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Center for Nonprofit Excellence Graduate Internship


Graduate-level interns will acquire a broad-based perspective related to the management and governance of nonprofit organizations.  The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will benefit from the graduate intern’s work in numerous ways, primarily in its information, research and education for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.


*****Contact Kevin Connelly or Alina Pabin-Prusak at 315.2673

Kevin Connelly, Executive Director


Alina Pabin-Prusak, Director of Training,


Specific Projects

Conduct specialized research

Collect data on peer programs

Help collect feedback on specific services

Compile feedback summaries

Help with market research

Assist with membership communication

Assist with annual conference

Organize Library



Stipend of $850 per semester

Participate (free) in training programs

Participate in staff planning and board committee meetings

Casual and collegial work environment

Access to leading edge information if field of nonprofit management

Internship With The Forecastle Festival

The Forecastle Festival is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated students for a full-year internship assisting in the planning and production of the 2013 Forecastle Festival.

Internship with Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) seeks a graduate intern to assist with the Museum Assessment Program self-study in preparation for the American Association of Museums (AAM) accreditation process. Timeline October through December, approximately 6-10 hours a week. Contact Angela Hagan


Two Internships with Make a Wish Foundation

For more information please contact Hillary Bullock 502-272-4378

Fundraising Intern

The key element to this position is to combine community service with academic learning and reflection to benefit both student and community.  The Development Intern is responsible for learning and understanding the Development Process by completing necessary tasks as they arise regarding internal events and programs. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks than those specifically presented in this description. This is an unpaid internship.


Wish Program Intern

The key element to this position is to combine community service with academic learning and reflection to benefit both student and community. Our goal is to provide the interns with an overall knowledge of how non-profits are structured, while still allowing them to specialize in a particular facet of the Foundation.  The Program Services Intern is responsible for coordinating the initial stages of the wish experience for the family, while keeping within the policies and procedures established by the National Office and local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks than those specifically presented in this description. This is an unpaid internship.


Internships with Air Pollution Control District ( APCD) Land Use and Air Quality

JOB TITLE: Environmental Intern – Land Use and Air Quality

Openings: 1


Hours to complete: 200


Compensation: Unpaid



The Air Pollution Control District is seeking a summer intern to conduct research for and begin development of a proposed series of “Best Practices Guides” for land use planning and air quality. The intern would research a wide range of topics including, but not limited to commercial and industrial site planning, idling reduction, diesel emission exposure mitigation, mixed-use development, transportation planning, and zoning.


The ideal candidate is a graduate level Urban Planning or Public Administration student interested in land use planning and its effect on air quality. The candidate must be a self-starter capable of working on a deadline.


The intern will benefit from working closely with environmental and planning professionals, researching best practices of other jurisdictions, and from hands-on experience with the Louisville Metro Land Development Code. The intern will work regularly with APCD Environmental Coordinator Bradley Coomes, and be supervised by Environmental Supervisor Michelle King. This is an unpaid, volunteer position with no guarantee of future employment.


Qualified candidates should send their resumes to Bradley Coomes, APCD Environmental Coordinator, at bradley.coomes@louisvilleky.


Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition (KCFC) Seeks Intern

The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition is seeking a college intern for 15-20 hours per week for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.

Duties to include:

· Outreach to secondary educational institutions, members, and other interested parties across Kentucky in the form of phone calls, emails, newsletter, video and other media

· Creating video documentation on advanced vehicle and alternative fuel efforts through Kentucky

· Writing and emailing weekly electronic newsletter to members

· Data entry

· Coordinating meeting logistics

· Other duties as required


· Graduate student, Senior or Junior undergraduate academic standing

· Provide two academic or work references

· Energy or environment course of study

· Able to provide own work space and computer

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access

· Able to work independently and without direct supervision

· Resourceful, flexible, and motivated

Graduate student - $3,150 for 15 hrs/wk or $4,200 for 20 hrs/wk 
Undergraduate student (Junior or Senior standing) - $2,520 for 15 hrs/wk or $3,360 for 20 hrs/wk.

