About CMF & the History of the Mawby Internship
- The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) is a statewide association of foundations and corporations which make grants for charitable purposes. CMF’s mission is to grow the impact of Michigan philanthropy. To learn more about CMF, visit www.michiganfoundations.org
- In 1995, as a result of a generous gift from Dr. Russell G. Mawby, president emeritus of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Mawby Fund for Kids was established as a permanent endowment fund at CMF to promote the involvement of Michigan youth in philanthropy. The priority of the Fund is to support a summer internship at CMF for a college student who is an alumnus of a Michigan Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The Mawby Fund for Kids Summer Internship is a paid internship focused on planning the annual Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference and other youth related work.
- The interviewing process will require a minimum of one video interview.
The Mawby Intern will begin working with CMF in January 2021 for approximately 5-10 hours/week, until the end of April. This early work is very flexible and can be scheduled around classes and other commitments. The majority of work for this internship will be completed remotely via e-mail/phone/virtual meetings. The Mawby Intern will transition to 40 hours/week in early May – August. From September -November the Mawby intern will transition back to 5-10 hours per week.
As part of the job responsibilities, the intern will attend and assist with:
- Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference logistics, including planning, session design help, registration processes, and facilitation in June
- Help facilitate 2021 Winter Planning Retreat in February
- Communicating with the MCFYP Committee on monthly video meetings
- Serving as a liaison and assistant for the MCFYP Committee before, during, and after the conference
- Writing, designing, and publishing a summer issue of the annual newsletter, YACkety YAC
- Developing and producing reports, agendas, a legacy manual, and other materials as needed
- Attendance of other CMF sponsored events
- YAC Fall Training planning and facilitation help where possible
- Social media coordinator
- Assist as needed with other youth related work
*All in-person programs are contingent on COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
- Youth philanthropy experience
- Nonprofit Organization knowledge and experience
- Organized and detailed oriented
- Event planning experience preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills - able to connect with students, advisors, and staff
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite and Outlook is a plus
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Social media management – working knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and Canva or similar online design tools
- Alumni of Michigan Community Foundations’ Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) Preferred but not required.
- Completed at least 1 semester of college and currently enrolled in college
- Minimum 19 years old (as of December 2020)
- Attended at least one Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference. Preferred but not required.
Compensation & College Credit
The intern will receive $13.00/hour throughout the internship (January- November) and a $1,000 scholarship to be used at your college/university.