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- by  Abby Weingarten
Looking for fresh ideas and new talent? New College of Florida’s Community-Driven Internship Program is sponsoring a select number of nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Sarasota and Manatee counties to hire interns this spring. The deadline to submit internship project proposals is September 30.

This nationally-recognized program is designed to increase student access to paid, experiential internships, and organizations and agencies that qualify will receive a Spring 2023 grant. The funds will support one New College intern from January 30 to May 12.

“Our programs focus on reducing barriers to work-integrated learning by increasing equity and access to paid internships, so that all New College students can pursue an internship experience,” said Madeline Tympanick, the associate director of employer relations and work-based learning at New College of Florida. “We do that by partnering with the community to develop and fund opportunities around the greatest areas of need. This is uniquely distinct from other internship program models.”

Funds for the spring internships will be provided by New College, primarily through an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant (but also with support from donors and local foundations). The program will meet the goals of the Mellon Foundation grant by supporting community-driven projects, and strengthening community outreach and engagement. Projects will be focused on areas such as the arts, humanities, social services, counseling, education, and museum or archival work.

Priority will be given to internships that provide career pathways, and applicants are encouraged to submit project ideas that do not focus solely on social media or marketing needs.

Apply here and learn more about the program here.