Grants Writer and Researcher (Fall)
WhenThu Sep 21, 2017 09:00 AM - Sun Dec 31, 2017 03:00 PM
Where189 Wall StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540
The DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation was created to teach children basic financial and economic literacy skills to promote life-long financial health. The Foundation works closely with educators, opinion makers, business leaders and families to dramatically improve financial literacy and better prepare the next generation for a lifetime of good financial decisions. DMFLF creates and makes available free lessons, activities, and assessments of the highest quality to schools and teachers. We are currently developing a student-centered financial literacy program that is standards-based and provides 2.5 credit hours for high school students.
The DoughMain Education Foundation offers unpaid internships to current students and recent graduates interested in learning the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. Interns will be paired with a Foundation team member for one-on-one mentorship to gain hands-on experience in their area of interest.
- Be available to work 15-20 hours per week during regular business hours at DoughMain Education Foundation HQ Princeton, New Jersey.
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency.
- Be self-motivated, organized, willing to help with any project no matter how large or small, and be able to balance multiple priorities at once.
- Have a strong desire to make a difference, a passion for the DoughMain Education Foundation mission, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor.
If you meet all of the above requirements and would like to be considered for an internship, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and put INTERNSHIP in the subject line.
We are looking for an intern who is responsible, dependable, has good time management and communication skills, and can work well on their own. Because the position will be both in the office and within the community its important the intern is an independent worker and can follow through properly. In the very least, DMFLF needs an intern that is able to work with staff, volunteers, potential donors and major donors.
Intern should be at least 18 years of age, have excellent reading, writing and communication skills, have reliable transportation, and working phone number. An intern is required to have the ability to follow directions, speak about the organization, research, enter and track donor information utilizing various database systems, and to develop needed documents.
Interns should understand:
- Grant research and writing process
- Importance of a clear concise timeline/building schedule and meeting those deadlines
- The nature of the language needed to communicate with potential and major donors
Specific duties and tasks the intern will be responsible for:
- Working with the Executive Director to create a database of potential grants and timelines for the writing process
- Review funder websites, application guidelines and determine appropriateness of potential funder
- Work with staff and volunteers to identify areas of needs where a grant would help solve a problem of fill a need
- Learn how to research and write grants
- Research and help write, review and edit all affiliate grant proposals
- Evaluate grant writing strategy to adapt to the organizations strategic plan
- Learn how to communicate with interested parties about what we do in-person, via telephone and e-mail.
- Work with staff to develop a clear message
- Attend Community and related activities
- Have the ability to write outreach letters to influential individuals
- Technical Writing
- Grant Writing / Research
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Reading / Writing
- Market Research / Analysis
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training