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FYCS Internship

Balance 180 Gym, a non-profit that provides fitness classes to children of all backgrounds, is looking for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences interns for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Interns will positively impact the lives of young children through adaptive sports, while also gaining experience teaching children motor skills and learning how non-profit organizations operate and affect the community.

About Balance 180: 

Our mission is to develop a new model for recreational and competitive sports within our community that serves children and young people with varying abilities and needs.

Our particular focus is on integrating athletes with physical and developmental disabilities into the world of sports and empowering all children for success in every area of life.

Our programs include recreational and adaptive gymnastics and a Special Olympics program, the Young Athletes Program.

Expectations and Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings with other interns to understand all activities of Balance180 and its overall organization
  • Work together as a team to develop marketing strategies and efforts to raise awareness of about Balance180 activities
  • Participate and lead classes to work on movements for children with and without disabilities
  • Develop lesson plans and use creativity to adapt the activities to children with disabilities


  • To learn the administrative structure of non-profit organizations
  • To get involved in developing effective fundraising strategies
  • To develop lesson plans focused on motion and movement that help with motor coordination and the development of social skills
  • To learn to develop effective outreach efforts to increase awareness in the community
  • To develop effective communication strategies with team members, parents, and children enrolled in the program
  • To lead classes and learn educative strategies to manage children in a class group setting
  • To learn to adapt sports and movement activities to meet the needs of children with varying disabilities


The internship will be exciting and rewarding, and you will be a crucial component of the organization at a time of expansion. You will also be in contact with well-connected individuals at the University of Florida and in the industry, so professionalism is important.

  • Interns must be enrolled in or have completed FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on Community.
  • Completion of FYC 3201 Foundations of Youth Development and FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions are recommended, but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including ability in Word and Excel.
  • Knowledgeable in non-profit organizations. Experience working with a nonprofit is a plus.
  • Interested in youth athletics or nonprofit sector.


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