Over the next few months, many nonprofit organizations will begin seeking summer interns. Well-managed internships provide great benefits for both the intern and the organization. Interns get a taste of the nonprofit world, and nonprofits not only get an additional worker, but can also spread their message about the organization’s mission.
Many organizations have unpaid internships, which by definition makes the interns volunteers. Some organizations pay their interns a “stipend.” Either arrangement is at the discretion of the nonprofit, and nonprofits tend to have more flexibility in this arena than for-profit companies. (more…)