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Wednesday Update – April 4, 2018

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Employment & Internship Opportunities

UF America Reads – application deadline April 18
UF’s America Reads program is currently hiring tutors for the Summer and Fall 2018 semester. America Reads is a Federal Work Study program that provides literacy tutoring to at-risk students in elementary schools and community centers in the local Gainesville community. Paid positions starting at $10/hour are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Tutors must be available at least 3 days per week for a combined minimum of 8 hours per week. Applications can be found on the America Reads website at and should be submitted via email at Any further questions should be directed to the America Reads staff via email at​

KenMont and KenWood Camps Staff
Currently recruiting staff members for this summer at KenMont and KenWood Camps to work alongside 200 other college students. Some details about KenMont and KenWood Camps: We are a premier summer camp located in Kent, CT about 2 hours from New York City. We have a 200 acre facility which includes team sports, individual sports, waterfront activities, arts programs, and outdoor adventure activities! 

Our campers are from ages 8 to 15 and come from NY, NJ, CT, FL, MD, CA and various other places. Our staff is from all over the world- all across the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

If you are interested in working at a summer camp, please contact Liza Fishman at

UF’s Precollegiate Education and Training Summer Staff Team preferred application deadline is Friday, April 6
We are looking for qualified applicants with at least two years (post-high school) college experience, recent graduates, and graduate students for the positions located on the attachment. Preferred application deadline is Friday, April 6th. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Rotary Youth Camp of North Florida
Seeking to hire for the following summer camp positions: Camp Counselors, Activity Leaders (Archery, Drama, Recreation, Crafts, Music, etc.) Lifeguards, Nurses, and Cooks (must be able to do Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy, and Casein Free).Staff have 7 days of required training and 2 camp sessions. Session I: K-6 grade, Session II: 7grade and Up (including adults). Contact information and other details located on the attachment.

UAA Assistant Learning Specialist Position
The University Athletics Association, Inc. (UAA) at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants to fill the position of Assistant Learning Specialist in the Otis Hawkins Center for Academic and Personal Excellence.

The Assistant Learning Specialist position is a two-year full-time (approximately 40 hours/week) paid internship intended to provide a practical, hands-on experience in the area of Learning Services Support for student-athletes while pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Florida.  Interested applicants can receive additional information and apply here.

Questions about the position and/or posting can be directed to 

University Press of Florida – Internship, Summer/Fall 2018 – deadline to apply Friday, April 13

University Press of Florida at UF is seeking interns for the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters in the following areas:
* Acquisitions
* Editorial, Design, and Production
* Marketing
* Advertising and Design
* Journals

Our internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing. To apply, visit and complete the application form. The application deadline is Friday, April 13.

Volunteer & Service Opportunities

English Opens Doors Program: Final chance to apply for a 2018 volunteer service! Deadline Sunday, April 8  
The English Opens Doors Program’s Volunteer Initiative, is a fee-free opportunity from the Chilean Ministry of Education, supported by the United Nations Development Programme-Chile.

We are seeking native and near-native English speaking volunteers (above the age of 21) to teach English in coordination with Chilean teachers of English in public schools throughout Chile. Volunteers spend approximately 35 hours per week focusing on developing students’ communicative abilities in English using a dynamic teaching style, facilitating intercultural exchange, and generally making English fun to learn! Volunteers will gain real teaching experience in a Latin American country through a United Nations sponsored program, while simultaneously learning (or improving their) Spanish-language abilities and getting to know an incredible country while staying with a local, Chilean host family! Please check out our website for more information. Please direct questions to Stephanie Hairgrove at

Spring Carnival at Alachua Elementary School — Volunteers Needed
Alachua Elementary is hosting a Spring Carnival on April 5th from 5:00-7:00pm. We’re looking for volunteers to help organize, set up, and lead games/activities for the event.  If interested, please email Chloe Campbell at

Childcare & Tutoring

Part time nanny needed
Monday to Friday 4.5 hours a day, for a happy 2.5 year old girl in our home. We live near the Millhopper library. Looking for someone to begin in March until at least August. The ideal candidate would be great with kids and dogs, reliable, trustworthy, creative and punctual. Please email me at Thank you! 

