Students will find three valuable resources on this page - Guides, Internship and Career Postings, and Search Links.

Begin by downloading the internship or career guide based on your priority. Read through the guide thoroughly making sure to focus on the resume and cover letter sections initially since you will need a strong resume to apply for opportunities. In addition to scheduling an appointment with someone at the Pomerantz Career Center and utilizing the resources linked in the guide, you are also encouraged to send a draft of your resume to Jenifer Vick at for review and feedback.

Next, explore the postings of available internships and career positions. Read the job descriptions and visit the websites of organizations with openings.

Finally, access the information found in the Search Links section for finding internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities throughout the country.


Internship Guide & Career Guide

These guides are designed to assist you in preparing for an internship and career in the nonprofit sector. As a student enrolled in the Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate, you have been trained to successfully complete an internship and begin your career within a wide array of professional positions.

NLP Internship Guide

NLP Career Guide


Helpful Resource: Salary and Your Value

Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Download this helpful Workbook and consider signing up to take the Work Smart online course, which takes less than two hours to complete and can be done at your own pace — both are free!


Internship & Career Postings

Many of the following internship opportunities are ongoing, meaning that the organization is willing to host an intern during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. You are encouraged to review these positions and reach out to the organizations you are interested in interning for to confirm there is a current opening at the time you are considering.

Email with questions about the positions listed below or with general questions about nonprofit internships.





Paid internships:
Social Media & Storytelling Intern and Program Intern

Global Ties Iowa Until Filled
Advancement Summer Internship Program - 11 full-time, paid open positions UI Center for Advancement Rolling Basis
Volunteer & Family Programming Intern
Ronald McDonald House Charities Until Filled
Variety of Remote Internship Positions
Development, Operations, Podcast, Research, Graphic Design, Communications and Social Media
Sports Philanthropy Network Until Filled
Social Media Marketing Intern Big Brothers Big Sisters Until Filled
Iowa Afterschool STEM AmeriCorps part-time paid position The Iowa Children's Museum Until Filled
Student Assistant Pentacrest Museums Until Filled

Youth Facilitator
(part-time paid staff position)

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County Until Filled
Communications Intern United Nations Association (Johnson County) Until Filled
For Graduating Seniors: Graduate Trainee Program CASE Advancement Every January
Administrative Assistant Intern UI Pentacrest Museums Until Filled
Philanthropy Intern NewBo City Market Until Filled

Paid part-time Positions with: Coralville Community Food Pantry, CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank, and National Alliance on Mental Illness Johnson County

AmeriCorps (Iowa City and Coralville) Until Filled
Part-time paid staff position Marketing Assistant Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Until Filled
Community Relations Intern Ace Hardware Foundation Until Filled

Virtual Internships & Study Abroad

UI Global Virtual Internships & Study Abroad

Varied Deadlines

Marketing Intern African American Museum of Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Remote) Until Filled

Grant Writer/Fund Development Intern

 Understanding Works

 Until Filled

Marketing/Digital Intern Understanding Works Until Filled
Event Planning Intern & Program Materials Intern The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Remote) Until Filled
Various internship positions: Development, Communications, Marketing Strategy, and Events CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank Until Filled
Development Intern Friends of the Iowa City Senior Center Until Filled
Development Intern Tanager Place Until Filled


Position Organization Deadline
Eastern Iowa Career Center AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter Until Filled
Donor Experience Officer University of Virginia
(remote and hybrid)
Until Filled
AmeriCorps Virtual Fundraising VISTA Please Pass the Love Until Filled
Family Program & Volunteer Coordinator Ronald McDonald House Charities Until Filled

All Open Positions

Feeding America (Chicago) Until Filled
Part-time Marketing Assistant Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Until Filled

Communications Coordinator

Stewardship and Events Coordinator

Four Oaks Until Filled
Various Positions Iowa State University Foundation Until Filled


Search Links

Here are some links to websites for finding internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities. 

AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter Job Board

AFP Global Career Center




16 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide



National Council of Nonprofits