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A Rewarding Nonprofit Internship: Hannah Lazere, CNP

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Written by: Hannah Lazere, CNP
August 10, 2022 | 4 min. read

An estimated 500,000 to 1 million Americans work as unpaid interns every year. Though paid internships are becoming more popular, unpaid internships are still a reality for many. Without any wages to shoulder the cost of living, an unpaid internship ends up deepening the existing social divide. The road to making unpaid internships a thing of the past isn’t a smooth one. In some cases, organizations simply don’t have the financial means to pay their interns.

In 2021, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance strove to help make these unpaid internships more accessible by offering the Career Development Award. This Award program is designed to eliminate the barrier of an unpaid internship (in-person or virtual) and increase the diversity of the nonprofit workforce by providing $2,000 internship stipends for students like Hannah completing their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.

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Nonprofit Summer Reading List

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Written by: Miles Bilka, CNP
August 9, 2022 | 4 min. read

For all those reading lovers out there, we present you the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s Summer Reading List in celebration of National Book Lovers Day this August 9, 2022. This collection includes a list of favorite novels provided by the Alliance staff. Each of these reads below are perfect for any nonprofit leader seeking to generate positive change in themselves and their organization.

Latinx in Social Work is a book is about space. The space we take up, the spaces we create and nurture, and the spaces that have yet to exist, but are so crucial to the growth and development of Latinx social workers, mental health practitioners, executives, and professionals in all industries in this country, and beyond.

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