Nonprofit & Government
The Nonprofit and Government Academy is for students committed to issues including policy, security, environmental stewardship, and advocacy through employment with the government or domestic/international nonprofits. This academy hosts two separate Career Weeks, and our network includes professionals from the CIA, Teach for America, Center for American Progress, United Way, think tanks, and more, and helps students navigate complex but worthwhile paths to success.
Getting Started in Nonprofit and Government
PDF Document: This guide gives you a basic guideline for what you should do in your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year to be on track for a fulfilling career in federal or state government, nonprofits, community service, advocacy, think tanks and more. Every student’s career path will be different, and it’s important to realize that students interested in government may want to get involved in their freshman and sophomore years. Students from both sides of this academy will benefit heavily from experience and networking to help get a foot in the door. The best way to keep up is to attend Nonprofit and Government events and employer sessions when possible, especially Career Weeks (two separate events). PDF Document: Download the guide here.
Nonprofit and Government Staff
Major Spring 2019 Events
Feb. 4-7: Internship Week
Feb. 11-14: Nonprofit Career Week
Nonprofit Career Week
Feb. 11, 5-6:30pm,
Charles Commons Salon B
Think Tank Careers: Change Your World.
Alumni panelists will discuss working in think tanks that tackle multiple issues.
Feb. 12, 4 pm
Nonprofit Alumni Webinar
Feb. 13, 6-8 pm
Connecting Green Jobs Networking
Feb. 14, 11am-2pm
Careers with a Cause Fair
25 organizations hiring interns, fellows and full-time positions.
Feb. 14, 4-5 pm
CIA Information Session
Who is a Nonprofit and Government Student?
International Studies, Financial Economics minor
Sonak leads a team of student consultants under Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations and is Vice President of Outreach and Portfolio Management for Mashal L Salant Investment Team.
“My primary interests lie in the intersection of the private and public sector, specifically using sustainable and innovative business practices to create a more habitable, equitable earth.”
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, minor in Entrepreneurship & Management
Kristen interned at Ashoka and founded the social enterprise Arts Gives.
“If you choose to sacrifice your short-term study time to invest in your long-term well-being, that’s actually good for your productivity for the long run.”
Public Health, English
Celine has interned for the Affordable Housing Institute, Central Baltimore Partnership, and Strong City Baltimore Community Center.
“I was able to get really up close and personal with how a nonprofit works. I helped write grants and manage grant programs, and that was really valuable.”
International Development Careers Panel, Oct. 8, 3-4:30, Charles Commons Salon A
Local Government Careers and Fostering Effective Discourse, Oct. 9, 5:30-7, Charles Commons Barber Room
Networking Lunch w/ Federal, State and Local Government Employers, Oct. 10, 12-2 pm, Levering Great Hall
Welcome to the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Associations, Oct. 11, 8:30-10, Levering Sherwood Room
Public Policy/International Studies Graduate School Panel, Oct. 12, 10:30-12, Charles Commons Barber Room
President’s Day of Service, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.
Salon C, Charles Commons
Join panelists from:
- National Institute of Health (NIH)-Byron Williams, Department of Homeland Security
- Alum Stephanie Talton KSAS ’02, Chief of Staff-Office of Customs and Border Protection
- Representative from FBI Intern Fellowship Program
for a discussion on what it takes to work for the federal government, inter-agency internship/employment opportunities, and what to expect in regards to the (often dreaded) application/clearance process. Food provided.
Salon A, Charles Commons
Come learn about the CIA and see if they are the right organization for you! This will be a great opportunity to both learn about the CIA and participate in an awesome simulation exercise with the Analytic, Clandestine, and Directorate of Operations Hiring Divisions.
The CIA is interested in connecting with students of many majors and fields of study, including but not limited to: science, engineering, economics, foreign languages, mathematics and computer specialist are but a few of the professionals continually in demand.
Sherwood Room, Levering Hall
Lunch and learn with us. Desserts provided by the Career Center.