ABOUT NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
Interning abroad in the field of nonprofit management gives interns the opportunity for hands-on involvement in their chosen career field. Depending on the specific placement, nonprofit internships abroad may involve preparing and writing grant documents, researching issues, preparing reports, communicating with donors and supporters, or assisting with promotional work for fundraising and community outreach events. Some administrative support work may also be part of nonprofit management interns’ responsibilities.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
For those who want to work in the nonprofit sector, the most important thing to do is get first-hand experience with the way nonprofit organizations are run. An internship abroad offers this experience and, even better, gives interns the chance to learn about different ways nonprofit work is conducted in different cultures. Interns in this field also get to make a difference helping their host organization in its work.
Nonprofit work is highly variable, so interns in this field must be able to adapt to new circumstances. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important, as is the ability to work both independently and in teams. Interns are not required to have previous experience with the field their host organization works in, but a strong interest in nonprofit work will help them succeed.