Youth Philanthropy

Tim Kaulen speaks to the Summer Youth Philanthropy interns about the importance of art to a community's vitality.

The Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program enables the Endowments to incorporate a youth voice in its grantmaking by engaging young adults in the selection process while helping them to learn about philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and issues affecting their communities.

The Summer Youth Philanthropy internship program provides recent high school graduates from the Pittsburgh region with opportunities to help improve local communities by developing and implementing a youth philanthropy project. The interns, who are paid for their work, are divided into teams to research issues affecting youth and their communities, identify priority areas, develop funding guidelines, solicit proposals and recommend grant awards. For information on what interns have funded in the past, please review the yearly program recaps, left. Previous interns have said that this opportunity helped to prepare them for college, enabled them to become more connected to the community, and taught them new skills.

We seek candidates for the Heinz Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program who are curious, compassionate and creative, and are interested in promoting equity in the Pittsburgh region.

The application period for this program is now closed.

Questions? Please contact:

Pamela Little-Poole
Program Manager, Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program

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