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Webinar Training: Developing an Effective Internship Program
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Webinar Training: Developing an Effective Internship Program

Does your nonprofit organization effectively attract, engage, and retain interns to advance your mission? The key to developing a successful internship program begins with planning, assessing your need, developing meaningful and educational activities, effectively recruiting applicants, and creating processes and policies to manage effectively. Taking the time to be strategic will help both your nonprofit organization and your interns!

When: Thursday, April 30th
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar - Link via email
Knoxville, Tennessee 
United States
Presenter: Elle Benson
Contact: Samantha Amick

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Link to webinar will be emailed to participants in registration confirmation.

Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $150.00
Student Member: $20.00



Learning Objectives Include:

  • Develop a process to assess organizational internship needs.
  • Create job descriptions, a recruitment plan, and onboarding processes. 
  • Identify internship management effective practices.


ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at


SHRM Credits:

Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in Developing an Effective Internship Program is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit




Who Should Attend:

Human resources, managers, nonprofit leadership, and those desiring to start utilizing interns

Please contact Samantha Amick at for specific questions about the level of this course.



Elle is originally from Denver, Colorado and came to Tennessee via the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she graduated from the Haslam College of Business. She completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University. Before joining ABN, Elle served as marketing supervisor for LBMC, PC, a business and recruiting consulting firm, and was the director of operations and fund development for the YWCA Knoxville. She currently teaches nonprofit fundraising and human resources for the University of Tennessee Non-Credit Programs. Elle serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Literacy and the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee. Elle is the past president of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), and served as the curriculum chair for the inaugural YPK Leadership Certificate program. 


Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at five business days prior to the webinar. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to view or hear an ABN webinar, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the webinar

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