Completing an NGO internship in the USA

NGO Internships in the USA

NGO internships in the USA are an excellent way to gain experience in the nonprofit field and begin to make essential professional connections.

The nonprofit sector in the USA is home to many of the world’s most passionate and talented professionals, and offers diverse opportunities for those looking to make a difference.

Apply to a nonprofit internship in the USA today to boost your career in this fulfilling industry.

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

Responsibilities at NGO internships in the USA may include:

  • Assisting with fundraising activities

  • Managing social media platforms

  • Coordinating awareness campaigns

  • Drafting written content

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Typical roles for US nonprofit internships

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

  • Fundraising

    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

    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.

  • Content Creation

    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.

  • Event Planning

    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.


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The nonprofit industry

The charitable sector is an exciting and extremely international industry to join. The field and its dedicated experts focus on improving and providing everything from education and healthcare to environmental protection. Professionals from backgrounds as wide-ranging as psychology, international relations, and even earth sciences call the NGO industry home, and the networking opportunities are truly endless.


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Learn more about our NGO internships in the USA

The United States is an exciting place to complete an internship in an NGO. 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.


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