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Community foundation seeks college student

The LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) has announced that it plans to continue its Youth Development Intern Program and will hire a college student as the successor for that position within the next 60 days.

The part-time position is presently held by Trine University senior Laney Kratz. Kratz graduates this fall and will assist in selecting and training the new intern during this next semester in his or her responsibilities. The internship offers paid work experience with flexible hours, professional networking on a county, regional and state level with schools, community organizations and businesses, the enhancement of valuable organizational skills and the opportunity to positively impact the lives of local youth.

The primary responsibility for the intern will be to serve as the mentor and coordinator for the LIFE Youth Philanthropy Program. The 20-member LIFE group consists of young people in grades 8-12 from four LaGrange County schools. The highly participative educational program focuses on individual and group development as applied to grantmaking and community service.

The initial hiring for the intern is for the fall semester of 2013, but the foundation is especially looking for a student in his or her sophomore or junior year who will commit to additional semesters as funding may become available through an extension of the Lilly Endowment Internship Program.

For a detailed job description and an employment application, visit the “Hot Stories!” section of the LaGrange County Community Foundation website homepage at or call 260-463-4363. Submit an application along with a cover letter to the LCCF office no later than Sept. 2, 2013.