Our Program

United Against Poverty (UAP) is a cutting edge not-for-profit organization focusing on collaborative partnerships with other area non profits, social entrepreneurship and efforts to offer Orlandoans living in poverty a hand up as opposed to a hand out. Just last year we served over 23,000 unique families through our grocery program, 5,000 through our crisis program, and lifted 110 families out of poverty through our STEP program. Our primary campus is located right in the heart of Central Florida in downtown Orlando. View Opportunities
Summer 2018 Class

Responsibilities

  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity in our either our Development, Volunteer or Executive departments, represent the organization in the community, work directly with our customers and clients and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio of experience.
  • Students are to be working on three projects concurrently, and are expected to complete a minimum of seven a semester. Students are able to choose the projects they find most interesting to work on.
  • This is a professional internship with a business casual dress code.
  • Student’s primary work will be in a regular office environment, but travel to local offsite events may be common.
  •  Students will complete an orientation in the first week of their semester and serve in multiple volunteer roles on campus during the semester.
  • While this is primarily a volunteer internship, we do offer a stipend of $300 at the end of the semester for any students who have completed their hours. This is largely a thank you gesture for our students, but it also meets the requirements of most programs that require paid internships. However, including the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Requirements

  •  Interns must be currently enrolled students in either an undergraduate or graduate field of study, and must be done for credit.
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the UP campus.
  • Interns are asked to work a full 15 week semester at a minimum of 20 hours weekly at our 150 W. Michigan Street facility just south of downtown Orlando.
  • Interns must have a love for people and a passion for helping those who need it.
Applications for the Fall 2018 Semester are due by August 20, 2018. Please email your resume to our Internship Coordinator, Monique Stewart, at Monique@upcenters.org.

Internship Opportunities

Executive NonProfit Internship

Description:

United Against Poverty (UAP) is a cutting edge not-for-profit organization focusing on collaborative partnerships with other area non profits, social entrepreneurship and efforts to offer Orlandoans living in poverty a hand up as opposed to a hand out. Just last year we served over 23,000 unique families through our grocery program, 5,000 through our crisis program, and lifted 110 families out of poverty through our STEP program. Our primary campus is located right in the heart of Central Florida in downtown Orlando. We are looking for students interested in one or more of the following areas:

  • Non-profit Management
  • Funding Opportunity Research
  • Program Development
  • Public Relations
**While this is primarily a volunteer internship, we do offer a stipend of $300 at the end of the semester for any students who have completed their hours. This is largely a thank you gesture for our students, but it also meets the requirements of most programs that require paid internships. Responsibilities
  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity with our Executive Director, represent the organization, work directly with our customers and clients, and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio experience.
  • Students are to be working closely with the Executive Director on his day to day duties while concurrently working on a project from a separate program. Students are expected to complete a new project every two weeks; and are able to choose the projects they find most interesting to work on.
  • This is a professional internship with a business casual dress code.
  • Student’s primary work will be in a regular office environment, but travel to local offsite events may be common.
  • Students will complete an orientation in the first week of their semester and will also serve in multiple volunteer roles on campus during the semester.

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Adult Education Internship

Description:

United Against Poverty (UAP) is a cutting edge not-for-profit organization focusing on collaborative partnerships with other area non profits, social entrepreneurship and efforts to offer Orlandoans living in poverty a hand up as opposed to a hand out. Just last year we served over 23,000 unique families through our grocery program, 5,000 through our crisis program, and lifted 110 families out of poverty through our STEP program. Our primary campus is located right in the heart of Central Florida in downtown Orlando.  We are looking for students interested in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Adult Education 
  • Lesson Plans and Teaching 
  • Evaluation and Monitoring of Performance 
  • Data Entry
**While this is primarily a volunteer internship, we do offer a stipend of $300 at the end of the semester for any students who have completed their hours. This is largely a thank you gesture for our students, but it also meets the requirements of most programs that require paid internships. Responsibilities
  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity with our Education Coordinator, represent the organization in the community, work directly with our customers and clients and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio of experience. 
  • Students are to be working with the Education Coordinator, Job Coach and Success Coach while concurrently working on a project from a separate program. Students are expected to complete a new project every two weeks; and are able to choose the projects they find most interesting to work on. 
  • This is a professional internship with a business casual dress code. 
  • Student’s primary work will be in a regular office environment, but travel to local offsite events may be common. 
  • Students will complete an orientation in the first week of their semester and serve in multiple volunteer roles on campus during the semester.

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Community Development Internship

Description:

United Against Poverty (UAP) is a cutting edge not-for-profit organization focusing on collaborative partnerships with other area non profits, social entrepreneurship and efforts to offer Orlandoans living in poverty a hand up as opposed to a hand out. Just last year we served over 23,000 unique families through our grocery program, 5,000 through our crisis program, and lifted 110 families out of poverty through our STEP program. Our primary campus is located right in the heart of Central Florida in downtown Orlando.  We are looking for students interested in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Grant Writing and Management 
  • Qualitative Research 
  • Community Development 
  • Social Policy 
  • Public Administration
**While this is primarily a volunteer internship, we do offer a stipend of $300 at the end of the semester for any students who have completed their hours. This is largely a thank you gesture for our students, but it also meets the requirements of most programs that require paid internships. Responsibilities
  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity with our Programs Director, represent the organization in the community, work directly with our customers and clients and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio of experience.
  • Students are to be working closely with the Development Director on their daily duties while concurrently working on a project from a separate program.Students are expected to complete a new project every two weeks; and are able to choose the projects they find most interesting to work on. 
  • This is a professional internship with a business casual dress code. 
  • Student’s primary work will be in a regular office environment, but travel to local offsite events may be common. 
  • Students will complete an orientation in the first week of their semester and serve in multiple volunteer roles on campus during the semester.

Apply Now

Philanthropy Internship

Description:

United Against Poverty (UAP) is a cutting edge not-for-profit organization focusing on collaborative partnerships with other area non profits, social entrepreneurship and efforts to offer Orlandoans living in poverty a hand up as opposed to a hand out. Just last year we served over 23,000 unique families through our grocery program, 5,000 through our crisis program, and lifted 110 families out of poverty through our STEP program. Our primary campus is located right in the heart of Central Florida in downtown Orlando.  We are looking for students interested in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Major Gift Fundraising 
  • Grant Writing and Management 
  • Donor Stewardship and Database Management 
  • Campaign Management 
**While this is primarily a volunteer internship, we do offer a stipend of $300 at the end of the semester for any students who have completed their hours. This is largely a thank you gesture for our students, but it also meets the requirements of most programs that require paid internships. Responsibilities
  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity with our Development Director, represent the organization in the community, work directly with our customers and clients and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio of experience.
  • Students are to be working with the Development Director while concurrently working on a project from a separate program. Students are expected to complete a new project every two weeks; and are able to choose the projects they find most interesting to work on. 
  • This is a professional internship with a business casual dress code. 
  • Student’s primary work will be in a regular office environment, but travel to local offsite events may be common. 
  • Students will complete an orientation in the first week of their semester and serve in multiple volunteer roles on campus during the semester.

Apply Now

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