Sample Description

Nonprofit organization, founded in 1995, dedicated to building community and to governing the various human service organizations in Western New York.

Intern's Title
Resource Center Project Intern

Main Project Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Resource Center on the expansion of an organizational capacity-building project serving 11 nonprofit agencies across Erie County.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Recruit corporate and professional trade association individuals to provide pro bono consultation to nonprofits
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date central information database with more than a dozen users
  • Collect and use qualitative and quantitative data for project outcomes reports
  • Contribute to project process design
  • Develop and evaluate project outcomes and propose quality improvement strategies

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Education: BS in Business Administration, Junior or Senior level standing
  • Concentration(s) of study: General Management
  • Technical Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)
  • Ability to accurately collect, analyze and summarize data
  • Strongly developed interpersonal skills combined with an outgoing personality
  • Ability to speak clearly and effectively over the telephone
  • Attention to detail and highly organized

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a greater understanding of the nonprofit work sector
  • Develop project management and leadership skills
  • Increased ability to record/manipulate/organize data to help make informed business decisions


  • 10-12 hours per week. Flexible scheduling however intern must be present at all Resource Center staff meetings, occurring every Tuesday at noon
  • This is an unpaid internship which must be registered for academic credit