Darden Nonprofit Internship Fund
Many excellent opportunities exist for MBA internships in the nonprofit and public sectors. Unfortunately, many of these organizations do not have the resources to pay an MBA candidate adequately. This is where the Darden Nonprofit Internship Fund (DNIF) can help.
DNIF is a program funded by both students and the Darden School that helps First Year students defray summer living expenses while pursuing low-paid internships with nonprofit organizations.
What is DNIF?
DNIF is a program funded by both students and the Darden School that helps First Year students defray summer living expenses while working at low-paying internships in the nonprofit and public sectors. The fund's goal is to ensure that students who wish to apply their skills to the nonprofit and public sectors can do so without concern for financial constraints.
Value of Nonprofit Internships
MBA candidates from Darden who pursue summer internships in the nonprofit sector provide great benefits both to their host organizations and to our own Darden Community.
Darden First Years who work for nonprofits offer critical management skills to organizations that could otherwise not afford a summer intern. Darden students are known for their deep sense of commitment to society at large, and there are dozens of great nonprofit enterprises that are excited about the MBA talent our students possess.
Who Donates to DNIF and Why?
First Year students working in for-profit summer internships are encouraged to pledge a portion of their summer earnings to fund the DNIF program.
Contributors play a fundamental role in helping Darden students contribute their business skills to nonprofit organizations.
To be considered, students must submit an application and be interviewed by the DNIF Committee. The application is straightforward and is designed to assist the committee in understanding the students' internship goals for the summer. Current Darden students can find the application on the Office of Student Affairs portal page under "Announcements" and need to apply by April 15th with interviews taking place the week of April 18th.