Meet with Laura Hoekstra, the dedicated advisor for the nonprofit, education, & social impact community.
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Already joined the NES career community? Go to the NES Resource Portal. You'll also find career-specific resources related to education and community engagement, such as K-12 teacher, high education administration, college professor, nonprofit administration, and more!
Workshops and Programs
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Lawrence has existing partnerships with local and national arts organizations, such as:
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit charter public school managed and operated in the United States that starts and manages urban schools for low-income students. Every summer, Uncommon Schools welcomes a select group of Summer Teaching Fellows (STF) to its nationally-renowned pipeline program for teachers and leaders of color.
Explore more internship opportunities with existing partners.
Get funding for internships
As a Lawrence student, you're eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships. Funding can help defray transportation costs, living expenses, and more so you can pursue opportunities that will expand your classroom learning and help you acquire important transferrable skills for future success.
Alumni can offer invaluable insights into your fields of interest and provide career advice to help you reach your goals.
These Lawrence alumni are currently working in nonprofit, education, or social impact careers:
- Brittany Neil '16, English Teacher at Elkhart Lake High School
- Jonah Nigh '02, SVP for Development and Alumni Engagement at The New School
- Xue Yan '16, Senior Assistant Director for Admission at Vassar College
Connect with them on Viking Connect for an informational interview. (PS. Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!)
Professional associations are a great source of field-specific information, career path ideas, and networking contacts. Examples of associations for educators and community engagement professionals: