The Cleveland chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) just released a report called “Building a Career in Nonprofit Cleveland.” The report is the result of a survey and focus group of YNPN members. Job satisfaction, career advancement opportunities, and burn out were the key issues that rose to the surface during this process. The report also found that Cleveland’s young nonprofit professionals are well educated, eager for a challenge, and attracted to the nonprofit sector because of a commitment to a cause, or by a desire to “give back.”
YNPN then presented the following theory: If Cleveland’s nonprofit community leads the way in taking steps to define, support, and promote nonprofit work as a viable career choice for its young professionals, they may be more likely to stay in the region.
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The Cleveland Foundation’s Summer Internship program is now accepting applications for host site organizations for the summer of 2012. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2011. The Cleveland Foundation provides funding to pay the intern’s salary. In addition, the foundation handles the heavy lifting, such as recruiting intern applicants, initial screenings of applications, and conducting the first round of interviews. Read about past internship program projects.