CES Internship Program


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The CES semester-long unpaid internships, available to UF students, serve as an introduction to the practical side of running a top-ten area studies center at a major US research university. Our interns have the opportunity to pursue projects based on their own interests in areas such as:

  • Blog writing and editing
  • Community relations
  • Event planning, management, and implementation
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing and grant management
  • Marketing of academic and outreach programs
  • Newsletter writing, editing, and design
  • Podcast recording and editing
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Public relations and advertising
  • Strategic planning and long-term vision development
  • Website design, update, and maintenance
  • Website entry writing and editing

Interns will be partnered with Outreach Coordinator, Carla Ruffer, and Academic Programs Coordinator, Corinne Tomasi, who will act as mentors during weekly meetings and status update sessions.

Interns must commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week. Hours are flexible and can be arranged around the student’s academic schedule and other commitments. The program places a strong emphasis on initiative and teamwork. Interns are expected to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times.

Internships are available year-round with three application deadlines per year. To apply for the CES internship program, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of 1-3 references via hard copy, fax or email to:

CES Internship Program
3324 Turlington Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7342

Tel. 1-352-294-7145
Fax. 1-352-392-8966

In your cover letter please make sure to express you area(s) of interest, the skills you wish to gain or hone in your internship, the skills and experience that you bring to the program, and your long-term career goals.

2-3 interns will be accepted each semester.