Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation Funds New Paid Internships at Local Nonprofits
March 3, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— New paid internships at local nonprofits will be available to Illinois
Wesleyan University students, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors
The funds will establish the Mitsubishi Community Partners Program and will partially
or fully underwrite paid internships at local nonprofits based on the agencies’ ability
to fund the internships. Nonprofit community and social service agencies often lag
behind for-profit businesses in their ability to offer competitive, paid internships
due to limited financial budget. It’s anticipated up to 10 students will have internships
each semester during the 2016-2017 academic year.
“Our support of internships as part of the Mitsubishi Community Partners Program through
Illinois Wesleyan is another way Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation is investing in
Bloomington-Normal,” said Ryan Gremore, general manager of O’Brien Mitsubishi. He
said the program allows nonprofits to have access to skills and expertise they might
not otherwise have while providing experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate
The Mitsubishi Community Partnership Program will help to provide valuable skills
and resources to those agencies while introducing students to sectors of the job market
that would otherwise go undiscovered.
The number of students interning during their years at Illinois Wesleyan continues
to grow, with one in four students reporting having an internship by the time they
graduate from Illinois Wesleyan.