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About Working Here: We are a small but mighty staff, focused on the opportunity to create something new and better. Employee benefits include:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Self-managed PTO. We require that you take off at least 10 days per year.
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits and life insurance plan.
  • 401(k).
  • Convenient downtown DC location, one block from transit hub at Metro Center.

The nonprofit sector’s ability to change the world is not possible without diversity and inclusion. The Nonprofit Alliance promotes equal opportunity by following EEOC regulations and EEO laws that apply to each part of our organization and taking actions to promote fairness and diversity as part of our equal employment opportunity policy. The Nonprofit Alliance does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotions, transfers, discipline, training, and distribution of benefits. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants and employees who need them for medical or religious reasons, as required by law.

Current Opportunities


The Director, Internship Experience, a newly created position, reports to the CEO and works collaboratively with the staff, board, and volunteers in leading the growth of The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) and The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation (TNPAF); designs, develops, and scales a new internship program to encourage and support college students exploring nonprofit sector career paths, with particular attention to students with diverse and non-traditional backgrounds; supports nonprofit organizations and partner firms actively placing and hiring interns as an investment in future talent; and supports the VP, Programs & Community Engagement in creating and managing an ongoing cadence of member- and public-facing communications and marketing.

Location: The Nonprofit Alliance is based in Washington, DC.  Remote work option is possible within a limited number of states (Virginia, Maryland, New York) and periodic in-person time in the office. Some travel is required.

Salary range: $70,000 – $85,000, based on experience.


  • BA/BS and 7+ years of experience in nonprofit/association, campus recruiting, and/or HR.
  • Experience managing an intern program, recruiting, and/or coaching undergraduate students.
  • Keen desire to build a new program from the ground up, integrating staff and constituent input, external models of success, and your own ideas.
  • Lived experience as a college student from an underrepresented group or nontraditional background seeking career path experience, or meaningful familiarity with such experience.
  • Solid judgment and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, balance varied tasks, and thrive in a busy environment.
  • Outstanding organization and attention to detail.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to achieve strategic objectives and work within a budget.
  • Superb written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Comfort working independently and within a team, both in-person and virtual, interrelating and operating effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with a trade association or other membership-based organization is a plus.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required.

If you believe you can thrive in this role, even if you don’t check every box of the position’s criteria, please apply.


Program Management (70%)

  • Be a program architect! Design, develop, and scale an internship program that will become a pathway for students seeking career opportunities working for and with nonprofit organizations.
  • Act as the primary contact for internship program inquiries.
  • Own all processes of intern program, including outreach, application and selection process, onboarding/offboarding, and professional development.
  • Establish and manage relationships with university career services staff and key member companies.
  • Increase TNPA visibility among colleges and universities.
  • Create education to support program participants, including selecting education facilitators.
  • Develop online/virtual content for student support and professional development during internship.
  • Provide support to help mediate and resolve issues arising during internship placements and be the primary point of contact for student participants and member organization supervisors throughout the internship.
  • Manage program documentation.
  • Implement program evaluation efforts, including post-internship follow up with students and post-internship evaluations with members; collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative evaluation data.

 Communication & Influencing (20%)

  • Support VP, Programs & Community Engagement in developing and editing public-facing communications, including social media, website content, and email messaging to promote The Nonprofit Alliance and The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation’s programs, content, and membership value. This will include but not be limited to content directly related to the internship program.
  • Develop and maintain internship program promotion and recruitment materials.
  • Involve and represent TNPA in relevant partnership initiatives, conferences, and member events and serve as spokesperson for the association as appropriate.

To be successful in this role, flexibility and a willingness to stretch are critical.  As with all small teams, opportunities and needs arise that do not fit neatly into any one person’s role, and responsibilities will evolve as the organization grows (“other duties as assigned”) (10%).

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to  Include the job title in your subject line.

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