Standards Internship Program

  • Learn to Run a NonProfit

    Do you want to learn about how to run a Nonprofit? Apply for the Nonprofit Excellence Internship!

    Excellence Interns will be taught the best practices for non-profit success then paired with a pre-selected non-profit organization. The Excellence Intern's primary purpose will be to improve the organizational health of their partner non-profit throughout this intense 12 week internship. Interns will take on the task of completing the Standards for Excellence application on behalf of their partner non-profit with the help of the AAN staff. Through working on this rigorous test of organizational health, interns will be allowed to work closely with a diverse group of leaders within their partner organization as well as learn what it takes for a non-profit to be healthy and sustainable.

    If you would like to apply to be an Excellence Intern, then email your resume, cover letter, and two references to AAN's Program Coordinator, Kelsie Overton at

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  • Requirements

    In order to be eligible for partnering with an AAN intern, nonprofit organizations must:

    • Be a member of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits
    • Give interns access to all organizational information, staff, and volunteers necessary for completing the Standards for Excellence application.
    • Provide intern access to a computer and a workspace when they are onsite.
    • Allow AAN to use all documents for educational purposes provided that any identifiable information is redacted.
    • Assign a staff liaison who will be actively involved and accessible to the intern during their time on site.
    • Be Flexible***
    • Retain Board Support for applying for the Standards for Excellence Seal in the form of a Board vote.

    If you think your organization should participate in the Nonprofit Excellence Intern Program, then email AAN’s Program Coordinator, Kelsie Overton at

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