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Internship: Teen Trust Student Director

About Teen Trust: The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s Teen Trust program is a model for youth philanthropy. Each year, a diverse group of students from area high schools allocates $15,000 to nonprofit agencies in Black Hawk County. Using a grant application system, site visits, and training seminars, the Trustees work as a team to decide which organizations to assist through financial aid or volunteerism. Teen Trust was created with a vision in mind - to prepare youth to be “trustees of their community.” 

Job Purpose:  Responsible for effectively managing the Teen Trust youth philanthropy program.


  • Temporary Part-Time Internship
  • Reports to Manager of Donor Relations & Data Services


  • Coordinate and implement a retreat day for the Trustees prior to the beginning of their term.
  • Coordinate, implement, and facilitate bi-weekly Teen Trust meetings.
  • Assist in organizing and participate in Teen Trust activities, including service projects and fundraising.
  • Update the Program Director on a regular basis regarding Teen Trust progress/process.
  • Facilitate and assist the students in the grant making process.
  • Assist in development, coordination, and implementation of communications and publicity efforts.
  • Assist in development, coordination, and implementation of leadership training activities with the students.
  • Coordinate year-end grant presentations/distribution and an annual student celebration event.
  • Create and implement a recruitment plan as well as interview potential Teen Trust members.
  • Above all, mentor the Teen Trustees, guide their development as philanthropists, and act as a professional and respected ambassador for the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Skills/Qualifications/Personal Characteristics:  

  • College student.
  • Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Competent computer skills and knowledge. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
  • Preferred major in non-profit management or youth service.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Travel: Minimal.

To apply for this position: Email a resume and cover letter to Sloan Alberhasky, Teen Trust Student Director, at