Volunteer & Intern Opportunities
Internship Program Summary
Internships may be geared toward specific interests or class credit requirements. Interns will have contact with members of the Ocala/Marion County business community as well as the general public. Interns will also assist the organization with day-to-day duties, such as answering phones and helping with tourism inquiries. Interns will have access to a workstation which includes computer, intern email address and phone. Internship opportunities at the CEP are unpaid. CEP office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some events and programs are held outside of normal business hours.
Special Events & Development: Depending on the time of year, projects could include special events such as Business After Hours, Annual Luncheon, Operation Thank You, or the Home Garden & Lifestyle Expo.
Leadership Programs: The CEP’s Leadership Programs include Young Professionals Ocala (YPO) and two Leadership Ocala/Marion programs (adult and youth). Interns will have an opportunity to support program sessions and special events.
Communications/Marketing: The CEP’s communications include website, electronic weekly email, electronic newsletter and printed business directory. Interns may have an opportunity to participate in branding/marketing planning and implementation projects and media relations.
Government/Community: The CEP works with state and local officials as well as community organizations to promote business interests and improve quality of life. Interns have the opportunity to participate in environmental issues, government issues and various legislative event planning/implementation.
Administrative/General Office: Assist staff with office/clerical duties including answering phones, making copies, preparing mailings, organization of files or supplies and other related projects. Very flexible hours and shifts. Basic computer skills needed, willing to train motivated individuals.
Intern candidates should have strong oral and written communications skills. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite—Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Experience with Publisher (desktop publishing/graphic design) and PowerPoint a plus. Excellent customer service skills, superior time management skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
If you are interested in an intership with the CEP, please call our office at 352.629.8051.
The Chamber & Economic Partnership welcomes community volunteers to assist with a variety of projects around the CEP office.
Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.