Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry. 

  • ASAE/Center for Association Leadership: Learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession.
  • Carter Center: International relations internships to work on issues related to peace, health, and human rights.
  • Change.orgWeb's leading platform for social change, empowering anyone, anywhere to start petitions that make a difference.
  • Corporation for National & Community ServiceLargest grantmaker for service and volunteering.
  • Commongood CareersA nonprofit executive search firm supporting the hiring needs of the nation's leading nonprofits and social innovators.  
  • Council of Foundations Job BoardA nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations.
  • Deep SweepJob board for positions in nonprofit organizations.
  • Dot.Org.JobsAn employment resource for the nonprofit world, featuring job openings at foundations and nonprofit organizations.
  • GuideStarProvides information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions and encourages charitable giving.
  • Idealist.orgThe world's best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, fellowships and organizations.
  • Next BillionConnects business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics.
  • Nonprofit Connect: Links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking.
  • Nonprofit TimesWhere thousands of nonprofit jobs, tips, articles, white papers and more are updated daily.
  • Nonprofit Leadership AllianceOffers the only national nonprofit management leadership credential developed with, and recognized by, the nonprofit sector.
  • Opportunity KnocksA national online job board, HR resource and career development destination.
  • Orion Grassroots Network: Internships, jobs, apprenticeships and AmeriCorps opportunities with grassroots organizations.
  • Peace CorpsOne of the world's most successful and respected development organizations.
  • ProAssociationsCareers.orgA comprehensive aggregate for current and relevant association job listings.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A news source for charity leaders, fundraisers, grantmakers and others.
  • The Foundation Center/Philanthropy News Digest A comprehensive resource for researching careers in Philanthropy. 
  • Volunteers For Peace (VFP)Short-term international voluntary service programs in 70 countries.
  • Volunteer Match: Thousands of voluntary opportunities online.

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts. 

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)AFP organizes conferences and other professional development activities. The website also offers job center and resource center.
  • Council on Foundations (COF): Nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations, with a mission to promote responsible and effective philanthropy. 
  • National Council on NonprofitsThe network of state and regional nonprofit associations helping small and midsize nonprofits manage and lead more effectively.
  • Nonprofit Leadership AllianceExists to strengthen the leadership of the social sector and to sustain the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions with a talented and prepared workforce. Partners with colleges and universities to prepare, certify and connect young people to careers with nonprofit partners.
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN): Engages and supports future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities. Find your local chapter.