Stetson University

College of Arts and Sciences

Long-Distance Internships

Internships further afield away from DeLand (especially for summer work).

  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (Marathon):

This is a summer internship with some possibility for pay, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The interns work with staff in planning and implementing the Strategy for Stewardship, a comprehensive plan for coordinating economic development and the public's interest in recreation with the fragile ecology of the Keys. The plan makes use of recent innovations in environmental reform in that it stresses education and citizen involvement in enforcement and upkeep of the Keys.

  • Allegheny Heritage Development Corporation (Pennsylvania):

This summer internship is part of a community development project in southwestern Pennsylvania which matches expertise of student interns with the needs of a wide variety of organizations within the nine-county region it serves. Interns are placed in organizations throughout the region to take on projects which encourage economic revitalization, build community and agency strength in heritage tourism and seek to improve the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. All internships are full time and last 12 weeks, undergraduates receive a total stipend of $2000., and housing is located by AHDC for about $500. for the 12-week period.

  • Wildlife Center of Virginia (Virginia):

Wildlife Center offers three different types of internships experience: a) animal caretaker, whose duties include cleaning, feeding, and tending to orphaned and injured wildlife; b) environmental educator, who assists in school programs and workshops, using stories, activities, and contact with non-releasable animals; and c) communications intern, whose work is in public relations, fund raising, and marketing for the center's direct mail campaigns, publication designs, corporate and foundation sponsorships, special events and fundraisers. This is a nonpaying internship, but housing is provided, with no meals.

  • Summerbridge:

A academic enrichment program for disadvantaged middle school students; the program has 32 different locations (including Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and Hong Kong) and seeks college students to teach during the summer; subjects range from math and public speaking to cooking and creative writing. In addition to a stipend, there is housing available for the intern.

  • International American Studies Faculty (Austria):

Interns help to plan international seminars, gather bibliographical information, and assist staff in developing American Studies programs around the world.

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