Austin involved

Board Internship Program

The Austin Involved Board Internship Program, produced in partnership with Mission Capital and the Austin Young Chamber, is designed to create nonprofit board members who are immediately prepared to serve our community. The purpose of the Board Internship Program is to connect local professionals with Austin area nonprofits in need of well-prepared board members. Participants will leave the program ready to commit their time and leadership skills to a cause they are passionate about.

The internship program consists of two levels of learning: classroom instruction focused on the application of best-practices in a nonprofit board setting and practical learning with current nonprofit staff and board members. At each session, participants will hear from nonprofit representatives who give a real-world context to the material.

Applications for the next session will be open spring, 2019. The 2019 dates are July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31st.

For Applicants

Topics covered by experts in the field to include: the nonprofit cycle & board responsibilities, how to identify your cause, as well as governance & fiduciary responsibilities.

We will be selecting approximately 50 participants for next year's program.

Time Commitment
The program requires approximately 12 hours over four (4) educational sessions. Sessions are weekly from 6-9pm.

The success of the program depends on the full commitment of each participant to attend all program sessions, arrive on time and participate fully. While we recognize that emergencies do arise, more than one session absence will result in dismissal from the program.

$175 which includes all materials and dinner at each classroom session. Scholarships are available.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Catherine Lucchesi at or (512) 717-4194.

Member Discussion

The thought behind Austin Involved is simple:

Build the next generation of philanthropists, board members and community leaders for Central Texas. If you are interested in learning more please contact Catherine Lucchesi at or 512-717-4194.