While our world has undoubtedly changed, our commitment to the community has remained the same. We are proud to continue to provide uninterrupted program offerings at our UP Center locations. Please note that face coverings are required at all times. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

Our Program

United Against Poverty (UP) is a cutting edge not-for-profit organization focusing on collaborative partnerships with other area nonprofits, social entrepreneurship and efforts to offer Orlando locals living in poverty a hand up as opposed to a hand out. In 2020 we served over 3,500 unique families through our grocery program, 1,300 through our crisis program, and lifted 54 families out of poverty through our Success Training Employment Program (STEP). Our primary campus is located right in the heart of Central Florida near downtown Orlando. View Opportunities
Summer 2018 Class

Responsibilities

  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity Programs or Volunteer 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 occur.
  •  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.**

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.
Please email your resume and cover letter to our Volunteer Coordinator, Madeline Clem, at MClem@unitedagainstpoverty.org.

Internship Opportunities

Adult Education Internship

Description:

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
Responsibilities
  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity with our STEP Facilitator, represent the organization in the community, work directly with our participants, members and clients, and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio of experience.

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Community Development Internship

Description:

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
Responsibilities
  • Student interns will work in an apprenticeship capacity with our Programs Director, represent the organization in the community, work directly with our participants, members and clients, and complete work projects furthering our mission and building their portfolio of experience.

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