2023 Internship Program

  • Date Posted
  • Application Deadline April 2, 2023
  • Department Communications
  • Location Flint, Michigan

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s 2023 Internship Program will run from June 5 through August 10. Interns will earn $18 per hour and have an opportunity to work with one of Mott’s program teams or communications department. They also will learn about our administrative departments: accounting, facilities, grants administration, human resources, information technology and investments. Participants will take part in the program in person at the Foundation’s headquarters in Flint, Michigan. For non-local interns, subsidized housing is available at the University of Michigan-Flint for a reasonable cost. The housing is conveniently located just two blocks from the Foundation’s headquarters.

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 2023 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 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 may be particularly well-suited for the program.

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

  • Programs — Education
  • Programs — Environment
  • Programs — Flint Area
  • Communications

Program interns will work within a team setting on a variety of issues and topics relevant to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests. Assignments will vary based on the Foundation’s needs and 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: gathering background for stories; drafting copy; recording and editing video; and preparing photographs and graphics for posting on the Foundation’s website and social media. The intern will, at a minimum, have the opportunity to contribute to strategy and 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 an internship should apply by April 2, 2023, with a resume, cover letter and grades to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested parties to apply as soon as possible.

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 2021, the Foundation made 382 grants totaling more than $171 million and had year-end assets of approximately $4.2 billion. For more information, visit