Student Opportunities

Philoxenia Program College Student Trip to Greece (July 24 to August 2)

The General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad is accepting applications for its first Philoxenia Program Trip to Greece aimed to further enhance the bonds between twenty (20) U.S. and Canadian students of Greek descent and their country of origin. The trip will take place July 24 through August 2, 2017.

The 10-day program includes meetings in the capital Athens with Government officials focused on Greek-American relations, Greek economy and specific issues of Greek national interest. Also included are visits to major archaeological sites and museums, attendance to lectures, participation in cultural events and 2 daily excursions, one in the Peloponnese region (archaeological site of Mycenae, Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, city of Nafplion) and a cruise to Saronic Gulf islands (Hydra, Poros, Aegina).

During their stay, the students will also have the opportunity to visit the Presidential Mansion and the Hellenic Parliament.


The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent (at least one of the parents should be Greek), age 18-25 and residing permanently to either U.S.A or Canada. A basic knowledge of Greek language is required. Participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program review committee.

Cost and Accommodations

Hotel accommodation as well as other expenses such as meals, excursions, visits and cultural events will be covered by the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad. All expenses till the arrival at the Hotel and after the end of the Program are at the participants’ cost, including airline tickets.

Application Process

All applicants should fill in and submit the Application form no later than June 19, 2017 (found on Embassy of Greece in Washington D.C. website Please e-mail the completed Philoxenia Program application attached with a copy of your Passport/ID at []. Along with proof of level of proficiency of the Greek Language. The results will be announced within a week after the afore-mentioned deadline.

For more information about the Program, please call the Consulate General of Greece in Tampa (Ms. Maria Kyriakidou) at 813-865-0200.

Gators Volunteer 

Interested in giving back? Go to to find Gainesville-area volunteer opportunities. 

University Committee applications due July 3 

Applications are available for student appointments to University Committees for fall 2017.

The University of Florida encourages student involvement through participation and membership on committees that advise the administration on important issues. A list of committees can be found on the Provost’s website at

Students eligible to serve on university committees will be selected from this pool of applicants. Vacancies on committees that occur during the year will be filled from this pool of applicants.

To learn more or apply, please visit The deadline to apply is Monday, July 3, 2017.

UF Intercollegiate Athletics Committee position available 

UF students are invited to apply for membership on the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (one position available). The appointment is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The IAC is the faculty/student committee that recommends academic policies concerning athletics.

Student applicants should be enrolled on a full-time basis in a degree program, be in good academic standing and have a record of leadership and involvement in the UF community.

The applications must be returned to the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 155 Tigert Hall, by June 23, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. The selection will be recommended by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Faculty Representative to the NCAA, the U.F. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Student Body President. The final appointment decision will be made by the President of the University.

Click here to download the application now.

Jobs and Internships

Apply to be a Fall 2017 White House Intern — application due June 16

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program term runs from September 6 to December 8, 2017. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the Internship Program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. The application can be found by clicking here. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to More information, including details about placement in the White House Internship Program and frequently asked questions can be found on the White House website.

  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
  • Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.
  • Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

U.S. Department of State looking for interns

Please visit for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 30, 2017.

Visit to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2018 Student Internship Program (unpaid).