Children’s Mercy provides an excellent learning environment for those interested in a career in philanthropy. Each quarter, Children’s Mercy offers a meaningful opportunity for college students or college graduates to enhance their nonprofit education and experience with a top Philanthropy team at a premier nonprofit through an unpaid internship. Selected interns will gain exposure to a specific area within philanthropy through observational experiences and project-based work and receive guidance from experienced nonprofit leaders.
Each internship will include 4-6 potential projects from which the successful candidate will select 2-3 projects they feel best meets their educational and experiential objectives. To complement their project work, interns will have the opportunity to attend department or team meetings and shadow select positions to increase their exposure to various roles within philanthropy. Depending on a student’s course requirements, the internship may qualify for class credit or community service credit if your institution allows.
*Alternately, a Shadow Day is offered twice a year for students interested in a less intensive and broader exposure to philanthropy.