Philanthropy Interns: The Class of 2023!


February 1 2023


Recipient / Philanthropy



The Conseil is delighted to present the six interns selected to take part in the 2023 edition of our Parcours program. Created for students in the cultural organization management program at HEC Montréal and the NPO financing microprogram at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Continuing Education, this initiative aims to train the next generation of philanthropy managers in the arts sector. Parcours receives funding from the Caisse Desjardins de la Culture.

Here’s some more information on the exciting challenges that await them!

Amaëlle Beuze will be joining the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Musician Amaëlle, who originally hails from Martinique, will assist in producing content that brings added value to the donor experience and support the organization in holding benefit events and rolling out a program to acknowledge major and planned gifts.

Jules Bonnet will be welcomed by the McCord Museum Foundation

During his internship, Jules will have an opportunity to apply the concepts he studied at HEC Montréal and to continue acquiring experience in philanthropy. On a more personal note, this young professional is delighted to join a leading Montréal museum whose missions, values and exhibition subjects are of great interest to him.

Sandrine Cresp-Lacroix will work with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

During her stage, Sandrine will have a chance to get hands-on experience with the Jeunes Gouverneurs committee, one of the company’s fundraising programs. In addition, she will have an opportunity to put theory into practice through activities that include securing private funding, developing partnerships and planning a benefit event.

Clémence Lavigne will be welcomed by Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

With degrees in art history, music and cinema and over 25 years’ experience as a flutist, Clémence has been a part of Montréal’s living arts scene for over 15 years. Backed by her wide-ranging experience and always looking for new challenges, she will develop, establish and strengthen channels of communications between the Foundation and its community of donors.

Geneviève Levasseur will work with Opéra de Montréal

A pianist by training and a cultural communicator by trade, Geneviève will coordinate a range of projects during her internship. They include webzines, an impact report, a visibility and recognition plan, prospecting for and identifying new partners, and preparing grant requests.

Nataly Torres Meneses will work with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation

Nataly, a Colombia native, began her career in Canada, working first in customer service in the financial sector and later in marketing and administration in the pharmaceutical industry. During her internship with the Foundation, her primary responsibility will be to assist Museum personnel in preparing their next major fundraising campaign.

Congratulations to all these interns and organizations for the wonderful professional adventures that lie ahead!

About the Parcours program

Pursuant to the 2020 study Rethinking Cultural Philanthropy in Montréal: Relationships and Community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal introduced the Parcours program to address one of the report’s recommendations: to train emerging arts professionals in philanthropy and nurture a culture of philanthropy within organizations.

Following a review of the program’s first five editions, it was decided that in order to achieve its objectives, the CAM and its partners should focus more on the intern’s experience by providing an environment that encourages field training and professional development. The Conseil is now in the process of approaching professional arts organizations that meet the program’s requirements in order to create a bank of organizations willing to host a student every year to take on philanthropy-related tasks as part of his or her university education.

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