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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. For those students who pursue the Minor in Leadership, involvement with off-campus organizations and on-campus programs can be certified as meaningful learning experiences for posting on the Experiential Learning Transcript. 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 Events

FL Gubernatorial Fellow

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program



When: Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Where: Bldg. 4 (Skinner-Jones Hall), Room 1703 (updated location)


Executive Director Kimberly Bane from the Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program will visit UNF campus for an exclusive information session on this tremendous opportunity! Stay tuned for more information on location.


The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the next class of Fellows. This nonpartisan program provides an outstanding leadership opportunity for students from all majors and disciplines to gain firsthand experience in state government. Today the program continues to attract Florida’s best and brightest university and college students to serve the people of Florida for two semesters in Tallahassee.

Each year between 10 and 14 students are selected through a statewide competitive process and are then interviewed internally to determine final placement within the Governor’s agencies. We welcome students from all academic majors and graduate programs to apply; and in the past have placed students based on interests and experience in over twenty different agencies from The Department of Education, The Department of Economic Opportunity, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Division of Emergency Management, and everywhere in between.

The program includes weekly leadership and professional development meetings with state leaders such as the Governor, cabinet members, agency heads, Supreme Court Justices, and university presidents. Additionally the Fellows will travel during the fall and spring semester to Washington D.C. and across Florida to gain exposure to local and federal government. Compensation for accepted Fellows includes a tuition waiver, $1,000 relocation stipend in addition to hourly pay at each fellows’ agency placement.

This program is open to upper-level undergraduate, graduate, law students, and recent graduates across all areas of study. For more information, benefits, and eligibility requirements for the Gubernatorial Fellows Program, please visit

Applications for the 2019-2020 Gubernatorial Fellows Class XV are available online on our website through the date of the application deadline: February 22, 2019.



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:

1. 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


2. 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 |


On-Campus Events


Osprey Career Fair Spring 2019

When: Tuesday, February 5, 3 p.m.– 6 p.m.
Where: Adam E. Herbert University Center 


The Osprey Career Fair is the largest career fair on the campus of the University of North Florida. Occurring biannually around September and March, OCF attracts over 80 companies from a variety of industries. Open to all UNF students and alumni actively looking for either internships or full-time jobs, OCF offers networking with employers from Jacksonville, companies around the state of Florida, and the Southeastern United States.


For more information please see the Coggin College of Business webpage!

CCBL swoop day 2019

Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL) SWOOP Day of Service


When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Where: Various volunteer sites in Duval, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns Counties


SWOOP Day is a day of service that fosters community engagement for UNF students and non-profit 501(c)(3) local organizations to team up for service with Community engagement being the educational component of community service. This day of service is intended to expand the outreach component from student-centered campus departments at The University of North Florida (UNF).


CCBL is seeking two Co-Organizers (each reduced part time) to coordinate events related SWOOP (Service With Our Osprey Partners) Day, an annual day-of-service event to students, faculty and staff at of the University of North Florida geared to getting community engaged. These two positions will offer support to the Executive Organizer on projects/matters associated with the execution of SWOOP Day; Act as co-lead alongside Team Managers, Student Ambassadors, and fellow Co-Organizers; Reports to the Executive Organize.


Please complete the CCBL Swoop Day 2019 Co-Organizer Application and submit an electronic PDF to Alternatively, you may turn in a hard copy to the Center for Community-Based Learning (Building 1, Suite 1401). All application materials are due on November 2nd (If November 2nd falls on a weekend, applications are due the Friday before). Upon submission of your application you will be asked to participate in an interview. Interviews will take place in April.