Annual MBA Non-Profit Internship Fund Auction to Benefit Fellow Students

February 08, 2006

Cynthia S. Shaw
(202) 687-4080

Annual MBA Non-Profit Internship Fund Auction to Benefit Fellow Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Score the dream date with a classmate, snicker while your professor slices his third seven iron into the lake or be chauffeured down M Street in style: and all for a good cause! These prizes and many more are up for bid at the 3rd Annual MBA Non-Profit Internship Fund Auction taking place on February 10th. The auction will be held at 8pm in Copley Formal Lounge located on the Georgetown University campus.

The Non-Profit Internship Fund (NIF) is a student organization that offers financial assistance to first-year MBAs with unpaid non-profit internships. Last year, the NIF doubled its number of scholarships to provide eight students with stipends. With the funds raised from the auction they hope to meet or surpass last years' success. Last year Georgetown MBAs spent their summer months on board at Bosfam, Community Wealth Ventures, International Giving, OPIC, Share our Strength, USAID and the US Dept of Commerce.

Established in 2001, the NIF mission is to allow MBA students valuable work experience in the non-profit or public sector without having to make a financial sacrifice. Most other top MBA programs have similar stipend programs, and student organizers felt that Georgetown should be no exception.

Bryant Lee (MBA '07), who is a member of the 11 student committee said, "We're essentially helping out our colleagues who are taking unpaid internships at non-profit organizations. These are the type of people who want to use their MBA skills to better the world in some way, and we don't want them to be discouraged from pursuing those goals. This is our way to help out."

Donations were made by faculty, alumni and classmates and cover a large range of events and services. Prizes such as poker night for eight with Professor Pinkowitz, a week's stay at a mountain cabin for six, and two front row tickets to a National's game are designed for larger groups. The $15 admission per person covers an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Last minute donations or questions about attending: contact Bryant W. Lee at or (617) 939-6342.

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