Making a Difference


Get Involved

Our students get involved... with hands-on learning in their coursework, in the community, and across the world.

A bachelor’s degree from NIU in Nonprofit and NGO Studies does more than just prepare you for a career in non-profit management. Even before graduation, our program provides outstanding opportunities for real-world experience.

Our approach to engaged learning takes you out of the classroom, providing the foundation for a successful career while contributing to society. Learn more about the unique ways you can make a difference through service projects, study abroad programs, for-profit and non-profit internships and research

Engaged learning is an important step to a meaningful nonprofit career. Your hands-on involvement shows employers that you are a valuable asset to their organization - willing to take on a challenge, gain experience and learn new skills.

Newman Civic Fellow

photo of Miriam Figueroa

Congratulations to Miriam Figueroa, she is the 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellow Award recipient!