Summer Internship

March 10th, 2020
Summer Internship

Summer Internship

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Development, Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Other


Nonprofit New York is committed to offering an internship program that gives emerging nonprofit leaders work experience in a nonprofit and introduces them to best practices for excellent nonprofit management. Our internship program aims to give real world work experience by involving interns projects critical to the day-to-day operations and overall vision of Nonprofit New York. Interns are an integral part of our team and are a vital part of the future of Nonprofit New York and the nonprofit community. We strive to provide a hands-on experience that gives a realistic preview of what it is like to work in the nonprofit sector. Our internship program goals include:

  • Fostering appreciation for the nonprofit community
  • Increasing knowledge of the nonprofit sector
  • Networking with nonprofit leaders
  • Offering development opportunities for both personal and professional growth

This is an unpaid internship. However, we will work with students to receive school credit upon completion. We will also provide a metrocard to support with travel to and from internship. 

Key Responsibilities May Include:


  • Assist with implementation of membership outreach and retention plan
  • Research prospective members

Learning & Resources

  • Attend workshops and Learning Lab meetings when applicable; write workshop summaries and think pieces when applicable
  • Research current issues and frequently asked questions in nonprofit management

Fundraising & Development

  • Research prospective funders, both foundations and corporations
  • Draft letters of interest to prospective funders
  • Assist with corporate sponsorship outreach for the 2020 Best Nonprofit Conference and future Nonprofit New York events

Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence

  • Understand Nonprofit New York’s guiding Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence
  • Research, write, and edit Key Areas related materials

Strategy & Learning

  • Participate in creative thinking and blue sky sessions

Internship Length

The Nonprofit New York internship program runs for 10 weeks each summer: June 15 – August 14, 2020 Mondays – Thursdays.

  • The Nonprofit New York internship program runs for 10 weeks each summer: June 15 – August 14, 2020 Mondays – Thursdays. 

Qualities, Qualifications & Requirements

  • Preferred education level: Senior undergraduate college student and higher
  • Desire to engage in ongoing learning, both personally and professionally
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven interest in nonprofits
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and as part of a team, strong time-task management skills
  • Willingness to contribute thoughts to ongoing conversations
  • Sense of humor

Work Environment

Organizationally, we have made a commitment to our personal and collective growth on issues of inclusion and racial equity. Our organizational values, which are centered on equity:

  • Building community: member-centered, sector-powered, directness, kindness
  • Learning culture: curiosity, innovation, iteration, reflection, fun, trust, openness
  • Practicing excellence: quality, accessibility, reflection, collaboration, transparency, relentlessness

To Apply

Please send the following to [email protected]. Please use the subject line: “Summer 2020 Internship”. No phone calls please.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample that answers the following questions:
    • What are your learning and professional goals?

    • If you are 100% successful in this internship, what would that look like for you and for our organization?
    • Tell us about a project you are proud of.
  •  School/credit requirements for internship completion.

Nonprofit New York

A relentless, collective force for good.

  • 320 E 43rd Street, 3rd Floor
  • New York, NY 10017
  • Phone: (212) 502-4191

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