Volunteering is typically described as an unpaid activity where someone gives their time to help an organization or an individual. While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to give back to your community, connect with your community, gain hands-on experience, and make your community a better place.
There are numerous volunteer opportunities available out there. The key is to find a volunteer position that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. The best way to volunteer is to match your personality and interests. It’s also important to make sure that your commitment matches the organization’s needs.
An internship is a short-term work experience offered by companies and other organizations for people (usually students, but not always) to get some entry-level exposure to a particular industry or field. It is as much of a learning experience as it is work.
Ideally, interns spend their time working on relevant projects, learning about the field, making industry connections, and developing both hard and soft skills. Internships sometimes even lead to full-time job offers.
As an intern, you get a chance to work side by side with professionals in the field and get a pretty good idea of what an entry-level role might entail. You’ll not only gain real work experience, but also meet and learn from the pros. It is also a great opportunity for you to start building your own network, from your fellow interns to your mentor and/or leader.
A job, employment, work or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment. Many people have multiple jobs. A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, etc.
Our "Volunteer, Internship, & Job Opportunities" document will be updated regularly. Information is also shared with students via email. *It is important that students check their etusd emails regularly and read emails completely.