Summer 2014 Internships

Family Futures provides many internship opportunities. With a variety of specialties that work for all majors, they are a great way to gain real-world experience in the non-profit sector. You can also earn college credits, gain marketable experience, increase your social network, and work with a diverse and fun staff. Best of all, you’ll gain the satisfaction of helping to make a positive difference in the lives of countless West Michigan families.

Apply for an Internship

The application period for summer 2014 is now CLOSED.

You can apply now for the Fall 2014 Semester (August-December). Applications will be reviewed starting in June and interviews will be held throughout June and July.

In order to apply for an internship please complete our quick, online Internship Application. For more information, please call (616) 454-HOPE (4673) ext. 149 or email

Current Internship Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for fall 2014 internships. Please click the internship title to download position description. Please note these will be updated in May 2014.

Nonprofit Accounting Intern (1): This internship provides experience in accounts payable, bookkeeping, computer skills, and may include program specific budgeting and preparation for various reports.

Violence Prevention Intern Position Description (1): Throughout Kent County, Family Futures provides educational sessions to diverse audiences on a wide variety of topics, helping to create a more informed community that is invested in prevention. This intern will support programming by being organized and dedicated to outreach.

Childhood and Community Development Intern Position Description (7):  These interns support families in Kent County through the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a child developmental screening tool.  The purpose of this free and voluntary program is to provide parents with valuable information about their child’s development and community resources. All interns will assist in the day to day operations of Connections with emphasis in the following areas:

Expansion (1): expanding Connections programs to Medical providers, Childcare center providers, and geographical areas.

Community Intern (2): share your time between another community nonprofit and Connections

Membership (1): developing and implementing a fee-based program, ideal for business majors

Childhood Development (2): This intern will be the lead for following up with our Connections parents

Foster Care (1): implement social-emotional developmental component of Connections with foster care agencies.

Volunteer Services Intern (1): Gain knowledge and experience in the general principles of prevention and non-profit work along with volunteer management best practices, relationship building, and project coordination.

Interdisciplinary Intern Position Description(1): The student with interdisciplinary studies emphasis will shine in this cross department opportunity. Examples include data analysis, research and program improvement.

Social Services Intern (1): A student with a social work emphasis and skills in program management and client contact will excel in this internship.  The intern will be working within the Kent County Healthy Start program at Family Futures.  Healthy Start is a unique primary prevention collaborative for parents in Kent County that is coordinated through Family Futures.