Apply Today: Common Good VT Spring 2024 Internship

Common Good Vermont, a statewide program of United Way Northwest Vermont, is the go-to resource for nonprofit leaders to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic intern to join our team and provide support for our range of programs and services. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit policy work, data, and professional development while making a meaningful impact on Vermont’s nonprofit community. Focus areas are listed below and will be tailored to the intern’s areas of interest and expertise. 

Focus Areas:

Policy & Advocacy

  • Assist with CGVT’s policy and advocacy efforts during the legislative session (remotely and at the State House) 
  • Monitor and report on key issues and legislation relevant to our mission 
  • Participate in state and national policy calls  
  • Support with stakeholder outreach and engagement 
  • Write summaries and blog posts on policy issues to inform and engage stakeholders 


  • Support the development of the 2024 Nonprofit Wages & Benefits survey 
  • Assist in creating and implementing survey outreach strategies to target audiences 
  • Conduct research on related topics to provide valuable insights for outreach, opinion pieces, talking points, etc. 
  • Draft sector guidance and updates based on research findings and best practices 
  • Organize training sessions to educate Vermont’s nonprofit organizations on workforce trends 

Learning & Education

  • Support implementation and administration of nonprofit certificate programs for nonprofit professionals 
  • Organize new webinars for nonprofit professionals  
  • Learn more about nonprofit professional development learning and education programs  
  • Research ideas to grow Common Good Vermont’s educational offerings 


  • Currently enrolled in a relevant degree program (e.g., public policy, political science, business/public administration, psychology, data analytics, etc.) or recently graduated 
  • Excitement for Vermont’s nonprofits and mission-driven work 
  • Strong interest in nonprofit policy and advocacy work 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Active knowledge of Zoom and other virtual learning tools  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Reliable and detail-oriented 
  • Previous experience in policy research, advocacy, or data analysis is a plus 

Duration and Compensation: 

  • Academic credit provided if enrolled in an applicable course or program
  • Internship stipend of $250/month provided 
  • Continued professional development in the areas of nonprofit management and advocacy 
  • Coaching and mentor opportunities with various UWNWVT staff 
  • Exposure to Vermont’s legislators and nonprofit organizations across the state 
  • Hands-on learning in fields including advocacy, data, event planning, facilitation, communication, and outreach 
  • Networking with other interns in the cohort and tailored shared learning 

This position will run January – May during the spring semester. School breaks will be accommodated. The intern will work approximately 8-10 hours per week, with flexibility depending on credit requirements. This internship will be remote and in-person (South Burlington and Montpelier). 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the internship to [email protected]. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.