Non Profit Internship Program Testimonial: Kylie O’Hare, 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! Look here for details on how to apply for Spring 2020!

Kylie O’Hare, Marketing, 2020

Last fall I had a Marketing and Competitive Research position at the Edinburg Center for individuals with developmental disabilities through the BSLCE Non-Profit Internship Program. I am a marketing major in the class of 2020 and I applied for the program in the fall of my junior year in hopes of gaining some marketing experience while also getting an insight into the realm of non-profits and government organizations. The classroom experience associated with this course gave me a lot of new and interesting insights and the internship itself gave me a lot of really great hands on experience. I was able to take skills I was learning in the classroom and apply them to real world situations in a setting that was very new to me.

I’m now entering my senior year at Bentley and this summer I had 2 internships, one with a government organization and one with a non-profit. The BSLCE Non-Profit Internship Program inspired me to apply for both roles and the experience I got through the internship is definitely one of the main reasons I was hired for both. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone that is even a little curious about the non-profit realm. It’s a really great opportunity to learn and meet new people while also gaining really valuable experience.

By Jennifer Graham
Jennifer Graham Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center