The Door County Community Foundation is offering an opportunity for a motivated college student (or high school student that will be a senior this Fall) to learn more about the philanthropic world by working as our Summer Intern. It’s ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in non-profit organizations, human services, or government.
This internship opportunity is designed to provide a young person an invaluable educational experience while still performing real work tasks for the Community Foundation.
We try to set aside approximately 1 of every 5 of work hours purely as “learning time” for the intern. During that period, the intern is invited to sit in on meetings with non-profit leaders, observe our internal committee meetings, unofficially participate in the grant evaluation process, and otherwise just shadow the professionals in our office. The other 4 out of every 5 work hours the intern will be doing actual administrative work for the Community Foundation.
You’ll learn more about:
• How foundations evaluate grant applications submitted by non-profit organizations
• The mechanics of the granting process
• Developing relationships with our friends and donors
• How foundations bring people together to accomplish great things for the community
You’ll help us by:
• Contacting charities to update our grantee due diligence files
• Updating and maintaining our donor files
• Assisting with special events, mailings, and other donor related activities
• Performing a myriad of general administrative tasks as needed
We expect that you are:
• Conscientious and detail-oriented
• Willing to maintain a high level of personal and professional integrity
• Able to keep confidential all donor and grantee information
• Capable of working with others to accomplish the Community Foundation’s mission
• Interested in having fun and enjoying your colleagues and work
• 40 hours per week during your summer break
• Workday is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch
• Unpaid time off can be arranged for family vacations, etc.
• As this is a temporary summer position, no benefits are provided other than copious amounts of free caffeinated beverages
• Full-Time, temporary, non-exempt internship
To apply, send cover letter, resume with applicable work history, and at least two references to:
Door County Community Foundation
222 N. 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Emailed resumes are preferred
• Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled
• We will begin reviewing resumes on Monday, April 20
• Interviews will begin in late April
• Interviews can occur in person or by video conference if you are not in the County
The position begins when the student is out of school (typically late May for college students and early June for high school seniors) and continues until the student returns to school (typically mid to late August). The specific start and end date will work around the student’s school schedule.