Earn experience before you graduate! To gain real-world knowledge of community leadership and civic engagement, we encourage you to participate in at least one nonprofit internship while studying at NIU. Though an internship, you'll get hands-on career experience with a nonprofit organization while you earn course credit! Internships add value to your degree and are a direct path to student career success in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Nonprofit and NGO Studies students have participated in exciting internships directly related to their course of study. For example, Noi interned at the United Nations; Isabelle interned with PEACE Mexico; and Amanda served as a congressional intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact our office or NIU Career Services to learn more about securing an internship in the field of civic engagement.
Read how our students have been quietly making a big difference in the lives of people across DeKalb County by working paid internships with area nonprofits.