The nonprofit sector is home to many of the world’s most passionate and talented professionals, and offers diverse opportunities for those looking to make a difference. NGOs internships in the USA are an excellent way to gain experience in the field and begin to make essential professional connections.
Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organisations including
Responsibilities at NGOs internships may include:
- Assisting with fundraising activities
- Managing social media platforms
- Coordinating awareness campaigns
- Drafting written content
Internships in NGOs in the USA
Here are just a few example roles our NGO interns have taken on before:
Fundraising is an essential part of how many nonprofits operate. Internships in NGOs in the USA frequently involve fundraising in some regard, whether that be organizing an online campaign or applying for grants. Interns develop a variety of key skills that can be applied across the nonprofit sector and other industries.
Social media is an excellent way to spread an organization’s message. Interns may pitch and draft posts for a variety of platforms, and assist in developing a social media strategy. Collaboration with other teams including those organizing events and fundraisers is key.
One of the most rewarding aspects of doing an internship is creating a portfolio of work samples. Interns at NGOs may gain experience writing press releases, newsletters, articles, website content, and more.
Events are an exciting area for NGO interns to learn about. From fundraising events to those held live on social media, interns will learn about the event planning process from start to finish. The skills developed in these placements can be applied to many industries and roles, including budget-writing, partnership management, and project management.
The field of marketing is constantly evolving, and almost never looks the same year to year. The top marketing professionals are ready to roll with the punches – whether that means learning to interact with users on a new social media, or helping their clients adjust to changes in search engine algorithms. Marketing strategies and best practices may look different depending on where in the world a target audience is located, which is part of what makes it such a dynamic and diverse career path.
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“Be open to everyone you meet - other interns, your coworkers - because everyone has something new to teach you and a new way of looking at things you may not have thought of before.“Christian Ridder Temple University
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“You get to network with a lot of bright minds who could be the future leaders of the world and this is an experience that you will cherish forever.“Timothy Thirukkumar Queen's University
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Learn more about our United States internship program
The United States is an exciting place to enter the world of nonprofits. Interns are provided with all of the resources they need to be successful in a major U.S. city and enhance their professional profile. Learn more about our USA internship program here.
Applying for The Intern Group will accelerate your career. Through your application we will learn about you and your career goals to determine if you are a good candidate for our internship program. If accepted into our program we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field.