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Patricia Harvey, WWU, Class of 2011

Patricia Harvey, Class of 2011

Major: Accounting
Minor: Business Administration

I obtained a business internship with NISH, which is a nationwide nonprofit. I worked for the Northwest branch which is located in Seattle. In the summer of 2011 the Northwest Region employed four interns in marketing, business development, and contract management. This is a paid internship and there is some flexibility with the beginning and end dates. NISH coordinates contracts between the U.S. Federal government and non-profit agencies that employee people with disabilities. NISH funds itself, so there's no fund raising involved and the atmosphere is both very professional and very friendly.

Overall it was a great experience, and I would recommend it especially for business students who are interested in non-profit or government. My internship was not directly related to my major, but that was okay for me. There are accounting and finance internship positions available at the much larger office in Washington D.C. If you are interested, contact NISH at: www.nish.org

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