Internships & Volunteering

Internships & Volunteering

Internships and Volunteer experiences are a crucial part of experiential education — giving you the exposure, training, and mentorship necessary for a successful career in a highly competitive job market.

Many of these opportunities will look very similar. Try not to get caught up on the terminology of "internship" versus "volunteer". Instead look at each experience critically to determine  how it can expand your knowledge base, enhance your resume, and get your foot in the job market. Consider creating a way to compile the programs you are interested in, including relevant application information. One such template available for students to use is here: REU & Internship Tracking Sheet.

The following handouts also provides helpful information:

Recent Internship Experiences of FSC Students

Since Summer 2017, FSC students have participated in internships and volunteer experiences at all of the following locations: 
  • Brandon Equine Medical Center
  • Pennsylvania Firefly Festival 
  • Jacksonville Zoo 
  • Naples Zoo
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc. 
  • Operation Smile Nicaragua 
  • Bok Tower Gardens 
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries
  • Long Island Marine Aquarium
  • MOTE Marine Laboratory and Acquarium 
  • SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc.
  • Alaska Sea Life Center
  • Florida Aquarium 
  • Coral Restoration Foundation
  • Volusia County Environmental Management 

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

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Local Internships & Volunteer Positions

Local positions typically include opportunities within a 60 mile radius of the FSC Campus. All positions are unpaid unless indicated. Please contact the location for information regarding available positions, eligibility, requirements, deadlines, and more! Additional positions may be added throughout the year.

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Internships for Recent Graduates

Recent graduates (& students approaching graduation) can find post-grad internship positions targeted to recent graduates in our job posting portal, Handshake Website and through the list below. Students/alumni must create a free account to log-in. Students should also check the local, summer, and pre-health sections for additional opportunities.

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Experiences for Pre-Health Students

Students interested in gaining experience in clinical settings can view opportunities on our pages dedicated to pre-health experiences. The most common experiences for pre-health students are unpaid shadowing and volunteer opportunities. Some students, with appropriate certification, may obtain direct patient care positions. Experiences for pre-health students are rarely called "internships".

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Summer Internships

Summer internships are a great way to earn hands-on experience. Students can browse hundreds of internship options in the link below.  Typically, employers start looking as early as January and begin to fill up internship positions by March for that summer. Check below for internship options. Students should also check Handshake Website and the local internships & volunteer positions link for additional opportunities.

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The Director of Career Development maintains a variety of website pages, publications, and social media accounts. Events, information, and opportunities published by the Director of Career Development are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace official college documents or policies. Unless otherwise identified, off campus experiences are not affiliated with Florida Southern College and all participation is at each student’s sole discretion. Furthermore, Florida Southern College does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, and legality of the contents of any third party information, including linked third party sites.

Report Your Experiences

FSC students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must report all extracurricular activities (even those not being completed for academic credit) to the Director of Career Development.

Click Here to Report

Questions? Contact the Director of Career Development, lalbaum@flsouthern.edu.