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Intern Picks: Internships with Nonprofit Organizations

October 23, 2013

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

By Ashley Calderon

A nonprofit organization continuously works on improving its services and doesn’t focus solely on profit-making goals. These organizations fall into a number of industries including healthcare, research, education, arts, and more. Interning with a nonprofit organization allows you to truly gain hands on experience, develop new skills, but most importantly it allows you to to make a difference in many lives. Read 5 Reasons to Intern with a Nonprofit Organization if you’re still not convinced and check out new opportunities below.

Marketing Intern
The Music for Dreams Foundation Inc. in Jacksonville, FL (virtual)
The Music for Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization concentrated on donating instruments to low income schools and families across the US. Interns will have the opportunity to develop marketing strategies and reach out to advertising networks. Apply Now!

Administrative Intern
Beauty Bus Foundation in Santa Monica, CA
This organization provides beauty and grooming services and pampering products to chronically or terminally ill men, women, and children. Their services are provided in-home and at pop-up salon locations. Being apart of this great organization will give you the opportunity to interact with patients and observe obstacles they face on a daily basis. Apply Now!

Fundraising and Development Intern
Oxford Community Center in Oxford, MD
This non-profit organization provides an assortment of social, cultural, and educational programs and services to youths and adults.This internships covers different aspects of non-profit development, such as fundraising, special events, research, database management, and more. Interns will work in a team-oriented environment and will gain experience in fundraising and development for non-profits.  Apply Now!

Special Events/ Fundraising Internship
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in Manhattan, NY
JDRF’s Mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The company was founded in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Since then the organization has become the leader for diabetes research worldwide! Interns will work closely with the Walk/Special Events Department to prepare upcoming events and will get the opportunity to learn about maintaining a work knowledge of this amazing organization and it’s mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. Apply Now!

Development/Communications Intern
Pulmonary Hypertension Association in Silver Spring, MD
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) focuses on patients, family members, and medical professionals dedicated to building opportunities for involvement and education of this life-threatening illness. The development intern will be responsible for assisting the supportive and cordial team on fundraising programs. Interns will obtain skills in writing articles, creating flyers, and promotional activities. Apply Now!

Search through more nonprofit 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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