The YMCA kicked off its 5th annual Intern Challenge.

18 students accepted their first round challenge Monday at the Goldie B. Floberg Center.  They’re creating a brand awareness plan, a signature fundraising event, and a promotional video for the center.  Floberg’s President says he’s excited to expose students to the world of non-profits.

“There’s amazing work being done in the non-profit sector,” said John Pingo.  “We’re very excited to introduce possibly for the first time many of these young bright individuals to the types of opportunity the non-profit sector can provide.”

The contestants compete each week to win a college scholarship and a paid internship with the YMCA.