09 May 2009

No Internship? No Job? Create a Perfect Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Work, the alternative.
When there's no internship in sight (paid or not, credit or not), and even part-time jobs elude you, there's always volunteer work.

How can a volunteer post work for you? Look for a community service (like Parks & Recreation) where you can volunteer 10 hours a week and claim skill building in...

... helping the public utilize government-funded services,
... learning historical context for public lands,
... collaborative teamwork in the Department,
... responsibility meeting a schedule and being on-time,
and maintaining a safe and clean environment for the public.

These descriptions of skills can be adapted to other volunteer settings. You'll also think of more skills that suit your experience.

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

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