Students will find valuable resources on this page - Guides, Internship Postings, and Links to Job Boards. We have also provided information on How to Start a Nonprofit, and resources how to research salaries and negotiate benefits and pay.

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

The NLP Internship Guide and NLP Career Guide were 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.                  

2023 Nonprofit Hiring Trends & Salary Guide

For candidates seeking jobs in the nonprofit sector, the job market looks very promising. Read about it in the 2023 Nonprofit Hiring Trends and Salary Guide.

List of Nonprofits

The Division of Student Life lists local and national nonprofits (with links to their website) here. Explore all their resources for Service here.

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!

How to Start a Nonprofit

Visit Chamber of Commerce to access the step-by-step guide that will show you how to start a nonprofit organization.

Publication of Nonprofits in and around Iowa City

Visit the Giving Guide to learn about 60+ nonprofits in the area and how you can get involved. 

Internship 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.

Scroll down to Job Board for Nonprofit Professionals on this page to find links to job boards that may also post internship and volunteer opportunities. 

Paid internships:
Communications & Storytelling Intern and Program Intern
Global Ties IowaApril 15
Philanthropy InternIowa Donor NetworkUntil Filled
Fundraising, Events, and Research InternMs. JDJan. 31
Programs Intern
Communications Intern
Outreach and Engagement Intern
Iowa City Foreign Relations CouncilUntil Filled
Grant Writer/Fund Development Intern
Marketing/Digital Intern
Understanding WorksUntil Filled
Paid Summer Development and Communications Internship4Cs of Johnson CountyUntil Filled
Development and Communications Internship IC Free Medical & Dental ClinicUntil Filled
Paid summer positions in rural Iowa: Bedford, Centerville, New HamptonAmerican Heart AssociationUntil Filled
Development and Communications InternshipIowa City Sober LivingUntil Filled
Variety of Remote Internship Positions
Development, Operations, Podcast, Research, Graphic Design, Communications and Social Media
Sports Philanthropy NetworkUntil Filled
Social Media Marketing InternBig Brothers Big SistersUntil Filled
Iowa Afterschool STEM AmeriCorps part-time paid positionThe Iowa Children's MuseumUntil Filled
Student AssistantPentacrest MuseumsUntil Filled
Communications InternUnited Nations Association (Johnson County)Until Filled
For Graduating Seniors: Graduate Trainee ProgramCASE AdvancementEvery January
Administrative Assistant InternUI Pentacrest MuseumsUntil Filled
Philanthropy InternNewBo City MarketUntil Filled
Paid part-time Positions with: Coralville Community Food Pantry, CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank, and National Alliance on Mental Illness Johnson CountyAmeriCorps (Iowa City and Coralville)Until Filled
Part-time paid staff position Marketing AssistantIowa City UNESCO City of LiteratureUntil Filled
Community Relations InternAce Hardware FoundationUntil Filled
Virtual Internships & Study AbroadUI Global Virtual Internships & Study AbroadVaried Deadlines
Marketing InternAfrican American Museum of Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Remote)Until Filled
Event Planning Intern & Program Materials InternThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Remote)Until Filled
Various internship positions: Development, Communications, Marketing Strategy, and EventsCommUnity Crisis Services and Food BankUntil Filled
Development InternFriends of the Iowa City Senior CenterUntil Filled
Development InternTanager PlaceUntil Filled


It is most efficient to email job opportunities directly to students at the time they are available. Job postings that come directly to the attention of the Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy (NLP) co-directors and faculty are emailed out immediately to all students enrolled in the NLP Certificate. If you are not enrolled in the certificate but would like to be added to our Career Announcement distribution list, please email to make the request.

Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Visit the following job boards listed by job seekers for Iowa, the U.S., and Worldwide. You will also find a list of the best comprehensive job boards in the U.S. at the bottom of this page. And don’t forget, every UI student has an account automatically created for them on Handshake

For Iowa Job Seekers

AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter

Positions posted on the AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter job board are primarily for opportunities in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. Sign up here for updates.

AFP Central Iowa Chapter

Positions posted on the AFP Central Iowa Chapter job board are primarily for opportunities in Des Moines, Ames and surrounding areas.

AFP Northeast Chapter

Positions posted on the AFP Northeast Iowa Chapter job board are primarily for opportunities in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and surrounding areas. Sign up here for updates.

For U.S. Job Seekers

Americorps :: 

CEC Americorps VISTA staff build capacity with over 40 community partners in East Tennessee. They are the hands that move the needle on challenges ranging from hunger and houselessness to the overall health and sustainability of our community. The organization types CEC AmeriCorps assists: Nonprofit, Academic, Faith-Based, Local, State and Federal Government.

PhilanthroSee ::

A curated job board dedicated to early career roles within the nonprofit sector.


TheIMPACTJob shares opportunities within social impact-oriented organizations and delivers career tips, news, and hand-picked jobs through a weekly newsletter. The focus is on remote positions and those located in the U.S. and Europe.

