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:
  • Information Technology
  • Network Administration
  • Qualitative Research
  • Community Development
  • Social Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Adult Education
  • Lesson Plans and Teaching
  • Evaluation and Monitoring of Performance
  • Data Entry
  • Grant Writing and Management
  • Donor Stewardship and Database Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Event Planning and Execution
  • Major Gift Fundraising
  • Managing Event Processes
  • Donor Stewardship and Database Management
  • Non-profit Management
  • Funding Opportunity Research
  • Program Development
  • Public Relations


  • 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, we unfortunately no longer qualify as an internship through the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management.


  •  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 West Michigan Avenue 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 2017 Semester are due by August 20, 2017. Please email your resume to our Internship Coordinator, Jalisa Hankerson, at Jalisa@UPcenters.org.
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