Looking for an Internship?

Many people know that Idealist is a great place to find jobs in the nonprofit sector. Did you know we also have internships? If you’re a student or looking to make a career change, internships can be a great way to get your foot in the door. Here are a few internship openings currently open on the site.

New York

• The Urban Green Council is looking for Research Interns to join them for a Winter Internship.

• If you’re looking for a Spring Internship, the Urban Justice Center’s Domestic Violence Project is looking for a Legal Intern to join them this Spring.

New England

• In Newton, MA, the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation is looking for a Development Intern.

• The Boston Harbor Association has a number of openings for Social Media/Organizing Internships.

The Southeast

• The Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta, GA is looking for Summer Leadership Fellows. The program runs from May-July 2016.

• In Miami, FL, the National LGBTQ Task Force is looking for Marketing & Special Events Interns.


• In Dallas, the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has openings for Summer 2016 Legal Interns.

• Austin-based A Glimmer of Hope does work to lift women and children out of poverty and are looking for a Communication Intern to join them this Spring.


• American Friends Service Committee is looking for a Social Media/Art and Activism Intern to work with high school students.

• If literacy and marketing are your interests, Open Books is looking for a Spring Marketing Intern. Act fast for this one- deadline date is Dec 31, 2015.


• The City of Santa Barbara Environmental Services is looking for an Outreach Intern who is fluent in Spanish.

• San Francisco-based Futures Without Violence is looking for Public Education Interns.

The Pacific Northwest

• If you’re interested in helping work with victims of domestic violence, New Beginnings: Ending Domestic Violence is looking for Crisis Response Help Line Advocates.

• The Design Museum Foundation in Portland, OR is looking for an Events and Creative Marketing Intern.


• CatalyticAction is a nonprofit design studio based in the UK, and they are looking for a Social Media Coordinator intern.

• St Andrew’s Refugee Services has a number of open internships, including this Summer Volunteer Legal Advisor internship in Cairo, Egypt.


There are many other internship opportunities listed on Idealist, and you can start your search by clicking here. Good luck, and make sure to read this piece from Idealist Careers about how to turn your internship into a job!

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When Caroline Contillo is not supporting Idealists as part of the Community Engagement team, she teaches mindfulness meditation at non-profits and community centers in NYC. Previously, she worked at Businessweek Online and The Interdependence Project, a secular Buddhist meditation center.
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