Chronicle of Philanthropy ::

An extensive job board and career resource center for nonprofit professionals and foundation executives. ::

The job board has been serving the nonprofit community since 1999.

FlexJobs ::

Founded in 2007, FlexJobs features remote and flexible job opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

Foundation List ::

Positions actively posted and recruited for on Foundation List include part-time and full-time positions from executive to entry-level.

National Council of Nonprofits ::

Founded in 1990, the National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits.

National Nonprofits ::

A nonprofit job board that features management positions with reputable organizations that also offers an extensive set of recruitment tools for nonprofits.

Philanthropy News Digest ::

PND’s job board provides listings of current full-time job openings at U.S. nonprofits, foundations, and higher education institutions.

Work for Good ::

Since its founding in 1999 as Opportunity Knocks, one of the first job boards focused exclusively on mission-driven careers, Work for Good has helped more than 30,000 purpose-driven organizations find the talent they need.

For Job Seekers Worldwide

AFP Global Career Center ::
CharityJob (United Kingdom)::

CharityJob is the UK’s largest and most specialized job board carrying non-profit, NGO, social enterprise, CIC and voluntary jobs.

Charity Village (Canada) ::

For more than 20 years, CharityVillage has helped thousands of Canadian charities find exceptional talent.

Devex (Worldwide) ::

Devex is the media platform and jobs board for the global development community.

Idealist (Worldwide) ::

Idealist connect Idealists—people who want to do good—with employment and volunteer opportunities for action all over the world. The website is available in EnglishPortuguese, and Spanish.

Pro Bono Australia ::

Pro Bono Australia provides news, jobs, and resources for the common good.

Third Sector Jobs (UK) ::

Third Sector Jobs is a leading job site for hundreds of the latest charity jobs, voluntary jobs, and fundraising jobs in the United Kingdom.

Comprehensive Job Boards


CareerBuilder is a large global job board that boasts almost 125 million candidate profiles in its database. Careerbuilder currently has three pricing plans that you can purchase both monthly and annually. The price mainly depends on the number of job ads you’d like to post. You can also pay per job without purchasing a plan if you have a temporary hiring need.


Glassdoor is both a popular job board and a powerful employer branding tool. You can use this site to post job ads, build out an attractive company profile and reply to reviews left by your former job candidates or former and existing employees. Here’s how to post jobs on Glassdoor and boost your employer brand.


Consistently ranked as one of the best job posting sites worldwide, Indeed is a wise investment for employers. The site attracts millions of candidates each month and its parent company, Recruit Holdings, has recently acquired smaller job boards (and large ones like Glassdoor and SimplyHired) to expand its network. This means your job ads are very likely to reach the right candidates. Indeed offers both paid and free job advertising options. Learn how to get your job ad on Indeed.


Job2Careers is a job site visited by millions of job seekers. It’s powered by Talroo, a complete talent attraction solution for employers. By using Talroo, your job ad appears on Job2Careers and other job boards or niche sites, and gets in front of the right audiences via Talroo’s technology.


If you ask someone which they think the best job site in the USA is, there’s a very good chance they’d reply with “Monster”. This job board is vastly popular and has three pricing plans to cover your hiring needs. It can also distribute your job ads to newspapers and partner job sites in the USA such as to help you target the right audience. Here’s how to post a job ad on Monster.


You might know it by its former name “Beyond”, but recently revamped Nexxt remains one of the best job boards. This job board might have one of the largest networks of partner job sites in the USA, such as diversity job boards (e.g., local job boards (e.g. and international job boards (e.g. StepStone). Here’s how to post jobs on Nexxt.


This Boston-based job site offers a large resume database and job-posting functions. With, you can search among millions of resumes to find the best candidates in all states and sectors, and you can also post a job ad and get matching resumes. If you’re hiring in the UK, too, check out this job board’s sister site, CV-Library.


Snagajob is a large international job board specializing in hourly work. It includes job ads from various industries including hospitality and retail. Snagajob matches you with qualified applicants out of its 90-million-candidate network, so you can better chances of finding the right hire. Here’s how to post a job on Snagajob.

When it comes to job sites in the USA, we can’t ignore By posting job ads in this job board, you can reach candidates through a network of 25,000 niche job sites (e.g.,, You can also use their services to claim the domain name “”. Here’s more information on posting on .Jobs.


With ZipRecruiter, you can post jobs and see them distributed across an additional of 100+ job recruiting websites with one click. ZipRecruiter also scans its database of 16 million candidate profiles to find people with relevant job titles, skills, or experience who would be qualified for your open jobs, and proactively sends them notifications to apply. This helps you get better applicants in a shorter time. Here’s more on ZipRecruiter.


Although LinkedIn is more commonly known as a professional social networking site, it’s also a valuable resource for recruiters due to its expansive reach. LinkedIn Recruiter can help you connect with experienced candidates in a wide range of industries in a more efficient and strategic way. Here’s more on LinkedIn Recruiter.