Mawby Internship, Council of Michigan Foundations

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. We lead, strengthen and support Michigan’s community of philanthropy in the relentless pursuit of equitable systems and inclusive diversity. To learn more about CMF, visit
  • 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 interviewing process will require a minimum of one video interview and a written exercise.

The Mawby Intern will begin working with CMF in January 2022 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 2022 Winter Planning Virtual Workshop 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
  • 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 content creator and coordinator
  • Assist as needed with other youth related work

While this position will be exclusively virtual initially, as we monitor health and safety conditions, we anticipate occasional in person work during the summer full time months. During these times the Intern will be asked to travel within the state.



  • 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 2021)
  • Attended at least one Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference. Preferred but not required.

Essential Skills

  • 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
Salary & Benefits: 

Compensation & College Credit
The intern will receive $16.00/hour throughout the internship (January- November) and a $2,500 scholarship to be used at your college/university provided towards the end of the internship.

How To Apply: 

Applications for the 2022 internship are due by Monday December 6, 2021 by email to Olivia Henry at: [email protected]

Download Application Here

Hiring Organization: 
Council of Michigan Foundations
Mawby Internship
Hiring Deadline: 
December 6, 2021
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