Impact your college experience with a dynamic and skill-building internship. INIE offers both full time and part time internships to dedicated students from all campuses across Tallahassee. To apply, please submit applications, cover letter, and resume to [email protected]. Spots are limited.


The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) works to enhance the capacity and leadership of the nonprofit industry through advocacy, education, and engagement.  INIE’s Nonprofit Management Volunteer Internship Program provides participants with an unparalleled opportunity to acquire administrative experience while gaining valuable insight into the nonprofit sector.  Interns will contribute to their own success by selecting a focal area for their internship at the outset (e.g., Marketing, Research, Event Planning, Community Engagement, Membership, Development) and will then work with their Supervisor to develop projects upon which much of their time will be focused. Additionally, all interns will participate in INIE staff meetings and will be engaged in the day-to-day operations of the agency, allowing for enormous personal and professional growth.

How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  


Data and Customer Service Intern: 

A Data and Customer Service intern would focus on database upkeep, including updates to custom profile information, creation of forms vital to membership success, management of all forms-based services, and would perform routine maintenance of prospect records as well as the job board, open board seats postings, and membership directory. They would also be responsible for using database reports to create and distribute monthly form letters for membership mailings, performing membership outreach calls as needed, and identifying target audiences for event invitations. 


A Marketing intern would focus on building awareness of our organization and the services we provide to the Tallahassee community through various media channels such as social media, direct emailing, and newsletters. They would also be challenged to ideate and fulfill marketing strategies for organizational projects and events in efforts to increase member engagement. 

Revenue Research: 

A Revenue Research intern would be responsible for locating funding opportunities for INIE members and tracking the data relating to the research they’ve done. They are also challenged to locate and provide access to resources for Nonprofits to aid the process of finding opportunities for funding through community outreach.

Special Events:

A Special Events intern is responsible for coordinating and managing INIE events. This includes scheduling and confirming locations and facilitators, developing event themes and activities to be executed, publicizing events on social media and public calendars, and capturing and inputting pertinent event data like evaluation scores, number of attendees, and total revenue.

Membership Sales

A Sales Intern will be supporting the Membership Director in all prospecting strategies with an overarching goal of increasing the number of memberships purchased throughout the fiscal year. Experience will include the development of a prospect acquisition plan, making cold calls to potential clients, and following a digital marketing and engagement strategy. 


  1. Commitment to a fun, fast-paced and team-oriented working environment.
  2. Willingness to comply with INIE’s policies and procedures. 
  3. Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program or graduated with completion of a degree.
  4. Basic computer processing skills including MS Office; competency in other areas such as social media preferred.
  5. Ability to give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
  6. Commitment to all internship responsibilities and expectations. 
  7. Punctual, organized and ability to meet deadlines.

Hours and Days

A minimum of four months or 160 hours commitment is required.  During that time, Interns are expected to work between 12-40 hours per week based on internship requirements on projects at the INIE office during normal office hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday) with occasional evening event participation. 


Internships with the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence are not paid but offer valuable hands-on experience. INIE’s Nonprofit Management Volunteer Internship will provide applicants with a strong background in areas required for success in any organization. Course credit may apply based on the student's degree and course credit requirements. Upon successful completion of the internship, the student will receive a letter of recommendation. 


 "My experience at INIE has enabled me to communicate professionally with organization leaders and audiences. My responsibilities required me to use platforms to create visual, written, and video content that represents our organization.  At INIE, I've received constructive feedback on my work and encouragement to brainstorm ideas for improving communications. I've most enjoyed learning how our work at INIE empowers the missions of nonprofits to better impact the people of Tallahassee."

-Erin, Marketing




"I’ve really enjoyed getting the chance to develop my professional skills and well as understanding the inner workings of event planning and operational activities that occur within this organization. I’m also grateful to be given the space to try different techniques to increase member engagement overall."

-Kaylah, Special Events 



   "As a membership intern at INIE, I got the opportunity to engage with members, create strategic plans, and            assist with database management. INIE tremendously facilitated my professional growth and allowed me to        feel confident in my   work. I feel grateful to have met the supportive and genuine people at INIE as well as            others across the nonprofit sector.   Overall, working with INIE was an incredible professional experience!"

  - Sarah Abrams, Membership




" My experience with INIE has brought everything that I've learned in my Social Work curriculum to a reality. I've been able to attend Board meetings with Ms. Felina, which has provided me significant insight into the nonprofit sector. I am excited about being a part of this team, it's a great experience."

-Gabby, Grant Research




"Dedicating my time at INIE for two semesters has been life-changing. I've gained so much experience within the nonprofit industry as well as learning how to navigate through software such as Excel and Wordpress. Overall, it's a great learning experience that I wouldn't change for anything."

-Alyssa, Membership