The Community Foundation team members enjoy serving LaGrange County by providing efficient service to our donors, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and community. Our dedicated staff work with donors to build endowments that create positive and sustainable change through grantmaking, fund management, community outreach, and more.

It is an honor and privilege to serve donors in our community.

 

Now Accepting applications for Spring/Summer Intern

Time Requirement:  39.5 hours per week during the spring/summer. Full-time from May 10, 2021 through Aug. 13, 2021 

Organization Overview: The LaGrange County Community Foundation has served the people of LaGrange County for 30 years. The Foundation accepts gifts, both large and small, from donors, invests these assets, and awards grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students.

The LaGrange County Community Foundation’s mission is to: “Inspire and Sustain Generosity, Leadership and Service in LaGrange County”. 

We serve our mission by:

  • Being a bridge that connects donors with causes they love.
  • Supporting ideas and programs that help our community thrive.
  • Providing information, support or training to local nonprofits.

Internship Program Overview: The LaGrange County Community Foundation Inc. offers one spring/summer paid internship opportunity for students enrolled at any Indiana higher educational institution. This internship is designed to provide meaningful projects and opportunities to help the intern develop work related skills and assist the Community Foundation on various projects directly related to its mission. The hours are between regular office hours, 8 am and 5 pm, but may extend into the evening depending upon meetings or special events. 

Marketing Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation of news releases for various media outlets and/or write and draft articles for the Community Foundation’s print, electronic newsletters, blog or annual report
  • Prepare biographical histories on existing endowment funds and collect donor photos
  • Meet and interview donors and grantees
  • Shoot photos for print and electronic newsletters, Foundation archives
  • Assist with the design and creation of various collateral and promotional items
  • Assist with website development and updating contact pages
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Currently in pursuit of an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degree at an Indiana college or university.
  • Currently a sophomore, junior or senior or enrolled in graduate school
  • Ability to clearly and articulately write copy that is meaningful, interesting and readable to the general population 
  • Knowledge of and experience working with social media tools and techniques
  • Excellent grammar skills
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, mail merges, Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Preference to journalism, marketing, graphic design, public relations, communications or English writing
  • Desire to serve in a nonprofit working environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a changing environment
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically and to synthesize large amounts of data
  • Experience working with a variety of technology tools
  • Ability to maintain a consistent work schedule
  • Excellent work ethic by arriving on time each day

If this sounds like a good fit for you please email a cover letter and resume to Leanna Martin, lmartin@lccf.net

Resumes will be accepted until April 5, 2021.