Internship and volunteer Opportunities

Tips and Resources:

Review the basics of what an internship consists of, how to search, what to be cautious of.


AGRICULTURE:  Search local,national,and global opportunities

Bayer (Farmer City, IL) Crop Science Summer 2019

Grisby Grain Partnership  Summer 2019

Gain Research Experience in Ag through UIUC summer job

Syngenta Summer Intern Summer 2019


Environmental Career Opportunities

Opportunities in renewable energy, green jobs, advocacy, environmental law, education, engineering

Cool Works

Find opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in exciting natural locations - ski areas, national parks, ranches, farms, and resorts


Northwestern Mutual

Local positions available - to inquire contact:

Lauren Patterson, Director of Campus Recruitment

217-351-9000 or 217-363-2905

Champaign, IL office 

JP Morgan

INformation technology:

NSCA Internship for Cyberinfrastructure Professionals


Parkland College Applied Media Promotions(AMP)  

A student-staffed strategic communications firm operated by the Fine and Applied Arts Department at Parkland College. We provide students with the opportunity to enhance their writing, critical thinking, creative, and technical skills by producing promotional materials for nonprofit organizations in the Champaign-Urbana community.

mediabistro - the largest job board for media professionals


Pathways to Science:  Education and career opportunities in science, technology, and mathematics

National Science Foundation: Search opportunities by research area

National Institute of Health: Training programs in biomedical sciences

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Short term internships for students

United States Department of Agriculture: Paid work experiences for students who are in high school or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an accredited college or university

Department of Energy: The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions

Department of Energy Community College Internship Program

Department of Defense: DoD STEM internships allow high school and college students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research, solving real-world problems at DoD laboratories and facilities.

American Chemical Society: For undergraduate chemistry students

Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience (PRECS):Research Experience for Community College Students

Parkland College Natural Sciences Clubs, Organizations, and Events


Bodine Electric - Decatur, IL

UA Local 149 Plumbers and Pipefitters  - accepting applications

OTHER Opportunities:

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three
primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives
and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address
critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring
youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for
disasters, and more.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Information on full-time internship and volunteer positions in the non-profit sector

USDA Internships

Opportunities at hundreds of locations across every state that include the occupational fields of:

  • Veterinary Science
  • Biological Sciences (natural resource management and forestry, wildlife biology, field biology, botany, recreation)
  • Engineering
  • Agribusiness, Contracting, Procurement, and Industry
  • General Administration and Office Support


U.S. Students looking for employment experiences abroad


Database of internships, useful articles about networking and job search


Parkland College is committed to volunteerism and community involvement.
Students and employees take part in a variety of campus organizations,
service-learning opportunities and volunteer events that foster and
strengthen the bond between campus and community.

Parkland College Service Learning Opportunities