Non-Profit and Public Benefit

Explore careers in the non-profit and public benefit sector by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

Quicklinks: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations & Departmental ResourcesAlumni to Know

Job and Internship Resources

For nonprofit opportunities that address specific subject areas, view the subject based industry page (e.g., arts, education, health and human services, and sports).




Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • Campus Kitchen - Organization combats hunger and promotes nutrition by recovering and reusing food that would otherwise go to waste into balanced meals for low-income members of the community in Rockbridge County. Volunteers also develop valuable relationships with clients.
  • Take 2 - Take 2 is a club that collects second hand clothes and accessories from students and then (hopes to have) a annual or bi-annual sale with all proceeds benefiting TrueMission Virginia. TrueMission Virginia is partnering with Safe Street Ministries in Roanoke to build a safe house for minor girls rescued from human trafficking. We named the club Take 2 because we are not only giving the clothes a second chance, but most importantly these girls a second chance at life.

Alumni To Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with progressional. Below are some alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource. To connect with someone, log in to Colonnade Connections and find their contact information. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.  

Contact Alumni

Paul Negron '03

Paul graduated from Washington and Lee in 2003 with a bachelor of arts in communications. Shortly after graduation, he moved to South Florida where he worked in a variety or marketing and communications roles. Looking to pursue new opportunities at mission-based organizations, Paul moved to Washington, DC in 2013. He currently works as the communications manager for the Urban Libraries Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting the values of North America's leading public library systems. Paul manages ULC's communications initiatives and public relations outreach. An experienced storyteller for local, state and national audiences, he has a proven track record of driving communications and social media strategy. Prior to joining ULC, Paul served as the public affairs specialist for the DC State Board of Education.

Ben Ersing '12

As an undergrad at W&L, Ben created his own major in "International Political Economy," minored in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and was part of the wrestling team and General's Development Initiative (GenDev). Ben first became curious about Social Entrepreneurship when he received a grant to do research with an NGO on the US/Mexico border.