Exploring Nonprofit Work

Baylor students are known for their service to the community and aspirations for making a difference through their work.  Relevant experience can be gained through volunteer work, and it may also help you discern what type of occupation will suit you best.  There are also internships available with many nonprofit organizations, and quite a few of these opportunities are open to all majors.  Conducting a job search in Hire a Bear can be a great place to start.  Just this morning, I conducted an advanced search for “Intern” positions in the “Nonprofit” employer category, and the search yielded 60 results!

Another great resource for researching nonprofit organizations is Idealist.org.  Donna Sparks, Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development at Baylor, points out that the job search feature on the site will allow students to view some available positions.  However, many nonprofit employers do not have the funds to pay to advertise their positions on websites like Idealist.org.  A student who is serious about finding employment with a nonprofit organization should also visit the websites for the individual nonprofit organizations.

For more information on how to use your major to make a difference in the world, visit our websites for career exploration and job search resources.

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