To apply:
Submit resume' to Melissa Howell at:

Internship Opportunities With Preservation Louisville

This internship opportunity calls for a person who will work diligently to promote the educational programs and opportunities that Preservation Louisville has to offer.

Summary of Responsibilities:

- Work with Preservation Louisville Executive Director and other volunteers to plan and put on educational programs such as, Hands on History- a preservation maintenance workshop series, and Pizza and Preservation- a neighborhood outreach program and Historic Tax Credit Workshops.

- Work with Preservation Louisville Director to advance the goals of Preservation Education!, a  multidisciplinary curriculum that will be taught in local schools.

- Be available to instruct the Preservation Education! in local schools.

Desired Skills:

-  Interest in historic preservation

-  Interest in working with elementary and high school students.

INTERN: Advocacy -

The advocacy intern works with the Preservation Louisville Executive Director to raise awareness in the community about preservation issues affecting Metro Louisville.  The Advocacy intern also helps to implement neighborhood campaigns and work with neighborhood organizations, helping them to organize and advocate for the preservation of their neighborhood. This internship is a great opportunity for undergraduates to practice campaign and city planning skills in real-world non-profit environment.

Summary of Responsibilities:

- Develop campaign plans and initiatives to help preserve our neighborhoods.

- Attend planning meetings and assist in the implementation of advocacy campaigns.

-  Be available to attend neighborhood fairs and events to promote Preservation Louisville and its mission.

Desired Skills

-  Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, and social media.

-  Interest in Historic Preservation

INTERN: Administrative-

The Administrative intern opportunity is great for a college student looking to gain real-world experience in the non-profit business sector.  The Administrative intern would assist the Preservation Louisville Executive Director in tasks related to the management of a non-profit business.

Summary of Responsibilities

- Researches grants applicable to the goals and capabilities of Preservation Louisville.

- Work with Preservation Louisville  Executive Director to learn about the administration of a non-profit from all angles of the organization

-  Assist the Preservation Louisville Executive Director in implementing the day to day tasks of the non-profit.

Desired skills

-  Excellent writing skills

-  Detail oriented

-  Interest in working in the Non-profit business sector

-  Proficient in Microsoft Word Office, Google, and social media

INTERN: The Brennan House-

The Brennan House intern will assist the Executive Director of the Brennan House in maintaining the historic home and it’s collection, as well as promoting it within the community

Summary of tasks:

-  Maintaining the archival record of the Brennan House Collection

-   Promote the Brennan House through Social Media outlets and Public events

-   Be available to assist with special events held in the Brennan House

-    Be available to give tours of the Brennan House

Desired Skills

-  Knowledge of current archival standards and procedures

-   Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, and social media.

-   Interest in Historic Preservation  or small business management

-   Interest in working with people.

If any student is interested in an internship please have them send their resume and a letter of interest via email to:

Marianne Zickuhr

Executive Director


Internship with New Legacy Reentry Corps


New Legacy Reentry Corps is a community organization whose mission is to empower ex-offenders and veterans who are re-entering society by fostering a New Legacy of hope and motivation via support services, education, employment, and community service. We are seeking  a dedicated  administrative intern with a strong interest in service and who is able to work 8-15 hours a week for at least a semester. This position will provide support to program staff and offers an exceptional learning experience in social service administration.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to

JDRF Kentucky Chapter Intern Position


The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to find a cure for juvenile (type 1) diabetes and its complications through research.


The objective of this position is to support and help coordinate communications, fundraising and outreach efforts within the Kentucky Chapter.  The intern must have an established basic understanding of JDRF, the mission, key fundraising, advocacy, and outreach efforts, and the importance to communicate effectively with our Chapter members and volunteers regarding current information on all initiatives hosted by the Chapter.