NANNY FOR HOMESCHOOL BOYS: Hi! We are searching for an experienced and unflappable nanny for our two homeschooled boys, ages 9 and 7. If you love kids, are silly and fun, patient and kind, and can problem solve on your feet, then this is the job for you! We live in High Springs, a 20 minute drive north of Oaks Mall, 5 miles west of I-75.

The outcome for this position is to relieve some of the homeschool and household duties in care of our two boys so mom & dad can work. Hours required are two, four-hour shifts per week. Preferably M-W afternoons, however we can be flexible.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Creating a stimulating and creative environment. This is not a babysitting job. It requires your leadership in planning for activities, games, and projects that will be interactive and immersive for the boys.
  • Keep both boys engaged in either creative play or their homeschooling
  • Proactively caring for boys laundry (one load for each) and enlisting boys to help you with sorting & folding
  • Ensuring the boys put away their various projects and toys in the correct spot (!!) at the end of the day
  • Building a relationship of trust and expectation that you are their advocate and unconditional loving caretaker

We have a fantastic wooded backyard, cupboards overflowing with project materials, and a huge park and awesome library nearby.

The boys are sweet-natured and super-creative and will love your attention. Outdoor play is encouraged as well as imaginative play or project-based learning (no electronics!). They also love to read and narrate stories while you type them on their computer.

We are a laid-back family used to having nannies, so please feel free to speak up and ask any question! Note, one or both parents will be home during the day, however we are well-versed in staying out of your way. The kids will be 100% yours unless you ask us to step in to help. Please be comfortable with pets and have experience as a nanny as well as experience providing transportation for children.

Pay is $15/hour. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to meet you! Contact Kate @

Grad Student to start in August
I am looking for a grad student to help my 2 older kids….Noah going into 8th grade at Ft. Clarke and Mary going in 6th at Lincoln.
Starting Aug. Pref twice a week for both. preferable separate individuals. Female for my daughter and male for my son.


Hours for Noah: It would have to be sometime between 4-6:00 during the week and then once during the weekend (pref Sunday)
Hours for Mary: Between 4-6:00 during the week and then once on the weekend (pref Sunday)
Please contact Michelle Massias at 352-317-5726 or email

Study Abroad

Summer A 2018 Study Abroad Programs –Australia, New Zealand, and/or Fiji– Sustaining Humans and their Environments
Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management is offering three interdisciplinary study abroad programs with a focus on sustainability open to all majors: 
North Queensland, Australia – LEI 4955/LEI 6931 (6 credits) May 14th-June 10th, 2018. Field-based course including two research days on the Great Barrier Reef, live with an Australian farm family and study rural life, spend two nights in the Outback experiencing “life off the grid”, take part in a service learning project on an Aboriginal owned ranch, and finish the program exploring Sydney. 
New Zealand – LEI 4955/6931 (6 credits) May 15th -June 8th, 2018.  Field-based course with a focus on sustainability and natural resource management across the South and the North islands of New Zealand.  Learn about eco-tourism in Kaikoura and swim with dolphins, experience adventure tourism in Queenstown, learn about Maori culture, and visit Hobbiton and learn about movie related tourism  
Fiji – LEI 4955/6931 – (3 credits) June 10th-19th 2018.  Field-based course with three days working on an ecotourism project on Barefoot Island in the Yasawas, experience life in a traditional Fijian village, and visits to the Nadi craft markets. This program can be taken by itself for 3 credits or may be added to the North Queensland or New Zealand program for a total of 9 credits.
Find out more at our information session:  Wednesday February 28th Florida Gym 320 at 5pm.  
Contact Dr. Heather Gibson, for more information. Instagram @FloridaDownUnder; Twitter @FLDownUnder

UF in Ireland: Language and Education. This unique and informative 3 credit study abroad will take place from 27 April to 10 May this year. The study abroad is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Please email Maria Coady for more details.

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