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An extremely valuable internship experience at GlobalGiving

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Partner Services Team Intern  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Partner Services Team Intern in Washington, DC

I worked at GlobalGiving as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Interning at GlobalGiving was such a positive experience for me. This is an organization that embodies their values of "Always Open", "Never Settle", "Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat." and "Committed to WOW" exceptionally. I was given real work and responsibility, which as an intern isn't always the case, and felt like I contributed to my team in a meaningful way. The office atmosphere is open and fun due to everyone's enthusiasm, but also extremely productive as everyone here works with passion and drive. I left my internship having developed many new skills and truly satisfied with my time spent at GlobalGiving.

Cons

One of the downsides to this internship is that it is unpaid. However, they do offer a monthly stipend of $45 for travel expenses which I found very helpful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In order to integrate interns quickly at the beginning of each internship, perhaps putting together an office lunch or happy hour would help interns get to know the full-time staff better from the get-go.

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    Incredibly rewarding internship experience at GlobalGiving.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at GlobalGiving full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    GlobalGiving staff are the best of the best. Working at this organization was a pleasure each day to be around such intelligent, forward-thinking, innovative, and passionate colleagues. They truly embody GG's core values: always open, committed to wow, never settle, listen/act/learn/repeat. As for being an intern, the staff really took the time to invest in training our cohort for success through a comprehensive orientation and ongoing learning opportunities (brown bags, special events, film screenings, etc.). Interns were given meaningful projects and played important roles in facilitating the smooth-running of GlobalGiving. I helped amazing people around the world to fund their incredible projects--an experience I will never forget!

    Cons

    The only downside is this is an unpaid internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am so grateful for my experience at GlobalGiving and I really commend the management (and all staff members) for creating such a unique work culture. It's unlike anything else and I feel lucky to have been a part of it for a short time. My only suggestion would be to see if in the future you could arrange room in the budget for some type of small stipend for full-time interns. They really play important roles in helping to keep GlobalGiving up and running smoothly. It might be a greater incentive for applicants who'd love to work with the organization but cannot financially do so without pay.

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    An incredible experience with brilliant workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at GlobalGiving as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome, tight-knit culture. Lots of communication and endless contacts in the ID world. Easy access to management.

    Cons

    Little compensation for interns though they are vital for the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Subsidize internships more to make positions attractive.

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