The job duties assigned to an intern for the Kentucky Chapter include the following:


o Support the Special Events Manager with communications efforts including correspondence to JDRF members, phone calls and e-mails and other needs as they arise regarding event planning details (with prior approval from the executive director).


o Support the Development Manager by creating and updating sponsorship spreadsheets and other duties as needed (with prior approval from the executive director).


Support the Outreach Coordinator with support group and School Walk     logistics and communications.


o Support the Kentucky Chapter website and Facebook with weekly updates pertaining to research, outreach, fundraising events, and sponsorships.  Also maintain and update photos and current news and events.


Maintain current, up-to-date media lists.


o Other duties as needed and approved by the executive director.


o Hours:  10-12 hours a week or as needed.


o Report to the executive director.


For further information and to apply please contact.

502-485-9397 or email Meredith Gault,


Internship with the Ronald McDonald House of Louisville

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana is seeking a Facility Operations Intern.  This intern will work closely with the Director of Programs and Facilities to integrate, input, and update their Facility management database system.  The internship will be unpaid but the intern will gain knowledge and experience around the issue of non-profit management.


The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana is to provide a “home away from home” for families of children receiving healthcare at area medical facilities while also lending support to other organizations who aid children.


If you have questions or would like to apply, please contact Jana Goemmer at or 502-561-7654

Internships with New Directions Housing Corporation

New Directions Housing Corporation, working in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Floyd and Clark counties in Southern Indiana, is a non-for-profit community development corporation with a 40-year legacy of success in neighborhood-focused services, including Asset and Property Management, Home Ownership Preservation, and Community-Building. New Directions is a member agency of both Louisville’s Metro United Way and NeighborWorks® America, a national network of over 240 community development and housing organizations.

The mission of New Directions Housing Corporation is to develop and maintain affordable housing and help to create vital communities in partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders. Help us fulfill this mission while gaining valuable experience and building your professional network. All internships are unpaid. However, depending on the internship position, interns will gain experience with local, state, federal, private and foundation grants, compliance, program requirements, funding application procedures, the strategic planning process, data collection, neighborhood marketing and more—while contributing to on-going projects with visible community-level outcomes.

Strategic Planning Intern

· In tandem with a consultative strategic planning facilitator and board leaders, help to organize and document strategic planning activities that will help build board strengths and insights.

· Help ensure that board planning is supported by resident feedback, business planning and operational planning, and assist with the generation of impact measurements and other data for reporting to partners and funders.

Community Relations Intern

· Support sustainable community-building with marketing and public relations initiatives in focus neighborhoods: Smoketown and Shelby Park, California, and Portland in Louisville and Midtown in New Albany, IN

· Research and prepare case-based applications to public, private and civic funding agencies to expand and enrich services delivery in all areas of agency impact.

Green Initiatives Intern

· Help identify and address environmental- and health-conscious alternatives in the New Directions Property Management department

· Assist with the development of a Green Operating and Maintenance Plan, allowing New Directions Housing Corporation to take advantage of HUD’s Mark-to-Market Green Initiative.

Home Ownership Preservation Intern

· Support on-going neighborhood revitalization initiatives through on-the-ground data collection, real estate data monitoring, and helping to ensure compliance with program requirements

· Work on local, state, and federal housing/revitalization projects in Smoketown and Shelby Park, Portland and California neighborhoods in Louisville and Midtown in New Albany, IN

Please send interested resumes and cover letters to

Lisa D. Thompson 502.719.7106

Non-Profit Management Internship with Volunteers of America (VOA)

External Relations Student/Intern is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to the External Relations Department. The Student/ Intern is a logistics coordinator for the E.R Department with a focus on Benevon fundraising model events and Benevon-related activities. The Practicum Student/Intern will also assist in the management of volunteer and community engagement activities including organizing logistics for larger scale projects and some administrative functions.


