It’s looking like I’ll be leaving North Carolina in August to head to Florida. I’m hoping to be there a max of one year (Aug-Aug), and I’d like to do some sort of volunteer work. Sadly, I can’t live off volunteer pay, but I can live off of a pretty small amount, especially since it’s only for a year. My interests are strongly in the medical field, and the more exposure I can get to that the better. Sadly, I’m thinking I’m not really qualified for much. Here’s what I got:
BS in electrical engineering from Univ of Mich - cum laude
Strong background in biological sciences (probably a little more than a minor, a little less than a major)
Good lab research experience, but no wet lab experience - I’d like to get more.
Pretty decent programming skills
Anyway, the point of this is, how do I even go about trying to find an NPO or similar such group that would want to hire somebody with almost no experience in such things? I did a bit of community service in college, but nothing on the planning level. Just a low-level grunt.
What I’m looking for:
Either a paying position with a non-profit or not for profit, especially health related if I can, or
A research position in a biological sciences related lab. Unfortunately, Jacksonville doesn’t have that much in that way. There’s the Mayo clinic, and I sent my resume off to them, but no responses yet. Same goes for the University of Northern Florida.
I’m just looking for tips on how to find a job like this. Anybody got anything?