Non Profit Internship Program Testimonial: Ashley Gilbert, 2021

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! Click here to learn more and apply!

Ashley Gilbert, Marketing & Liberal Studies, 2021

My name is Ashley and I’m a marketing major. I was a sophomore when I enrolled in the Non Profit Internship Program, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done here at Bentley! I had the wonderful opportunity to work at the American Cancer Society with one of their Community Development teams in the Boston office. The Boston location for ACS is focused on their event “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston” and I provided a lot of administrative event support around the office. It involved a lot of research of local companies in the area and really utilizing my IT101 Excel skills which I loved.

The people at ACS are really great – they’re fun, down to earth, and truly dedicated to making a difference. I absolutely loved having the opportunity to work with them. I would definitely recommend that anyone interested in non-profits, local governments, or just making a difference in general apply to this program! In addition to getting an actual internship, you learn so much about social issues and social change in class. You get to meet other Bentley students with common interests as you. It’s a great opportunity that I think more people should take advantage of.

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