Starting a nonprofit internship program is no joke. I’ve heard people flippantly tell nonprofit leaders, “Just get an intern for that!” in response to legitimate complaints about a lack of time to accomplish all the tasks on their plate… But hiring an intern is even more difficult than hiring a new employee because interns are often still figuring what type of career they want to pursue, and usually have little to no prior experience.
This week on the Nonprofit Jenni Show, the founder and director of Learning Life shares his experiences developing an internship program, including the way he manages his Summer 2020 interns remotely in the wake of COVID-19. We also talk about how to make internships fair for both parties, especially if you want to open up your internship to candidates who don’t have the luxury of being able to afford to take a full-time unpaid position.
Our guest this week is:
--Paul Lachelier from Learning Life
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