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John N. Barnes Environmental Education Endowment

In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County. 

The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.

What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.


Nonprofit Internship Center

The Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from area students who are interested in an internship opportunity this summer with a local nonprofit organization. 

Below you will find a list of the organizations that would like to host a student intern during the summer of 2017. Click on the organization name for a complete description of the internship opportunity.

To apply for an internship, click the link at the very bottom of the page.  Internships are primarily intended for high school and college students that are residents of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanu County. Internship opportunities will be posted until positions are filled.

2017 Available Internships:


Details and Process for Organizations:

  • Organizations indicate interest in hosting a summer intern by submitting a Nonprofit Internship Opportunity Summary.
  • Internship opportunities received are posted on the Community Foundation website.
  • Area students submit applications for an internship and indicate for which internship opportunities they are interested in being considered.
  • Once student applications are collected, they are shared with appropriate host organizations; it is the responsibility of the organization to select their student intern (interview process is recommended).
  • Internships are generally completed during the 2017 Summer (exact dates of an internship are to be determined by host organization and selected intern)
  • Student interns may be asked to submit to the Community Foundation a journal of their experience (host organization may request a copy).

Community Foundation Funding:

  • The Community Foundation does not have funding available in 2017 to support paid internship opportunities.  

If you have questions regarding the Nonprofit Internship Center, contact Gina Thornbury at gthornbury@gtrcf.org or 231-935-4066.

Apply NOW for an Internship

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