Becoming an Intern
The deadline to apply for a summer internship has passed. If you’d like to be notified when information about the summer 2014 program is available, please email Holly Kingsbury at email@example.com.
Are you a college student interested in making a difference while exploring leadership opportunities and getting paid? Apply to The Denver Foundation's Nonprofit Internship Program!
The Program encourages motivated and highly-qualified students from communities traditionally underrepresented in the nonprofit sector to become more involved as staff, board members, volunteers, and donors. Students will:
- enhance leadership and community engagement skills
- gain real world work experience and skills
- broaden understanding of the nonprofit community, the issues addressed, and the people they affect.
The Program also strives to build the capacity of Metro Denver nonprofit organizations through a motivated and highly qualified paid intern. Organizations will:
- incorporate a fresh perspective
- achieve short and/or long term organizational goals
- build skills to become a more inclusive nonprofit organization
Interns work with community nonprofit organizations and The Denver Foundation. Interns spend an average of 33 hours per week for ten weeks (330 hours total) with their host organizations, and participate in other learning opportunities about the nonprofit sector as a whole. Host organizations focus on a wide variety of issue areas, and all have expressed a commitment to building inclusiveness and diversity within their organizations. Organizations design internship opportunities that involve interns in many areas of the work of the organization. Please see Hosting an Intern for more information on past host organizations.
Eligible student applicants must, at a minimum:
- Be an undergraduate student enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university located in the seven-county Denver Metro area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties) and/or be a permanent resident of the seven-county Denver Metro area attending school elsewhere. For example, if you attend college in California or Colorado Springs but have a permanent address in Littleton, you are eligible to apply.
- Be legally eligible for employment in the United States.
- Have completed a minimum of 12 credits (or equivalent block, quarter, etc.) by the time of application with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. One quarter credit usually equals .67 semester credits, and one block credit is usually equivalent to 4 semester credits. Eligible students cannot have already received a bachelor’s degree in another field.
- Current seniors are eligible to apply.
If you’ve applied for an internship in the past, our process may look different to you this year. The Denver Foundation is excited to launch a new Strategic Plan in early 2013. We’re asking prospective host organizations to respond to recently-released application guidelines in early January. While we won’t know the exact host organizations at the time students apply, you will have the opportunity in your application to indicate your main areas of interest and the types of jobs you’d like to do over the summer.
HOW TO APPLY
For general information about the Nonprofit Internship Program application process, please review our 2013 Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.
The deadline to apply for the summer 2013 program has passed. Please email Holly Kingsbury at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about next year’s program.
To learn more about host organizations, click here.
To read about the Internship Program Alumni, click here.
For resources on writing cover letters and resumes, conducting interviews, and job searching, click here.
For more information, contact Holly Kingsbury at 303-300-1790 ext. 147 or email@example.com.