Interning for a Better Tomorrow

Last week, a large group of eager college students spent their day working toward the betterment of our communiy by volunteering at Farm Share. They did so as part of their college internships wih Florida Power and Light (FPL).

Farm Share of Homestead is a large-scale food bank and charitable packinghouse working to end hunger in South Dade, and throughout the state. Farm Share receives donated fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers, as well as excess goods from area business, and food from the federal government, and then puts all of it into the hands of of needy, South Dade families in need of nutritious meals.

FPL offera a range of internship opportunities with the goal of developing new talent and evaluating candidates for future full-time employment. This is done by offering relevant work experience on challenging projects and assignments.

As an intern, students have the chance to gain exposure to a corporate environment, prepare for a full-time career and confirm or modify their career aspirations.

This summer FPL has interns from nearly 50 majors and more than 60 universities. At Farm Share we spoke with interns from Florida including UF, UM, FAU, and FIU, and from out of state including the Univ. of Missouri and the Univ. of Alabama.

Interns are responsible for a broad range of duties while working including but not limited to attending scheduled company training(s), actively participating in department meetings, developing and delivering a presentation to company leaders. In addition to career-related activities relevant to the student's area of study or specialization, interns are provided mentoring, training, practical hands-on experience, plant/site tours, community outreach activities such as Farm Share and many networking opportunities.

FPL internship opportunities are posted online at www.nexteraenergy.com/

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