Traverse City Record-Eagle

Latest News - Mobile

June 18, 2014

Opportunity to serve, get paid

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation is working with local nonprofit organizations to set up paid internships in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties for qualified applicants who seek to make a difference in their community.

“We believe in our nonprofit work in our community,” foundation Grant Making and Program Officer Gina Limbocker said. “We want to provide students opportunities to get involved in the nonprofit sector.”

The foundations teams donors, nonprofit organizations and volunteers to work in the community. Currently the Grand Traverse Area Children’s Garden, The Great Lakes Children’s Museum, and the Benzie Conservation District are offering paid internships for eligible students or recent graduates who are interested in serving their community.

“Interns can build their resume, gain experience for a job and find out whether facilitating programs for children is in their future,” Great Lakes Children’s Museum Administrator Martha Belfour said.

Museum officials seek an intern to coordinate the Mad Science Monday program with hands-on science activities and facilitate the interactive story times and art programs.

Mike Treadwell is program director for the Children’s Garden at the Traverse Area District Library. He wants to find a high school student with an interest in horticulture or agricultural education to help run the gardening program.

“This is part community garden and part summer camp,” he said. “The summer position will help students connect with what they want to do in college, and an intern will have real hands-on experience in leading young people.”

The gardening program works with more than 100 children to teach about gardening, nutrition, conservation, and preserving the environment.

Foundation officials said local internships provide valuable work experience, networking opportunities, and give qualified candidates an edge in the job market while they explore career opportunities.

Those interested in a summer internship can apply through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation at

Text Only

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl