Non Profit Internship Program Testimonial: Lexi Banasiewicz, 2020

Interested in a career in non profit or government? Do you want to learn more about community organizations? Would you like to leverage your business skills for social good? 

Bentley University’s Service Learning & Civic Engagement Center through a grant from the Yawkey Foundation offers the opportunity to pursue a full semester internship that provides students with the opportunity to work for a local nonprofit or government agency to improve civic, citizenship, and academic skills. The program is a 70 hour, 10 week program that runs in conjunction with a three-credit course. Students will also receive a stipend for their participation in the program.

Curious to learn more? Hear from a current student who completed the internship! Keep an eye out for applications details soon!

Lexi Banasiewicz, Marketing, 2020

I am a senior, majoring in marketing, and minoring in law. The BSLCE Non-Profit Internship Program allowed me to work at the Greater Boston Food Bank as a development intern. I researched planned giving and developed a plan to relaunch their Legacy Society. I’m very interested in a potential career in nonprofits, and I appreciated the benefit of the classroom component to the internship. I believed it was an opportunity for growth and learning. I was able to use my research and presentation skills to compile evidence and deliver a holistic view of the opportunities available to the GBFB. This internship gave me experience in research and presentation, two skills necessary to performing good work. It’s been necessary to present on work I’ve accomplished many times in my summer internship, and to do so confidently, so the internship gave me the opportunity to practice those skills. I would definitely recommend students take advantage of this program. You’re able to work in a fulfilling position, perform real work to add to your resume, earn school credit, and get paid. I loved the opportunity I had and was excited to be able to make an impact on our community.

 

 

By Jennifer Graham
Jennifer Graham Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services Jennifer Graham