Internship and volunteer Opportunities

In light of the recent and widening COVID-19 outbreak, understand that companies are still working through this pandemic. While some internship opportunities will be available, many will be remotely. Be sure that you conduct your research and contact companies that you are interested in for further information.

Search for available internships on Chegg and read about internships on Experience

Below are additional internship opportunities and resources sorted by major interests.

Agriculture

AgCareers.com is available to offer support. To assist employers and the job seeker community, a compiled list of resources regarding COVID-19 and the agriculture industry is available. You will also find employment resources to help navigate through these difficult times. 

Environmental 

Environmental Career Opportunities and information in renewable energy, green jobs, advocacy, environmental law, education, and engineering are available from this site. 

PRECS, Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students.

This is a 10-wk NSF-funded research experience for undergraduates. PRECS is specifically designed for community college students. The program involves a boot camp at Parkland College, a community college in Champaign, IL, to prepare students for the following research immersion experience at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Application materials and more information can be found at http://precs.igb.illinois.edu/ .

PRECS is now accepting applications for Summer 2021 (the deadline is March 1, 2021). Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Ask us at: PRECS@igb.illinois.edu

Outdoor Enthusiasts

Cool Works provides opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in exciting natural locations - ski areas, national parks, ranches, farms, and resorts. Keep in mind opportunities may be limited. 

Financial 

JP Morgan has internship opportunities available. Some applications are open and available.  

Northwestern Mutual has local internships available. Contact information is below.

Melissa Mutters, Recruiter and Human Resource Coordinator

P: 309.454.1600 Ext. 27

Check out a Day In The Life – Full-time Representative - YouTube!

Engineering 

Visit College Central Network for local engineering opportunities. 


Media

Mediabistro is the largest job board for media professionals. 


Parkland College Applied Media Promotions (AMP) is a student-staffed strategic communications firm operated by the Fine and Applied Arts Department at Parkland College. AMP provides 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. Visit their webpage for more information.

Science

Below are a number of programs dedicated to students interested in pursuing careers in STEM.

Additional 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 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.

Idealist.org includes information on full-time internship and volunteer positions in the non-profit sector.

GoinGlobal is available to U.S. students looking for employment experiences abroad.

Youtern is a database of internships, useful articles about networking and job search opportunities. 

USDA Internships includes opportunities at hundreds of locations across every state that include the occupational fields of:

  • Veterinary Science
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Engineering
  • Agribusiness, Contracting, Procurement, and Industry
  • General Administration and Office Support

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Visit Parkland College Service Learning Opportunities for more information.