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Programs Intern - Spring 2018 Semester

Truman Heartland Community Foundation seeks a talented, motivated student with an interest in nonprofit management, higher education administration, or a related field for our Programs Internship during Spring 2018 semester. 

The Programs Intern will provide assistance to the Director of Programs and Donor Services in the administration of the Community Foundation’s scholarships programs.  Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages nearly 80 active scholarship funds and awards nearly $250,000 in scholarships to deserving students each year.

Reports to: Director of Programs & Donor Services

Hours and Compensation

This position will be part-time with a 10-15 hour weekly commitment. Upon completion of a successful internship, a $1,000 stipend will be provided. Truman Heartland Community Foundation will also complete any requirements to ensure college credit is earned if applicable.

Job Responsibilities

The Programs Internship is an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student in nonprofit management, higher education administration, or a related field to gain valuable work experience in nonprofit program management. Your work in this internship will include - 

  • Assisting with preparing for scholarship season by managing scholarship applications, ensuring applicants meet minimum qualifications, and distributing scholarship applications to outside committees for review
  • Coordinating with Advisory Board members for participation in scholarship application review
    Preparing for Board of Directors Scholarship Committee meetings
  • Creating and sending award and declination letters to applicants as well as notifying high schools of their recipients
  • Miscellaneous other projects related to the administration of the Community Foundation’s Scholarships

Relevant Experience

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in any two or four-year degree program. Students of any grade may apply and graduate level students are encouraged to apply. 

  • Applicant must have a strong interest in non-profit management, higher education administration, or other related fields
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and an ability to work under pressure 
  • Tech literacy and an ability to learn new software applications quickly
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

How to Apply

Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Rachael Cassiday Watkins, Director of Programs and Donor Services, at watkins@thcf.org.

Company Overview 

Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) serves individuals who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good and help them do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner. THCF is a 501(c) (3) public charity committed to improving the communities in and around Eastern Jackson County through cooperation with community members and donors. THCF serves the region with assets of $38 million and annual grants surpassing $3 million. 


Interested in applying?

Email your resume and cover letter to Rachael Watkins, Director of Programs & Donor Services.



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