Non-Profit Protege Program
The Non-Profit Protege Program is an 8-week experience, which allows UA students the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a non-profit administrator/CEO of an Alabama non-profit. Throughout the eight week experience, Non-Profit Proteges are expected to arrange weekly meetings with their mentor. Participants are often invited to attend board meetings, experience staff and committee meetings, visit with potential financial donors, and witness the action packed world of being a non-profit leader.
This is not an internship experience; rather, it is an opportunity for students to directly shadow a non-profit administrator/CEO. The Community Service Center hopes to recruit a group of dedicated and passionate students for the Fall of 2012. Each week, the student and CEO will cover a different topic such as fundraising, mission statements, risk management, etc.
Quotes from previous participants about the program:
“After this program I have every intention of continuing with my plan to go into the non-profit sector. As a student going into my junior year, I fortunately have a great deal of time to plan and to direct my learning such that I am able to learn what I need to learn. Participating in the Non-Profit ProtÃ©gÃ© Program has given me the exposure to know how to direct my learning in the next two years. I intend to improve my competence in dealing with money and managing finances.”- Marina Roberts, sophomore
“I experienced more than I ever thought I would get out of this program. I was very satisfied with the program and my wonderful mentor. I learned a lot from this and know that I would love to work in the non-profit world. My major is Restaurant, Hotel, and Meetings Management, so I would love to be a special events coordinator for a non-profit organization. I know I will continue to keep in touch with my mentor and will never forget what learned through this program.”Nicole Carr, recent graduate
“I enjoy working with the university students because they are so excited to learn. They also bring in energy and new ideas. They have helped me with publications and new trends. They have inspired our office to bring in college interns for the summer. We love working with the university students, and helping with their future.” Bev Leigh, American Red Cross, mentor Fall 2011 & Spring 2012