Internship Pensacola

Get Involved with Internship Pensacola!

Employers – if you are interested in submitting a position to IP, click here.

Students – if you are interested in submitting an application to IP, click here.

For our 2014 IP calendar and a list of important dates, click here.

The Internship Pensacola program is a joint effort by the Pensacola Young Professionals and the University of West Florida. The primary objective of this program is to attract and retain young talent within our community. Doing so allows our community’s businesses to hire great local talent while also helping our young people find a viable career in this area.  These achievements, in turn, allow Pensacola’s economic, social, and cultural environments to grow and thrive.

Internship Pensacola is designed to provide regional college students with valuable internship opportunities during their summer semester. Throughout the 13-week program, our IP’s students will work at a local business, thereby gaining greater knowledge and experience within their field of study.  Typically, they will also earn college credit hours and a modest salary. In addition, students will engage in several PYP-led social/networking events designed to show them that Pensacola is an excellent place to live, work, and play after college graduation.

Testimonial from Danette K., an IP employer:
I have partnered with Internship Pensacola for the last 4 years.  The experience has been terrific!  The interns bring a fresh new approach to my business while we in turn give them hands-on experience.  I feel like it is an investment in the future of Pensacola.  It is a win-win for everyone…myself as a business owner, the intern, and the community!”

Testimonial from Hannah W., a 2013 IP intern:
“I joined Internship Pensacola because I wanted entry-level job experience and (like any college student) money. IP provided me with the perfect paid internship. I enjoyed taking the Professional Development Seminar because the small class environment allowed me to ask my professor work-related, situational questions about things I was unfamiliar with handling at the time. It also provided me with many tips on networking and leadership. I had a great time making friends and joining PYP; however, the best part of my IP experience was being offered the job at the end of the internship!”

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The IP program is also seeking PYP members who can help with the following challenges:

*Creating awareness of the program through on-campus events, releasing information to the media, and attending community or Chamber events in order to help promote IP.

*Working closely with employers to create and post available internship positions, and then helping students facilitate their application process and accept offered positions.

*Organizing program events such as the Opening Banquet, and coordinating social/networking opportunities that the intern class can attend as a group.

If you would like to help, or if your business is interested in partnering with IP, please contact Jonathan Thompson at 850.723.3284 or