For Nonprofit and Government Employers
We encourage nonprofits, government agencies, and NGOs to recruit Master of Information Management & Systems (MIMS) graduate students for summer internships.
In order to support MIMS students interested in careers in public service, the School of Information awards non-profit internship support grants. These grants are available to MIMS students in summer internships in the U.S. or abroad.
In order for students to be eligible for the Nonprofit Internship Grant, the internship must be with:
- a non-profit — a a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the US Internal Revenue Code
- a government agency — including administrative units within a local, state, or national authority; or
- a non-governmental agency (NGO).
The internship must:
- be full-time (30–40 hours per week);
- provide valuable, career-related experience and learning goals;
- provide supervision and training (as necessary).
Internships may be paid or unpaid; the I School will supplement funding with grant amounts up to $10,000.
Students must apply for the nonprofit internship grant with an offer letter or correspondence from an eligible organization that indicates a firm intent to hire. Nonprofit internship grant applications are due at the end of April and successful applicants will be notified in early May. The 2023 deadline is April 28, 2023.
Suggested Recruiting Timeline
Nonprofit internships postings can be announced anytime. We suggest that you post internship announcements in spring, from February to April, and are prepared to extend an offer by mid-April. If you have questions on a recruiting timeline, please reach out.
Interested? Next Steps
Share an Internship Posting
If you are a nonprofit, government agency, or NGO interested in an intern funded through the I School nonprofit internship grant, the next step is to email the I School Career Services team to advertise an internship posting with I School students.
We suggest that your internship posting include at a minimum:
- a short description of your organization and
- job or project summary.
- Bonus if it includes:
- roles & responsibilities and
- necessary qualifications.
Your job posting can be provided in email, Google doc, PDF, website link, etc. The I School career services team is available to consult and provide feedback on your internship posting as necessary.
When you email your internship posting to career services, just add a note if you would also like an electronic resume book.
Email the I School Career Services team with questions or internship opportunities today!
Sample Nonprofit Internships
Recent MIMS student nonprofit internships have included:
Design Research Intern
World Resources Institute
UX Research Intern
UX Design Intern
California Digital Library
ML Engineer Intern
UX Design and Experience Intern
Center for Police Equality
Research Science Intern