Sightseeing during an NGO internship in NYC

NGO Internships in New York

Internships in NGOs in New York enable ambitious professionals to develop a strong understanding of the structure and strategy of international organizations that aim to serve a community or cause.

Home to the United Nations HQ and many nonprofit organizations, New York City is the ideal destination to participate in initiatives, both with a domestic and international focus.

Completing an internship at a nonprofit in NYC will allow you to gain experience tackling a wide range of issues such as poverty alleviation, cancer awareness, homelessness, mental health, and youth upliftment, just to name a few.

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Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:

Responsibilities at NGO internships in NYC may include:

  • Social media marketing

  • Fundraising 

  • Event planning

  • Content creation

  • Drafting written communication

  • Outreach strategizing

  • Research

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Interning at an NGO in New York

Typical roles for New York nonprofit internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our NGO interns in NYC have taken on before:

  • Fundraising

    Securing funds is an essential part of running any NGO. Interns will learn about applying for various types of governmental and private funding, drafting grant applications, and developing action plans regarding the distribution of acquired funds.

  • Social Media Management

    Social media plays an important role in spreading awareness and engaging the public. An inexpensive and effective way to reach millions of people around the world, interns will have the opportunity to create and maintain content plans, as well as propose and execute social media campaigns.

  • Event Planning

    To raise money, create awareness, and garner support for various initiatives, NGOs will host events. Interns will have the opportunity to plan and execute virtual events, source funding, invite guest speakers, and secure pledges.

  • Content Creation

    To create awareness for an initiative, NGOs must ensure that their content is engaging. Interns who are more creatively inclined will have the opportunity to craft visual and written content for print, websites, and social media platforms. 

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Watch the internship experience below from some of The Intern Group alumni to see what an NGO internship will be like for you.

Group of students on NGO internship at a nonprofit in New York

The nonprofit industry

The NGO sector is made up of many organizations operating around the globe. The largest and most prominent NGOs, such as Amnesty International, the Red Cross, and the World Wildlife Fund are multinational and have teams in almost every country in the world. NGO internships offer an opportunity to develop the skills and expertise needed to effectively contribute to solving the many societal issues we face today. It’s not only about gaining experience, but also gaining exposure and learning to take on life’s biggest challenges head-on, from a different perspective. From malnutrition to famine, drought to depression and so much more, the opportunities to learn and experience are aplenty.


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Learn more about our NGO internships in New York

Internships in NGOs in New York present a great opportunity to experience both professional and personal growth. Build your network and knowledge base from the Big Apple, through access to global companies and professionals. All of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations, which will provide you with the perfect start to your career. Learn more about our New York internship program here.


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