Enhance Your Resume as You Change the World

"an Amazon.com of the nonprofit world.”


We are recruiting high-performing Indian students (both Indian citizens and US citizens) to join us as Public Engagement Interns. 

Feed a child

Preserve the wilderness

Stop sexual abuse

Shelter animals

How You Benefit

  • Use your skills, talent, and creativity to:
  • make the world a better place (this may be the single greatest opportunity for you to make a difference)
  • take on a leadership role, learn, and develop your skills
  • make friends and build your network at your school and nationwide
  • enhance your resume with a record of achievement and service with an American nonprofit.

Unpaid / Possible Credit

  • We offer a great experience, but we are a nonprofit. Therefore:
  • This is an unpaid position.
  • This position is eligible for credit and for community service hours at many schools.

About Changing The Present

We help nonprofits and schools capture some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents.


We do that by making the experience of a donation, which you give in a friend's name, feel like a rewarding present and an appealing alternative to buying yet more "stuff." We provide:

  • tangible charitable gifts (preserve an acre of the rain forest, fund an hour of cancer research, etc.)
  • personalized printed greeting cards
  • wish lists and registries
  • gift cards, etc.

This slideshow shows how it works.

Imagine the impact we can make together as more and more people adopt this more meaningful type of giving!


Supply a Classroom

Fund Micro-Loans

Combat blindness

Provide safe drinking water

Sponsor cancer research

This is Prestigious and Competitive

We seek undergrad and graduate students who:

  • have an outstanding academic record and a proven history of leadership
  • are active and involved in activities on campus.
  • commit to at least three hours per week during the summer or the academic year. (If you can spend at least ten hours per week, please see our opportunities for internships, which can be done remotely/online).

What You Will Do

You will use social media, email, and in-person conversations to raise awareness of Changing The Present among:

  • Indian students, student organizations, and faculty.
  • students and recent graduates on OPT who might be interested in our internship program
  • college students in India who seek a virtual internship with an American nonprofit to strengthen their application to American graduate schools and to enhance their resumes for job-hunting in the U.S.
  • nonprofits, schools, temples, and community centers so they can attract new funding.

We Provide the Tools You Need to Succeed

We will provide detailed instructions, message templates, downloadable flyers, digital graphics, and other marketing assets for your use. We also welcome your great ideas.

A Nationwide Community of Indian Engagement Interns  

We plan to have multiple Engagement Interns at each school, and we will provide an online community for you to connect with one another, as well as with those at other schools nationwide. That will let you collaborate, share tips, celebrate your successes, and build your network.

Other Opportunities with Changing The Present

We have a wide range of other internship and volunteer roles, including:

Our Team

Here are a few of the wonderful people on our team. See what they and others say about working with us.:

Apply Now!

This is prestigious and competitive. If you are a high-achieving student and would like to join us, please use the form below to apply.

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Thank you very much!