Nonprofit Leadership Association (NLA) Certificate Program
Are you a young adult who wants to make a positive impact in
the local community, in your home town, in our nation, or around the
globe? Are there pressing social issues about
which you feel passionate? Are you
looking for an exciting and rewarding direction for your future career? Then check out RMU’s Nonprofit Leadership Association (NLA) certificate program!
RMU offers a program through which undergraduate students of
diverse majors can explore careers and prepare for entry level professional positions in
the not-for-profit sector. In addition to
completing all work required for a Bachelor’s degree, students take three non-credit, multi-session workshops taught by RMU’s Bayer Center for Nonprofit
Management and complete a 150 - hour supervised internship at a not-for-profit organization of the
student’s choice. Students also actively
participate in a vibrant student organization that focuses on community service and
A student works through the certificate program at his/her own pace over the four years as an undergraduate. Each student
receives one-on-one mentoring from the Director of Student Civic Engagement who has a Master’s
degree in Public Policy and Management (Nonprofit Management concentration) and
has spent her entire career in the not-for-profit sector.
Students who come to RMU are impressive! Some have already done hundreds of hours of
community service in high school. Others
dream of starting their own not-for-profit organizations to address today’s most challenging
social issues. Still others simply want
to “help people.” If any of these
describe you, then check out RMU's Nonprofit Leadership Association!