Since our founding in 1986, Alachua Habitat for Humanity has built 177 homes in the Alachua County community as part of our vision of creating a world in which everyone has access to safe, decent, and affordable housing. With the help of our amazing volunteer and donor base, we hope to build even more homes in the years to come. Our internship program is intended to meaningfully contribute to this goal. We have positions in several of our departments, including Construction and Development. Our internship program is an opportunity to gain transferable and professional skills while positively impacting your community.
available internship positions:
Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Together, we can create a world in which everyone has a decent place to call home. Below are our available internship positions. Click each position to learn more and apply!
general program FAQ:
Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Interns will be expected to complete up to 10 hours per week, varying depending on the position and the projects being worked on at the time. Interns will work with their supervisor to create a schedule that works for them and establish a system for communicating when there will be absences. We do expect interns to be committed for a minimum of one college semester, however interns are welcome to return.
Q: Is the internship in-person or remote?
A: The internship positions are in-person. We expect interns to come into the office and work with their supervisor during the agreed upon times.
Q: Is this a paid internship? Or, can I earn college credit?
A: This is an unpaid internship. We intend for our interns to grow in their leadership skills, gain transferable experience, and continue to maintain a relationship with Alachua Habitat for Humanity well beyond the end of the internship.
Yes, interns can earn college credit through this internship, as long as the intern provides the appropriate paperwork from their professor or university. We are happy to cooperate with helping the intern earn credit for their work.
Q: Who are the supervisors?
A: Supervisors are current Alachua Habitat for Humanity staff in each department. Interns will work very closely with their supervisors throughout the internship program as they will assign your tasks/projects and be the point of contact for day to day in-office activities.
The Volunteer Coordinator will be the main point of contact for any general internship related questions, suggestions, and concerns.
Q: What are the qualifications to be an intern?
A: We expect our interns to be communicative, engaged, and eager to learn. Some skills will be learned on the job, however we do look for interns who are organized, attentive, and have basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite. We also request that interns have a reliable form of transportation in order to come to the office in person for their designated days.
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