2021 Internship Program

Date Posted

April 16, 2021

Department

Programs, Communications

Location

Virtual

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s 2021 Internship Program is a fully virtual, paid program that will run from June 21 through August 6. Interns will earn $17 per hour and have an opportunity to work with one of Mott’s program teams or our communications department. They also will learn about our administrative departments: accounting, facilities, grants administration, human resources, information technology and investments.

Mott’s summer internship program aims to provide an enriching and rewarding learning experience for students with varying career aspirations. 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.

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

The 2021 Internship Program will be open to students who are:

  • Enrolled, full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Entering at least their junior or senior year of undergraduate school.
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to work a 35-hour week.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

Candidates for 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 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 – Civil Society
  • Programs – Education
  • Programs – Environment
  • Programs – Flint Area
  • Communications

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 virtual 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: gathering background for stories; drafting copy; recording and editing video; and preparing photographs and graphics for posting on social media and the Foundation’s website. The intern will, at a minimum, have the opportunity to contribute to content creation and strategy 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 an internship should apply by May 30, 2021, with a resume, cover letter and grades to hr@mott.org.

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. In 2020, the Foundation made 413 grants totaling more than $133 million and had year-end assets of approximately $3.6 billion. For more information, visit www.mott.org.