How to Get Started in Nonprofit Work

Free Guide to Non-Profit Career Opportunities

In this guide, you’ll learn more about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit.

Volunteering Overseas

Volunteering abroad can help you get your foot in the door for nonprofit professions. In this blog entry, Nick MacDonald describes volunteering abroad as a way to gain experience living and working in another country as well as the importance of learning the local language to increase future job prospects.


Study Abroad for Nonprofit/Service Learning Students

Enhance your second  language skills and gain academic on-the-ground experience in a study abroad program focusing on development work.

The University of Florida in Nicaragua

UF offers a five week summer course in grassroots development and Nicaraguan culture. Beginning in the capital city of Managua the traveling course moves to rural communities and urban communities in various locations throughout the country.

The University of Florida in the Dominican Republic

Spanish and Portuguese Studies, in conjunction with the College of Education, offers students the opportunity to earn 6 credits in UF’s international service learning program. Click here to view past participant’s reflections.

The University of Minnesota in Kenya

Study development in Kenya, a country of immense geographic and cultural diversity. You’ll also contribute through an internship or research project with a nonprofit organization while you’re there.  Open to non-UofM students.

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