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2018 Internship Program

Anna Siriano, February 6, 2018

The 10-week internships, which run from June through mid-August, are paid positions without benefits. Designed to expose students to the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, the internship experience will help develop and strengthen the professional skills required to work in these fields. Assignments will vary, but generally include positions within the Foundation’s administrative, analytical, research, communications or grantmaking divisions. All internships will be based out of the Foundation’s headquarters in Flint, Michigan.

The 2018 Internship Program will be open to students who are:

Enrolled full-time undergraduates entering their junior or senior year;
Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher;
Able to work a 35-hour week; and
Legally authorized to work in the United States.

Candidates for these internship positions should be team players able to solve problems, organize their work, communicate effectively, pay attention to detail, and maintain a professional attitude and work habits. The Foundation is particularly interested in students majoring in areas of study related to nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. While all majors are welcome to apply, students in programs that relate to the Foundation’s interests in education, the environment, community development, economic vitality and social change communications are particularly well suited for the program.

Please review the opportunities listed below, and indicate in your cover letter which of the following areas interest(s) you:

Programs — Education
Programs — Environment
Program interns will work on a variety of issues and topics relevant to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests within a team setting. Assignments will vary based on a combination of the Foundation’s needs and on the interests of the intern. All interns will, at a minimum, have the opportunity to conduct research on issues, contribute to the development of strategies, write internal recommendations and/or analyze potential grants and accompany program staff to meetings and/or events.

The Communications intern will assist in developing strategy and content for external communications. The intern will work on a variety of projects, which may include: shooting and editing video; drafting copy; preparing photographs and graphics for posting on social media and the Foundation’s website; and archiving photos. The intern will, at a minimum, have the opportunity to contribute to developing strategy and to create content for Foundation communications. Potential candidates should indicate any prior experience in journalism, social media, video production or the Adobe Creative Suite.

How to Apply
Individuals interested in this position should apply by March 9, 2018, with a resume, cover letter, and grades to

The Mott Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Hiring decisions at the Mott Foundation are based on the qualifications of the candidate and the operational needs of the Mott Foundation.

More information.

About the Mott Foundation
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Education, Environment, and Flint Area. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg, and London. With year-end assets of approximately $3 billion in 2017, the Foundation made 375 grants totaling more than $122 million. For more information, visit