University of Wisconsin–Madison

Nonprofit Management & Education

As opposed to government (public sector) and business (private or for-profit sector), the education and nonprofit career community in the United States and abroad is comprised of organizations that are principally driven by a social mission, and do not make a profit from the work that they do. These organizations are also commonly known as NGOs (non-governmental organizations).

Over one-third of nonprofits believe the following five areas will experience the most job growth in the coming year: fundraising/development; direct services; education/community outreach; program management/support; and marketing/communications/public relations

20016 NEP Survey

Featured L&S Courses

Exploring Service in Science introduces first-year science students to the world of public service from the perspective of both the university and its community partners, using classroom activities and direct experiences. Service opportunities include science outreach, sustainability, and public health. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to access the network of service providers in the region to pursue more in-depth volunteer or community-based learning opportunities. Involves approximately 1 hour per week of public service.

The internship program is designed to provide students with opportunities for learning and working in organizations in ways that connect their coursework in gender and women’s studies to specific issues in community settings.

GWS 660: Internship in Gender and Women’s Studies is a course open to graduating Gender and Women’s Studies major and certificate students through an application and interview process.

Making Connections

Student/Professional Organizations

UW-Madison and the community have a variety of student and professional organizations to consider joining. Check out a few on our list

Badger Mentors

Badger career coaches are here to help you with your resume, expand your network, provide helpful advice.

Graduate School Resources

You might be thinking about graduate work beyond your bachelors degree. Take a look at the application process and things to consider before you apply

Nonprofit Resume Sample

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