Internships

PANO is committed to offering an extraordinary internship program to help prepare the next generation of nonprofit professionals. The goal of our internship program is to give real-world work experience by involving you in projects critical to the day-to-day and overall vision-related work of PANO. You are an integral member of our team and a vital part of PANO’s future. We strive to provide a hands-on experience that gives a realistic preview of what it is like to work in the nonprofit sector. Check out the internship description here.

Why Intern

Learn

PANO's internship program will help you gain sustainable knowledge and appreciation of the nonprofit sector through hands-on work experience.

Network

PANO's internship program will help you build lasting relationships through various networking opportunities.

Do Good

Be part of something larger than ourselves – a network of individuals passionate about strengthening, supporting, and illuminating the communities we live in.

A Great Experience

"My time spent at PANO was a great experience that gave me life-long learning for managing and analyzing the many facets of nonprofits. Everything from government relations to communication to membership was covered during my time, with flexibility to work in the different areas that interested me most. Above all else, the staff at PANO flourished the learning process and made me feel welcome and part of a team."

Christopher Lucas, Social Work Major Millersville University

FAQ

How do I apply?

Please send your cover letter, resume, learning and professional goals, and college requirements for internship completion to Rachael HaileSelasse.

What fields of study are applicants chosen from?

We accept applicants studying the following majors: Advocacy, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Education, English, Human Resource Development, Humanities, Human Services, Journalism, Marketing, Nonprofit Management, Pre-Law, Political Science & Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Relations, Social Work, and other Social Sciences.

What are the qualities, qualifications, and requirements I need to intern at PANO?

  • Preferred education level: Senior undergraduate college student and higher (students with previous internship experience may also qualify)
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team – and to achieve the impossible – together
  • Desire to engage in lifelong learning, both personally and professionally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software
  • Passion for community and social change
  • Research and information management capabilities
  • Self-initiator; ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Willingness to add your own thoughts to the mix and share what you are learning with others

What type of projects do interns complete?

Depending on your goals and major, interns assist with: communications and marketing efforts such as social media, photography, writing, editing, and designing materials; advocacy efforts such as monitoring news and legislation, attending meetings, research, and writing; learning efforts such as assisting with and participating in programs and events and assisting with Standards for Excellence efforts.

Do you offer paid or unpaid internships?

PANO offers unpaid internships.