“Interning at DC.org has been a life-changing experience. I have never met a more intelligent, innovative, devoted, and fun group of people. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of countless public school students!” – Jade, Elmira College
“During my internship at DonorsChoose.org, I experienced the rare combination of learning practical new skills, conducting meaningful work, and having a blast!” – Clare, Harvard University
“This was an awesome and rewarding internship experience … Thank you for proving that the real world is not a scary place and it is possible to love your job (as a rising college senior, these are legitimate fears of mine).” –Dana, University of Maryland
The mission of our internship program is to provide college students with exposure to and work experience in the nonprofit sector. Because DonorsChoose.org is still a relatively new organization, interns have the unique opportunity to contribute to its growth and scalability. Depending on the needs of the organization and the particular skills and interests of the student, interns may have the opportunity to work in the Operations, Marketing, Partnerships and Development, Finance, or Technology & User Experience Department. We can offer course credit.
Previous intern responsibilities and projects include:
- Designing the website’s landing page for “Gift Options”
- Writing blog posts
- Analyzing and evaluating vendor performance
- Designing banners and marketing materials for the social media campaign
- Researching cost-cutting possibilities in feedback process
- Responding to teacher customer service inquiries
- Performing data analyses and recommending changes based on findings
- Planning, coordinating, and conducting interviews for short marketing videos
Check out some blog posts where interns describe their experiences in their own words:
Who We’re Looking For:
We are seeking civic-minded students with an interest in education and nonprofits to join our team for a semester, the year or a summer. Semesterly and yearly interns are expected to work at least 10 hours per week, and summer interns work at least 20 hours per week, but we welcome full time interns.
- Be detail-oriented and organized
- Be innovative, entrepreneurial and think outside the box
- Be able to work independently and take initiative
- Have strong writing, analytical and computer skills, with proficiency in Excel
- Have a sense of humor 🙂
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please specify when you would be able to work (for a semester, for a year or for the summer) and include your departmental preference, though we will also use your experience and skills to determine the best placement.