Mott Foundation Internship Program

Employment Opportunity
2019 Internship Program
Position Descriptions
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, grantmaking or communications divisions. All internships will be based out of
the Foundation’s headquarters in Flint, Michigan.
The 2019 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, and 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 – Civil Society
• Programs – Education
• Programs – Environment
• Programs – Flint
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.
How to Apply
Individuals interested in this position should apply by March 31, 2019, with a resume, cover
letter, and grades to [email protected]
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.
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 2018, the Foundation made 358 grants totaling more than $132 million. For more
information, visit