Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Create Your Own Nonprofit Internship
It may not be a particularly comfortable experience, but you should seriously consider getting a list of popular nonprofit organizations in your area and just giving them a call to offer your services as an unpaid intern. Even if these organizations might not have a position listed online, it doesn't mean they don't have use for some free labor. The truth of the matter is that nonprofits (especially up-and-coming ones) are always in need of help. This help may not always be glamorous, but it often will lead you to a nonprofit job if you do a good job and make a great impressio on your co-workers. Even if you call up and find out the organization doesn't need any help, make it a point to give them your name and contact information, as you never know when the next opportunity will arise. And I know I mention this a lot, but taking initiative is one of the most impressive things you can do.