Internships

The Healing Trust offers two paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in learning more about philanthropy.  Internships are available for two semesters and provide a behind-the-scenes look into grantmaking.

Grantmaking Internship

The Healing Trust’s intern will have the opportunity to go beyond the surface of grantmaking to learn about its programs and to observe and/or participate in its grantmaking process from start to finish. This intern will write and evaluate grant proposals and dive deep into The Healing Trust’s efforts to support nonprofit staff through various programs.  Additionally, this intern will also have the opportunity to explore how grantmaking foundations utilize communication strategies to support their missions.

This internship is paid and the intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the entirety of the internship.

Get the details and apply.

Grantmaking Internship for BIPOC students*

The Healing Trust’s intern will have the opportunity to go beyond the surface of grantmaking to learn about its programs and to observe and/or participate in its grantmaking process from start to finish. This intern will write and evaluate grant proposals and dive deep into The Healing Trust’s efforts to support nonprofit staff through various programs.  Additionally, this intern will also have the opportunity to explore how grantmaking foundations utilize communication strategies to support their missions.

This internship is paid and the intern must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the entirety of the internship.

Get the details and apply. 

Apply by February 24, 2023 for summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 positions.

*A report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy revealed that 3 out of 4 full-time employees at foundations are white and 90% of CEOs at foundations are white. In 2017, we intentionally designated one of our internship positions specifically for Black students, Indigenous students, and students of color to increase racial diversity in philanthropy in Middle Tennessee.