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Who Are the Best Non Profits to Work For in 2018 and Why?

Professional development, training, communication and confidence in leadership are among a number of things consistent across this year’s 50 organizations. The Best Nonprofits To Work For study identified 10 key drivers among organizations that made the list:

  • I feel I am valued in this organization.
  • I have confidence in the leadership of this organization.
  • I like the type of work that I do.
  •  Most days, I feel I have made progress at work.
  • I can trust what this organization tells me.
  • At this organization, employees have fun at work.
  • I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal.
  • My pay is fair for the work I perform.
  • This organization treats me like a person, not a number.
  • This organization provides as much ongoing training as I need.

Best Nonprofits scored at least an average 90 percent in six of the categories while those that did not make the top 50 had a high mark of 85 percent in one category, breaking 80 percent in four categories. The difference between organizations that made the list versus those that did not ranged anywhere from 7 percent to 16 percent among the eight categories:

  • Leadership and planning (+16), 90 percent to 74 percent
  • Corporate culture and communications (+15), 89 to 74 percent
  • Pay and benefits (+16), 90 to 74 percent
  • Training, development and resources (+13), 84 to 71 percent
  • Overall engagement (+12), 93 to 81 percent
  • Role satisfaction (+10), 91 to 81 percent
  • Work environment (+8), 90 to 82 percentRelationship with supervisor (+7), 92 to 85 percent

For a link to this article found in The NonProfit Times, click here.

Hot Social Impact Internships, Jobs & Fellowships Week of 3/12

SOCIAL IMPACT –

Social Media and Video Marketing Intern at DOROT, Inc. – due 3/13

Work at a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating social isolation and providing concrete services to older adults.

 

DC Internships – due 3/13

Take classes and intern in the field of public policy, international affairs, business & government affairs, community leadership & service, or journalism and communications in the nation’s capital.

 

Intern at Rosie’s Place – due 3/15

Spend your summer working in Boston at a multi-service center for poor and homeless women.

 

Various positions at American Conservation Experience – due 3/15

Work at a non-profit dedicated to rewarding environmental service opportunities.

 

Various positions at American Rivers – due 3/16

Apply to work at an organization that protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature.

 

Peace and Security Intern at World Federation of United Nations Associations – due 3/16

 

Water Justice Advocate at Clean Water Action – due 3/16

Work in a grassroots organizing team in Michigan.

 

Non-profit Program Development and Fundraising Internship at the Bone Marrow Foundation – due 3/16

Apply for this opportunity to learn about all aspects of a nonprofit organization – from patient programs to marketing, grant research and writing, fundraising events and development.

 

Community Organizer at Direct Action & Research Training Center – due 3/18

Work in this network of 21 diverse and multi-faith community organizations fighting for racial and economic justice in the Midwest and southeastern US.

 

Middlebury in DC Intern – due 3/18

Work this summer as an administrative intern at the Middlebury in DC office.

 

FELLOWSHIPS

 Summer Teaching Fellowship at Uncommon Schools – due 3/15

Observe, learn from, and co-teach with Mentor Teachers on the East Coast.

 

2018-2019 Fellowship at the Work First Foundation – due 3/16

The Work First Foundation and America Works seek highly motivated candidates with a passion for direct service and an interest in fighting poverty through employment.

 

Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency – due 3/16

This program is designed for individuals who are committed to a long-term career teaching in New Orleans but who have not yet taught in a classroom.

 

Impact Fellowship at Generation West Virginia – due 3/18

Gain first-hand experience in the Mountain State in one of a variety of sectors.

 

Farm-Based Education Fellow at Shelburne Farms – due 3/18

 

Media Production Fellow at Impact America – due 3/19

Impact America – Alabama engages students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities they serve.

 

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs – Deadlines this week

Social Impact –

Multiple Positions at Mile High Youth Corps – due 3/6 and 3/7

Work as an Alumni Mentor, an Energy & Water Client Educator Corpsmember or a Land Conservation Leader at an organization working in conservation projects in neighborhoods, public lands, and open spaces throughout the Southern Front Range and Metro Denver.

 

LEAP 2018 Leadership in Action Program – due 3/6

Apply to this eight-week, paid summer internship program offering the opportunity for personal leadership development and practical workforce training in the nonprofit sector.

 

Environmental Protection Specialist at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 3/6

Work at the EPA performing beginning level field activities in Des Plaines, Illinois.

 

Privilege and Poverty Internships in Addison County – due 3/7

Get paid to work at a nonprofit here in Addison County and get connected with our local community. Internship sites include:

HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects)

WomenSafe, Inc.

John Graham Housing and Services

Charter House Coalition

 

Conservation and Recreation Internship at Middlebury Area Land Trust – due 3/9

 

Harris County Dept. of Education Marketing VISTA at OneStar Foundation – due 3/9

Work for the Harris County Dept of Education’s Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids program in Houston, TX.

 

Stewardship and Program Outreach Intern at Wood River Land Trust – due 3/9

Wood River Land Trust in Hailey, Idaho is seeking two interns with backgrounds or interest in private land conservation and program outreach.

 

Various Positions at Retreat Farm – due 3/11

Work at one of Vermont’s historic farms and centers for education, recreation, farming, processing, markets, and events.

Fellowships

Fellow at Challenge Detroit – due 3/11

Challenge Detroit works to challenge leaders to learn by doing a year of meaningful employment and intellectual work with area nonprofits.

Participate in Bike & Build Bicycle Ride X-Country

Bike & Build is an organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. They recently opened applications for their 2018 rides. Their goal is to get 3 or more participants from partner colleges. Applicants really do not need to be avid cyclists, but rather free spirited, socially conscious young adults with a passion for service and adventure. You can access the application here. Middlebury College students can have the application fee waived. To obtain a waiver or ask questions, email Ron Stepanek at ron@bikeandbuild.org

Deadlines this Week: Hot Handshake Jobs & Internships

Hot Handshake Listings 1/22: DEADLINES APPROACHING

 

Research Associate at Environmental Law Institute – due tomorrow, 1/23

Work full-time in the field of environmental research in Washington DC.

 

Various Positions at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 1/25

Check out openings at the Illinois EPA:

Chemist

Accounting & Fiscal Administration Career Trainee

 

Asian Outreach Unit Legal Internship – due 11/26

Consider this summer internship at the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services and learn more about the community lawyering model.

 

Vermont Field Technician at The Nature Conservancy – due 1/26

Work in field research and management activities in Vermont.

 

Various Positions at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa – due 1/27

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while also working in conservation and energy response work.

Youth Outdoors Crew Member/Leader

Americorps Field Crew Leader

Americorps Field Crew Leader

Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Crew Member/Leader

 

Golden Paintbrush Recovery Internships at Institute for Applied Ecology – Due 1/27

Apply to do field work focused on monitoring populations of the threatened golden paintbrush in the Williamette Valley of Oregon.

 

Botany Field Technician (Native Seed Collection) at Institute for Applied Ecology – due 1/27

Work as a field technician this spring and summer in native seed collection. The Institute for Applied Ecology also has various other opportunities listed on Handshake – check them out!

 

Intern/Project Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean at National Democratic Institute – due 1/27

Assist with implementation of democratic development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Serve for Justice with Avodah’s Jewish Corps

Join this year-long program for recent grads to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, and a powerful professional network.

Hot HANDSHAKE Listings w/o 11/27: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships

HOT HANDSHAKE LISTINGS:

Here are some of this week’s Handshake internships, jobs and fellowships that might be of interest for you in the areas of social impact opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the Career Path social impact Top Resources links for many more opportunities in the sectors of nonprofit organizations/social services, corporate social responsibility, the environment and renewable energy, social entrepreneurship, international development, and sustainable food systems:

 

Regional Advisors’ Country Support Intern at Global Health Fellows Program II – due 11/28

Work for the Strategic and Communications Division at the Office of HIV/AIDS at the United States Agency for International Development next summer!

Middle School Program Coordinator at Breakthrough New York – due 11/30

Change the lives of NYC middle schoolers by leading the first two years of their path as BTNY students and ensuring their placement into top high schools.

Community Organizer Internship at Texas Campaign for the Environment – due 11/30

Work directly for the campaign to envision a Texas free from pollution where all communities have equal access to healthy land, water, and air.

Winter Term Warming Shelter Staff at Charter House Coalition – due 11/30

Spend your J-Term interning at Charter House Coalition and learning more about food and housing needs of the Addison County community.

Camp Program Assistant at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain – due 12/1

Work to deliver educational experiences for children participating in ECHO camps for youth grades 1-5.

Health Care Policy Intern at New York Sustainable Business Council – due 12/1

Work to advance meaningful healthcare legislation in the state of New York.

Organic, Grass-Based Cattle Ranching Apprenticeship at Quivira Coalition – due 12/1

Receive hands-on experience with a cow-calf and grass-finishing operation on the San Juan Ranch in Colorado.

Winter Term Business Development Associate at Metrus Energy – due 12/8

Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Winter Term Intern will simultaneously be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency.

FELLOWSHIPS: Summer & Post-Grad

IT Lab: Summer Security Intensive at Carnegie Mellon University – due 12/1

A paid summer fellowship for rising seniors to work with leading security, analytics, and policy researchers and take coursework in security analytics and policy.

Fellowship at Environment America – due 12/1

Become an Environment America Fellow to help build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water, and clean energy.

Grist Spring 2018 Fellowship at Grist – due 12/29

A perfect opportunity for a 6-month paid fellowship for a Feb offering three fellowships: a news fellowship, an environmental justice fellowship and a video fellowship! Are you an aspiring writer looking for an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues? Here’s your chance, apply now.

This Week’s (week/of 11/13) Hot Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Hot Opportunities (jobs & internships) in Handshake This Week:

VIA Global Community Fellowship – due 11/15
Apply to spend 13-15 months at an NGO or school in Asia and support community development and youth education.

J-Term Internship at Addison County Parent Child Center – due 11/16

Impact America Corps Member – due 11/16
Work at one of Impact America’s several initiatives to fight poverty in the US, in direct service, education, administrative, media, or health-related positions.

Wilderness Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness – due 11/20
Apply to be a full-time or seasonal field instructor to provide a safe, therapeutic atmosphere for struggling teens.

Energy & Water Corpsmember at Mile High Youth Corps – due 11/21

AmeriCorps Fellow at East End House – due 11/26
Create, manage, and lead meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 with a focus on mentoring.

J-Term Mentoring Programs Coordinator Internship at Stride Foundation – due 11/17
Stride Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring.