At the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, we partner with a multitude of non-profit, educational, governmental, veteran and other organizations to stimulate positive impact throughout the communities we serve. We believe that inviting our community partners to join us in the educational process benefits our students, faculty and staff. 

In return, our same campus community serves the local region in areas such as business, education, hospitality, and other critical impact areas. The Sarasota-Manatee area is incredibly fortunate to have a large and vibrant non-profit community, collaborative governmental entities and an active business community.   

We appreciate our community partners and the value they bring to the communities in which we serve and our community partners commitment to the education of future professionals for the careers that benefit and support of our shared community. 

Our ability to collaboratively leverage relationships and resources significantly contributes to the public good.

If you are interested in partnering with the university, please contact Jay Riley at 941-359-4694 or


Micro-Internships help organizations get immediate support while identifying and evaluating candidates for future hiring needs. Unlike traditional internships, these paid opportunities typically range from five to 40 hours of work, can be completed year-round, and help teams scale up seamlessly -- with no unnecessary expense.

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