Mutual Benefits for Undergraduate Students and Nonprofit Organizations in Metro Denver through the Nonprofit Internship Program

 

The Nonprofit Internship Program (created by The Denver Foundation) provides college students-many from communities traditionally underrepresented in the nonprofit sector-with paid internship opportunities in the sector, thereby building the capacity of those nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the interns' 33 hours of work per week, they attend biweekly Learning Workshops that provide deeper exposure about the nonprofit sector and allow the interns to connect with professionals in the field.

Each year, both students and host organizations report successful experiences. One recent intern commented that, "This internship started out as a way to pay the bills this summer. I believe now that it became a solid starting point for my entire life's work."

In a competitive application process, 178 students applied for the program's ten 2010 internships, bringing the total number of internships to 43 over four years.

The Denver Foundation is proud to announce the 2010 class of interns and benefiting nonprofit organizations:

Ana Gutierrez, University of Denver, matched with Center for Work Education and Employment

Angela Cobian, Colorado College, matched with Colorado Bright Beginnings

Anna Stehle, University of Washington, matched with El Centro Su Teatro

Aron Palma, University of Denver, matched with El Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores

Christen Schwarz, Butler University, matched with Asian Pacific Development Center

Eric Norberg, Metro State College of Denver, matched with Colorado Cross Disability Coalition

Lisa Ly, Colorado College, matched with Art Students League of Denver

Mara Buhrmeister, University of Denver, matched with Junior Achievement

Niishia Hysaw, Metro State College of Denver, matched with Denver Urban Gardens

Teria Mazyck, University of Denver, matched with Boulder Valley Women's Health Center

Applications from prospective interns and nonprofit organizations are accepted in the fall of each year for the following summer's internship program. For more information, please contact Holly Kingsbury, Program Assistant for the Philanthropic Partnerships Department, hkingsbury@denverfoundation.org or 303.300/1790 ext. 147.

 

 

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