Arts and Culture Summer Internship
The Kresge Foundation has an opening for an internship in its Arts & Culture Program.
About the foundation
The Kresge Foundation is metro Detroit's largest private, national foundation, with more than $3.5 billion in its endowment, a growing staff of nearly 100 employees and a mission to expand opportunities in America's cities for people with low income. We do this through grantmaking and social investing in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, as well as community development in Detroit and across the United States.
The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters is located in metro Detroit. The modern facility is anchored by a 19th-century farmhouse and a new expansion that houses both a cafeteria and a convening center. Kresge also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.
About the internship
The intern will assist The Kresge Foundation by supporting the Arts & Culture Program team’s program strategy and learning and evaluation framework, which could include research support for the development of white papers and scans.
The intern will have the opportunity to shadow members of the team through the grant-review process, attending team and foundationwide meetings and selected site visits. The intern will work directly with each member of the team. The internship is an excellent opportunity to hone analytical skills, explore the evaluation-research fields, become familiar with philanthropy and become immersed in the emerging field of Creative Placemaking at the cutting edge of arts and community development practices.
- Collect information from a variety of sources including an analysis of current in-house material (grant applications and interim reports) and other programmatic materials
- Create reports and other related resources that will be used to inform our partners, grantees and the Creative Placemaking field of practice
- Assist with data entry, review and analysis of the material gathered
- Assist with sharing the findings
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Undergraduate rising senior majoring in arts, public policy, public administration, community development, urban planning or design
- Ability to prioritize a heavy workload
- Organizational skills are a must
What we offer our interns
- Housing stipend of $350 per month for out-of-state candidates
- Enrollment in “After 5 Detroit” activities
- Volunteer opportunity
- Team-building experience
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks daily for a minimal charge from our Cafeteria.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by January 23, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kresge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants.