- October 23, 2017
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation recently graduated the newest and largest class of interns from the 2017 Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP), whose alumni base now exceeds 100 young North Carolinians.
Established in 2011 by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to diversify the pool of aspiring, young nonprofit professionals, NPIP awards college students paid summer internships and matches them with organizations across the state. Recent research from the Building Movement Project has shown that even as the United States becomes more diverse, the nonprofit sector struggles to be representative of the communities they serve, especially when it comes to leadership positions among staff. NPIP addresses inequities in the pipeline of future nonprofit professionals by removing barriers for talented young people who otherwise would be unable to accept an unpaid position.
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