Since June of 2023, I (Avery Crews Prado de Lima) have had the joy of managing the Nonprofit Internship Program that had previously been guided and grown by The Patterson Foundation (TPF) Fellows Abby Rolland, Connor LaGrange, and Kellie Alexander. This opportunity for students in the Philanthropic Studies Program at Indiana University Indianapolis to participate in an internship with a nonprofit here in the Suncoast is made possible through our collaboration with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. These internship opportunities are paid, fully remote positions with The Giving Partner organizations in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.

This program is continually evolving, and TPF is always seeking unique and engaging internship profiles from our nonprofit partners. TPF's Advancing Philanthropic Leadership team is glad for the continued growth of this program and for the unique professional experiences students are able to have while participating in this program.

This semester we are pleased to share that we have three remarkable interns at three new organizations in the Suncoast region.

Lisa Clark is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor's Degree Program at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and serves as the Marketing and Engagement Intern at North Port Symphony under the guidance of Executive Director Michael Alegria. North Port Symphony is an organization focused on bringing together music lovers from all walks of life to share the joy of music.

Amira Malcom is a graduate student pursuing her Master's Degree at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and is the Community Impact Analyst at Art Center Sarasota, working with Donor Development Officer Rachel Ploss. Art Center Sarasota is a nonprofit organization with a mission of bringing together creatives and the broader public to increase understanding of our human condition, support wellbeing, and build community connection through the universal language of art.

Jordan Rosner is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor's Degree Program at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and serves as the Fundraising Planner/Analyst Intern at Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program under the guidance of Executive Director Scott Biehler. Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program has a mission of collecting funds and distributing them to those in need year-round.

As the Nonprofit Internship Program continues to develop, it is with great excitement that I look forward to learning from these three interns and organizations about their experiences this semester and continue to think about ways that this program can continue to grow.


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