Internships

The Healing Trust offers two paid internship opportunities for 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 the ways that grantmaking foundations utilize communication strategies to support their missions.

This internship is paid and the intern must be enrolled in a graduate program for the entirety of the internship.

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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 the ways that grantmaking foundations utilize communication strategies to support their missions.

This internship is paid and the intern must be enrolled in a graduate program for the entirety of the internship.

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All positions have been filled for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. Email jennifer.oldham@healingtrust.org to receive updates about this program.

*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.