In fact, we pay our college interns for all their hard work. Interns are the backbone of DoSomething.org and we entrust them with A LOT. There are no coffee runs here! Our interns are researching, writing, calling, meeting, campaigning, and creating all the time. In 2009 we had a total of 32 college interns that worked a total of 8,180 hours! WOW!
According to Independent Sector, the dollar value of volunteer time for 2008 is estimated to be $20.25. (The hourly rate for 2009 has not yet been released). Using that rate, the work our college interns did for us in 2009 is valued at $165,645.00!!
This post is a big THANK YOU to everyone who has interned, volunteered, or helped us along the way. We wouldn't be where we are today without the dedication and commitment of our interns!
Interested in interning with us here in New York City? Stay tuned for our summer intern postings which are going up on our website in March. We have an awesome ten-week paid internship program - and we want you!