Teaching the Class of 2009

How nonprofit groups can get stellar work from summer interns

In a time of tightened budgets and slimmer staffs, many organizations will rely more heavily than ever on the energy and extra hands of summer interns.

But interns also present challenges, often stemming from their inexperience. Thoughtful preparation, say both nonprofit managers and educators, is essential to ensure that internships work well for both students and employers,

To start, both charities and prospective interns need to approach the arrangement with the seriousness