If interested please contact:


Tandee Ogburn

Community Engagement Program Manager

Volunteers of America Kentucky

933 Goss Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40217

502-636-4638 Desk- 502-550-7135 Cell

Internship with the Center for Women and Families


The Center for Women and Families is seeking a Volunteer Services Intern.  This intern will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers, seek out opportunities for group volunteers, process applications including background checks, assist in training, and other duties as assigned.  The internship will be unpaid, but intern will gain knowledge and experience around the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Term of service is flexible as is time of work.  The Center for Women and Families is open 24/7 and serves the community at all hours.


The mission of The Center for Women and Families:

The Center for Women and Families helps victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives.

Please contact Melody Mayes at or 581-7276 if you have questions or would like to apply.

Event Management Intern with National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Serving Ohio & Kentucky is a non-profit organization located in downtown Louisville. The NKF is a major voluntary non-profit health organization and is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases. We also are strong advocates for all organ transplantation and part of our mission is to decrease the wait for these transplants. Through our affiliates nationwide, the NKF conducts extensive public and professional education aimed at promoting early detection and improving patient care.

We have many events and opportunities year-round which allow interns the ability to get involved just as a staff member. We are low staffed, so interns will get a full range of experience. Working in the non-profit arena allows individuals experience with creativity and brainstorming to implement well-rounded ideas with a low budget. Will accept any class level, but do require a 2.75 GPA. We are a non-profit, therefore are not able to compensate for wages.


Job Description:

Specific Job Responsibilities:


· Media Collateral – Intern will be responsible for all social media and website updates, POP distribution, media relations, revision of contact database, and all event promotions

· Events - Intern will be a vital point person to at least one event (depending on when internship is). He/She will contribute to all aspects of the event from event logistics, recruiting additional sponsorships, marketing and promotions, media collateral, PR, etc.


· Work directly with website manager to update event portion of website

· Distribution of marketing materials to local areas

· Recruiting/Retaining sponsorships

· Promoting & Marketing events

· Volunteer recruitment & coordinator

NKF Events:

· NKF Golf Classic – Lake Forest Golf Club, Louisville

· Ride Out Loud Bike Event– Bowling Green

· Kidney Walk – Waterfront Park, Louisville

· Gift of Life Gala – Hyatt Regency, Louisville


Please contact Abby Johnston, Director of Development, at or

502.585.5433 ext 103 for more information, or visit us online at

Internship with the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies

Internships As part of our work, the Ochs Center is always looking for well-qualified college and graduate interns interested in data analysis and public policy research. Prospective interns should be enrolled in either a undergraduate or graduate program. If you are interested in interning at the Ochs Center, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Rick Mathis at

For more info

History Hall Internship with Kosair Charities

Student will be instrumental in planning and implementing a large historical project at Kosair Charities. Student would also set up proper storage and preservation of other exhibit items.  Student must be dedicated, energetic, detail oriented and a people person.   Student must be efficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher.  Student must also be able to think on their feet and outside the box.  Student can set their own hours anytime between 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. You would work 20 – 25 hours per week. The internship would start May and is not paid.

Please contact Karen Gile at 637-7696, ext. 206 or for more information.

Internship with YMCA Safe Place Services- Grants Manager


The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to YMCA Safe Place Services’ Grants Manager in the application and reporting of public funding sources: Foundations, Metro United Way, Metro Louisville Government, Federal Grants and Corporations.  The position will be given strategic yet not overwhelming responsibilities in the research, writing and relationship development of over $500,000 in funding.  The intern will be given ample opportunities to learn and practice critical development roles while contributing to an agency that has top notch success in working with teens.

For more info contact:

Natalie Reteneller



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Internship With the March of Dimes Louisville, KY


This is a fundraising and communications position for the fall semester

starting immediately.  This position will assist with fundraising duties

for the entire state of Kentucky and parts of Southern Indiana.


This position is for students interested in event planning, non profit

management, fundraising, communications and development.  You will be

working closely with staff and volunteers to ensure we meet our fall

fundraising goals.


Please contact

March of Dimes

4802 Sherburn Lane



Louisville Metro Planning Department

Internship with Neighborhood Planning Division

Contact Ken Baker



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