Get Involved: Participating in a Mentoring or Internship Program


Mentoring and internship programs present engaging opportunities to build your individual capacity and skill set.  The following includes information about a few mentoring and internship programs in the Metro Denver area.


List of Resources
  • The Denver Foundation hosts a summer nonprofit internship program that seeks to provide meaningful exposure to opportunities in the nonprofit sector to college students through internships with nonprofit organizations that are looking to build inclusiveness within their organization. For more information, please contact the offices of The Denver Foundation at 303.300.1790, or visit their website at  (See video and article about the 2010 Nonprofit Internship Program.)
  • The mission of the Youth Mentoring Collaborative (YMC) is to increase communication, cooperation, and resource acquisition among the organizations providing volunteer mentors to Denver area youth. YMC is comprised of 15 mentoring organizations and eight resource partners that share a united vision: To positively impact all Denver Metro area youth by providing more mentors through the collaboration of quality mentoring organizations. The YMC Youth Mentoring Program operates under a grant funded by Denver Human Services. The YMC is sponsored by Bank of the West, Mile High United Way and the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships. These organizations have come together to combine their resources, knowledge and talents to match more adult mentors with mentees. To volunteer to become a mentor or for more information, call United Way's 2-1-1 or go to
  • Students can check with the career office at their schools for information about internship opportunities that fit your interests. Many schools also offer service-learning opportunities that connect students with the nonprofit sector - check with your school to find out if such opportunities are available.