Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information
YANA—the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance—is a new group whose goals include finding jobs, sharing resources, and expanding opportunities among the Yale community involved in or seeking to become involved in the nonprofit world. The group’s objective is to mobilize and unify the resources of our alumni network to better serve the needs and objectives of nonprofits. We want to help expose current students and recent grads to networking and career opportunities relating to the nonprofit sector. YANA hopes to make nonprofit career opportunities more visible and accessible.
One of the initial steps YANA would like to take toward this goal is locating opportunities in New York and New Haven for students to “shadow” individuals working in the nonprofit sector during this year’s spring break (weeks of March 5 and March 12).
The placement can be for some or all of this time period. The “shadowing” could involve a mix of observation and assistance, and need not be directly with the Executive Director. A mix of program and administrative exposure is ideal, but there is considerable flexibility. The best fit will be where a young, energetic person can learn from you and your colleagues and, at the same time, help your organization in some way. Opportunities are especially sought in the areas of public health, education, the environment and economic development.
If you are interested in hosting a Yale “shadow” Intern in March, please contact Joseph DeNicola (Yale ‘86; FES’96; Solar Youth Board Chair) Joseph.Denicola@ge.com by February 10.
Website for YANA: http://YaleNonprofit.Org