Opportunities:

HabiJax ReStores

ReStore volunteers carry out tasks such as processing donations, pricing items, cleaning, organizing, and providing customer service. Opportunities are available Monday through Saturday, and each store offers flexible morning (9:30am - 1:30pm) and afternoon (2:00pm - 6:00pm) shifts.


  • 5800 Beach Blvd (Beach Blvd & University) – group of 10 volunteers maximum
  • 6260 103rd Street (103rd Street & Blanding) – group of 5 volunteers maximum



Construction – group of 10-15 volunteers, 20 maximum

Construction volunteers work on projects such as house wrap, window install, caulking, vinyl siding, painting, landscaping, laying sod, and cleaning for pre-carpet and final punch. Construction projects are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A typical day is from 7:45am - 3:00pm.


If you have any questions or have any interest, please contact HabiJax Community Engagement Manager:

2404 Hubbard St., Jacksonville, FL 32206
Tel. 904.208.6676 • Fax. 904.798.2728 |

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Mount Vernon Leadership Program





Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a 6 week summer program, all expenses paid (so travel, room, board are covered) plus $3000 stipend. Students spend the summer at Mount Vernon studying the leadership qualities of George Washington while working on their own capstone project. The capstone project (which they write about in an essay) is an issue the student cares about on campus or in their community. Students are assigned a mentor, participate in leadership development activities, and network with some pretty important people (

Applications are open to students who will be sophomores next fall 2019 (based on graduation year, not credits), 3.4 GPA, leadership potential as demonstrated in one or more campus activities, and good writing and speaking skills (application has written and video component, there are also semi-finalist and finalist interviews). The program takes place the summer between the student's sophomore and junior year.

All majors are eligible. The deadline is January 1st, 2020. For more information about the program including examples of previous capstone projects, please visit:




On-Campus Opportunities