Ready to break into the nonprofit sector? Check out these entry-level jobs

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When you’re trying to get your first job in the nonprofit sector, the process can be a bit intimidating. On Idealist alone, there are over 80,000 nonprofit organizations, all focusing on something different, from working with veterans to preserving wetlands.

If you’re searching for an entry-level job but aren’t sure what type of nonprofit you’d like to work at, browsing what’s available can give you a good sense of what’s out there. Just perform a basic search for jobs in your area, then narrow down the search by selecting “Entry Level” as your professional level. Here are a few great positions to get you started.

  • AmeriCorps is a great way to start a career in the nonprofit sector, and there are plenty of positions open, including this one in Kansas.

  • In Chicago, if you have some teaching or school-based experience you may be a good candidate for this Network Associate opening posted by the Achievement Network. Farther north on Lake Michigan, check out this Enrichment Center Coordinator job in Milwaukee.

Good luck, and happy searching!

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I'm a Community Manager at Idealist, and I'm originally from Connecticut. I started working at Idealist four years ago after jumping around from NYC, Alaska, Argentina, and back to NYC. I love helping people use Idealist seeing the range of nonprofits that exist in the world! I like to travel, brew beer, cook, and play hockey. I should probably live in Portland, but for now I'm in New York.
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