Meet the 2013 Mawby Intern!
Name: Mackenzie Price
Year: Junior at Hillsdale College
Home YAC: Hillsdale County Community Foundation (HCCF)
Favorite YAC experience: My favorite YAC experience was my first meeting at HCCF. It was a grant meeting and, while I couldn’t vote, I sat in awe of the entire process. The fact that youth, people my age, had written these grants and were presenting them to a youth board to help other youth in their area blew me away. In that moment, I knew that I had found something I was passionate about. My grantmaking and philanthropic journey started from that meeting and has led me to being the Mawby Intern 8 years later!
Why the Mawby Internship? I wanted to be the Mawby Intern because youth grantmaking is now in my blood! I started at HCCF when I was in 6th grade and I can’t imagine my life without it. My ideal future would involve me working with youth philanthropists, so the Mawby Internship is a great way for me to start achieving my dream.
Random Fact: My hometown is a “village” with a population of 535 and I graduated from the public high school in town with a big class of 33.
About the Mawby Internship
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 the Council of Michigan Foundations to promote Michigan youths’ involvement in philanthropy.
The current priority of the Fund is to support a summer internship at CMF for a college or university student who is an alumnus of a Michigan Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).
The Mawby Fund for Kids Summer Internship is a paid internship focused on planning the annual Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference. Applications for the 2013 internship are due by December 3rd, 2012.
New this year: We at CMF feel that involving the Mawby intern in the early stages of conference planning will provide the intern with a more hands-on and thorough experience. This year, the Mawby intern will begin working with CMF in January 2013 for approximately 5-10 hours/week, until the end of April. The location of this early work is very flexible, and can be scheduled around classes and other commitments. Most work during this time can be completed remotely via e-mail/phone. The Mawby Intern will transition to 40 hours/week in early May, when the 12 weeks of 40 hours/week on-site in our offices will begin. As part of the job responsibilities, intern will assist with:
- Planning and helping to facilitate the annual MCFYP Committee retreat in early February
- Summer Youth Leadership Conference (SYLC) logistics including planning, session design and facilitation
- Serving as a liaison and assistant for the MCFYP Committee before, during and after the SYLC
- Writing, designing and publishing a summer issue of the newsletter, Yackety YAC
- Attendance of other CMF sponsored events
Through this experience, the intern will also become familiar with the operation of the Michigan Community Foundations’ Youth Project (MCFYP) and attend other CMF meetings and activities.
- Alumni of Michigan Community Foundations’ Youth Advisory Committees (YACs)
- Minimum 1 year of college level course work or equivalent
- Minimum 19 years old (as of May, 2013)
- Has attended at least one Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference
- Experienced with youth philanthropy
- Organized and detailed oriented
- Experienced with event planning
- Excellent interpersonal skills – able to connect with students, advisors, and staff
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong oral and written communication skills
The Council of Michigan Foundations is a statewide association of foundations and corporations which make grants for charitable purposes. As a membership organization, CMF’s mission is to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan. To learn more about CMF, visit www.michiganfoundations.org
For further information please contact Surabhi Pandit at email@example.com