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Intern Picks: Non-profit Internships

June 18, 2014

Every day, our intern Chasen gets a sneak peek at all of the new internships being posted daily on Each week he’ll choose a theme and highlight a few of the new internships he thinks are cool/useful/interesting.

By Chasen Washington

I’d highly recommend an internship at a non-profit for anyone who wants to earn substantial leadership experience, explore a range of career interests, or utilize specialized skills for a visible change. Without a strict hierarchy, interns at non-profits often have more freedom to take initiative in leadership positions than those at large, for-profit businesses, allowing them to dabble in areas other than their specialties, build a multifaceted skillset, and explore other potential careers. Good non-profit internships make sure employees at every level are aware of the benefit their efforts bring to the cause, ensuring that even the interns know their work is vital to the success of the organization and making a change. If a non-profit internship interests you, check out 5 reasons to intern with a non-profit organization and the listings below.

Social Work or Sociology Interns
For Kids, Inc. in Norfolk, VA
ForKids, Inc. is a dynamic, award-winning agency based in Norfolk, Virginia that has led the fight to end childhood homelessness for 25 years. Their comprehensive housing programs include emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing for families with disabilities, and aftercare for families who exit their residential programs. Apply Now!

Event Organization Intern
Help for the Homeless in Shreveport, LA
Hope Connections is a coalition of agencies that provide resources, services and treatments needed to meet the needs of their clients in an effort to end homelessness in our area. Apply Now!

Development and Fundraising Intern
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. in Washington DC
Work closely with the National Walk Managers to provide support in order to ensure smoothly functioning and successful Walk to End Lupus Now events. Apply Now!

Film or Content Management Interns
World Be Free Campaign in Los Angeles, CA
The World Be Free Campaign is a non-profit organization that uses the power of music to raise funds, mobilize volunteers and contribute to the effort to end global poverty. They need interns to support our inaugural “Flash Mob For Freedom Benefit Concert.” Apply Now!

Community Direction Interns
The Drowning Prevention Foundation in San Pablo, CA
The Drowning Prevention Foundation, a Bay Area nonprofit agency that works to create awareness and advocate for policy change to prevent childhood drowning, is currently looking for Community Directors to help deliver our programs in their neighborhood and the surrounding area. Apply Now!

Search through more non-profit internships here. Which types of internships do you want us to highlight next week? Let us know in the comments below.

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