Grant Writing Intern


Cause Areas


Sat Feb 04, 2017 - Sun Jun 11, 2017


8114 SE Division St.Portland, OR 97206


How to Apply:

1. Read our intern expectations and the job description on our website

2. Send your resume to

3. Complete the formal application at:

4. We will contact you within a few days if we think you may be a good fit


To continually develop a annual grant-seeking plan and along with submitting 7 grant proposals.


Passion Impact seeks enthusiastic and dynamic Grant Writers who will be responsible for developing and writing winning grant proposals. The proposal will be designed to secure funding from public institutions, private foundations, corporations, and other grant-making entities to support and implement all aspects of the organization. The Grant Writing Intern will possess exemplary writing and communication skills and will persuasively convey Passion Impact’s intended support needs to potential funders. In addition Our ideal interns will be responsible for reporting to the Executive Director, collaborating to develop strategies, crafting narratives, and assembling and submitting grant requests.

Required Education

  • Recent graduate (within 1 year) or currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in communication, english, writing, or relevant field preferred.

Desired Skills

  • Previous grant writing experience preferred

  • Excellent grammar and strong research skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Proactive communication skills with the ability to synthesize information in a compelling and succinct form

  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposal and grant procurement

  • Team Player

  • Proficient in Google Drive (Particularly Google Forms and Google Sheets or MS Excel) Google Calendar, Meistertask, MindMeister, Mailchimp, Salesforce, and/or ability to learn technology at a fast pace

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively

  • Enthusiastic about Passion Impact’s mission and team focused


  • Read all grant proposals that Passion Impact has submitted

  • Conduct the full range of activities required to conceptualize, write, submit, and manage grant proposals

  • Maintain submission calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports

  • Work with the President to collect and create relevant financial budgets

  • Research prospective capacity building and programmatic grants and update the application calendar

  • Maintain records in Salesforce including grant tracking and reporting

  • Serve on our Portland Advisory Board Community & Partnerships Committee

  • Complete an Internship Portfolio that includes a personal reflection and a presentation


  • February 4, 2017 - June 11, 2017 (possibility to extend based on performance and project availability)

  • Must Attend February 4, 2017 Training

  • Must attend weekly office meetings Monday 9-10 AM and Friday 12:30-1:30 PM


As a small grassroots organization we do not currently have funding to compensate interns. If you are a student and qualify for workstudy at PCC or PSU, we will gladly work with your college or university to make sure that you receive compensation for your time devoted to Passion Impact. We are also happy to help you receive course credit.


  • Technical Writing
  • Research
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per week

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