ANYTOWN Internships Available to USFSP Students

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David O’Neill

The USF St. Petersburg Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership has teamed up with Community Tampa Bay for a second consecutive year to offer ANYTOWN summer internships to USFSP students. Participants can earn credit hours through the USFSP Leadership Studies program by completing the program’s training, residential service, and follow-up evaluation activities.

ANYTOWN is a five-day, four-night residential leadership and diversity education program for youths ages 14 to 18 to promote change through their schools, workplaces and broader communities. USFSP interns will serve among the volunteers who will facilitate dialogue groups, diversity and identity content workshops, and dorm and community interactions for the group of 50 to 60 youths.

“Volunteering with Community Tampa Bay at their ANYTOWN Program was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had,” said Jamee Harris, an alumna who recently graduated with a degree in Criminology. “I made some amazing friends in people I probably never would have talked to, and watching our community’s youth stand up for what is right and work toward ideas for bettering our community was inspirational and rewarding.”

Students can choose to commit to at least one of three summer sessions:

  • June 12-17
  • June 25-30
  • July 9-14

Volunteers will be required to complete two days of training prior to the week-long ANYTOWN session.

“The ANYTOWN internship immerses students in the engagement of meaningful interaction with people of all races and backgrounds,” said David O’Neill, program assistant in the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership. “As a result, they’re more prepared to lead at work and in life in a world that is growing more diverse by the day.”

Seven undergraduate students participated in the program in 2016. Graduate students may volunteer but cannot receive credit for an internship.

To apply, complete the online application. For more information, contact David O’Neill.