Non-Profit Internships

The MU Office of Service Learning is dedicated to connecting qualified and high achieving students with internships in the non-profit sector. Students are able to work directly with those in need, earn credit while making a difference, and help community agencies carry out their mission. Students are matched based on their interests, skills, and professional goals with an agency.

The Civic Leaders Internship Program (CLIP): Non-Profit Organizations Internship provides students with the opportunity to serve in a hands-on environment assisting abused and neglected children, the elderly, the homeless, refugees and at-risk youth in and around Columbia, MO. Students develop professional skills: fundraising, event-planning, marketing, communication, social media, case management support, volunteer coordination, public awareness campaigns, non-profit administration, etc.

How to Get Started

  1. Fill out an Application
  2. Get invited to our Canvas course to upload resume
  3. Speak with us about your passions and agency prospects

Upon review of your application materials, you will be contacted by the CLIP NPO Coordinator to move forward with the internship placement process. Access to a complete list of available internship programs will be made available to students upon successful application to the CLIP NPO program. Walk-in appointments and/or phone calls are encouraged and welcomed.

Crediting Your Internship

Students Crediting Through Service Learning

  • Online format
  • Letter grade based on your ability to critically reflect via your writing
  • NOT writing intensive
  • Must write four, 4-5 page papers

For students taking Service Learning 3028 and Interdisc 4970, you will be issued a permission number from the Office of Service Learning to enroll into the class.

Students Crediting Through Their Department

Once you have successfully applied to CLIP NPO, the Office of Service Learning will facilitate the internship placement process.  For students enrolling in Health Sciences 4975, Business Administration 4500, or other internship courses, please talk to your home department about enrollment and course requirements.

More Information

For more information: Email:

Students interested in interning with a New Partner Agency not currently listed should click on the “New Site Submission” button and complete the attached form.