The Florida Community Innovation Foundation (FCI) conducts groundbreaking work connecting Florida’s citizens with trusted information and resources to navigate challenging times. We do this by building innovative, human-centered technology, and conducting persuasive public education campaigns that move the needle on access to services and compliance with public health guidance.
FCI was founded and is currently run by a volunteer team of young professionals (the majority of which are UF and Bob Graham Center alums), and the team is excited to continue to partner with the Bob Graham Center to offer course credit (0-3 credits) for a Spring 2023 internship program.
FCI exists to empower young innovators to build scalable social services technology for their communities. We are a network of young professional volunteers and envision a Florida where everyone has equal access to trusted information, critical services, and rewarding careers. FCI works on projects that have a media component (e.g. public health behavioral nudge campaigns), a data science component (e.g. data stories about nonprofit services in Florida), and public service digital product components (e.g. the Florida Community Resource Map, an interactive, public-facing portal through which Floridians can quickly and conveniently locate key resources available to them, including but not limited to: healthcare, food and nutrition).
Interns interested in data science, design, user experience (UX), media, public service, civic engagement, outreach, engineering and/or product development would enjoy an internship at FCI. All majors and backgrounds welcome, especially students from traditionally underserved backgrounds and/or without a prior background in tech. This is a friendly environment to learn in while making a difference for Floridians.
Interns will be expected to attend a weekly in-person meeting in Marston Science Library (Wednesdays at 6 PM ET) and work asynchronously on other projects throughout the week. At the start of the internship, the intern will set learning goals, and then work on projects that address those learning goals while also furthering the mission of FCI.
Students interested in interning for approximately 5-10 hours a week (anticipate the workload of a traditional 3-credit class) should apply via this form by December 8 at 11:59 PM ET. The intern will receive notice about whether they will be interviewed for the role by December 9; interviews will also be given on a rolling basis, so applying early is encouraged! Interns will be asked to engage in a group interview and if they make it to the second round, a one-on-one interview.
Based on the skills/interests indicated in the application, applicants may be asked to engage in an interactive interview task. In addition to receiving 0-3 credits pass/fail through the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the interns will receive a $500 semester stipend from FCI.
Learn more about FCI at http://floridainnovation.org
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