The most successful internships serve a dual purpose—to provide your nonprofit with some extra person-power and to provide your interns with a positive work experience. Done right, the benefits can be numerous; your organization can gain a new perspective on organizational issues, receive extra help with projects in need of completion or even recruit its next full-time employee.

Lauren Berger, internship expert and author of “Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career,” says the number one thing students want from an internship is a beneficial learning experience. To find out how your nonprofit’s internship program can provide this experience, keep reading at