Board Governance Intern

Oklahoma Center For Nonprofits
August 6, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
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Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Board Governance Intern


This internship is an introduction to the process of board governance within a nonprofit. The internship will provide an experience that will enhance his/her career and help him or her develop leadership skills that could lead to later participation as a committee chair or a board member of a non-profit organization. It provides a unique networking opportunity with for-profit and nonprofit leaders from around the state.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Intern’s responsibilities will include the following activities:

  1. Attend board meetings.
  2. Be informed about the organization's mission, strategic plan, policies, and programs.
  3. Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  4. Prepare board meeting materials.
  5. Inform others about the organization.
  6. Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization's field.
  7. Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
  8. Write a “Board Intern Perspective” column for the OKCNP board.

Desirable Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group;
  • Willing to prepare for and attend board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment;
  • Possess professionalism, honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive, and patient approach, community-building skills, personal integrity, a developed sense of values, concern for your nonprofit's development, and a sense of humor.

The total expected time commitment is 8-15 hours per week.

It is expected that as part of the commitment of support on the part of the intern’s program, the Manager of Executive Administration will work closely with the intern to ensure time will be made available for attendance at the meetings and orientation described in this document.

Application Process Requirements

Send all application materials to:

Required materials: Application materials include a statement of interest, a current resume, 3 references, and a proposed topic for future “Board Intern Perspective” column. The proposed column topic should augment the statement of interest (see below) by demonstrating thoughtful and original suggestions.

Statement of Interest: While the statement of interest should reflect the applicant’s personality and particular interests in non-profit work, it should also discuss the applicant’s specific background, experience, interest and career goals.

For more information or questions, please contact Kristi Birk at

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