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Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Each student pursuing their CNP must gain experience in the nonprofit sector by completing a 300-hour internship (alternate requirements for online professional students). Nonprofit Leadership Alliance staff will work with each student to make sure that their internship experience is academically and personally rewarding.

Internships may be integrated into the student’s regular academic schedule or take place during a term away from school such as a summer break. Internships may involve academic credit, but it is not a requirement. Students can have more than one nonprofit internship placement to complete the 300 hours. A year of AmeriCorps experience can take the place of an internship.

Completion of the following documents is required for internships to qualify for CNP credit:

Internship Opportunities

Organization Name Category
EMU Foundation Education and Literacy
826michigan Children and Youth
Alpha House Homeless and Housing
American Red Cross - Washtenaw County Disaster Relief
Animals and Society Institute Animals
Appropriate Technology Collaborative International
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Children and Youth
Boy Scouts of America Children and Youth
Corner Heath Center Health and Medicine
Dawn Farm Health and Medicine
Fifth Corner Teen Center Children and Youth
Food Gatherers Hunger
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan Children and Youth
Growing Hope Hunger
Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley Homeless and Housing
Huron River Watershed Council Environment
Joyful Treats Community Development Corp. Community Development
Leslie Science and Nature Center Environment
March of Dimes Children and Youth
Mentor2Youth Children and Youth
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Health and Medicine
Ozone House Homeless and Housing
Riverside Arts Center Arts and Culture
SOS Community Services Homeless and Housing
Stewardship Network Environment
Washtenaw Literacy Education and Literacy

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization Name Category
826michigan Children and Youth
Abayomi Community Development Corporation Community Development
Alpha House Homeless and Housing
American Red Cross - Washtenaw County Disaster Relief
Animals and Society Institute Animals
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living People with Disabilities
Ann Arbor Film Festival Arts and Culture
Appropriate Technology Collaborative International
Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Environment
Autism Collaborative Center People with Disabilities
Avalon Housing Homeless and Housing
Ballet Chelsea Arts and Culture
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Children and Youth
Boy Scouts of America Children and Youth
Bright Futures Children and Youth
Buddy to Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program Veterans and Military Families
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County Poverty
Center for Empowerment and Economic Development Community Development
City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Environment
Community Action Network (CAN) Poverty
Community Music School of Ann Arbor Arts and Culture
Corner Heath Center Health and Medicine
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Michigan Chapter - Metro Detroit Health and Medicine
Dawn Farm Health and Medicine
Dress For Success Michigan Women
EMU Equality Research Center LGBTQ
Fifth Corner Teen Center Children and Youth
First Step Women
FLY Children's Art Center Children and Youth
Focus: HOPE Employment
Food Gatherers Hunger
Forgotten Harvest Hunger
Friends In Deed Poverty
Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue Animals
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Children and Youth
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan Children and Youth
Growing Hope Hunger
Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley Homeless and Housing
Haiti Nursing Foundation International
Hands On Museum of Ann Arbor Arts and Culture
Hope Clinic International International
Huron River Watershed Council Environment
International Samaritan International
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County Immigrants and Refugees
Joyful Treats Community Development Corp. Community Development
Leslie Science and Nature Center Environment
March of Dimes Children and Youth
Mentor2Youth Children and Youth
Michigan Interfaith Power and Light Environment
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Health and Medicine
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Health and Medicine
Northville Art House Arts and Culture
Ozone House Homeless and Housing
Polish Language Center of Ann Arbor Education and Literacy
POWER Inc Homeless and Housing
PTD Productions (Petie the Dog) Arts and Culture
Recycle Ann Arbor Environment
Riverside Arts Center Arts and Culture
SafeHouse Center Women
Saline Area Players Arts and Culture
Salvation Army Poverty
Scrap Box Environment
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Homeless and Housing
SOS Community Services Homeless and Housing
Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS) Education and Literacy
Special Ministries of Livingston County People with Disabilities
Stewardship Network Environment
Strategies to Overcome Obstacles and Avoid Recidivism (SOOAR) Crisis Support
Swoop's Food Pantry Hunger
Ten Thousand Villages Advocacy and Human Rights
The Dispute Resolution Center Justice and Legal
Therapeutic Riding Inc People with Disabilities
United Way of Washtenaw County Children and Youth
Washtenaw Area Council for Children Children and Youth
Washtenaw Literacy Education and Literacy
Wild Swan Theater Arts and Culture
YMCA Health and Medicine
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels Hunger

For more information on local nonprofit internships, contact nonprofit@emich.edu.

Alliance Career Development Award

The national NLA office provides a $2,000 stipend for students who complete a 300-hour unpaid internship at a nonprofit organization. More info here.