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Fri Jun 01, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018


1900 Chicago AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404


Avivo’s mission is to empower people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success. We are committed to undoing racism and promoting diversity. Avivo delivers quality services in the Twin Cities in the fields of employment services, career education, and chemical and mental health. Avivo is the only organization in the area that combines employment and recovery programs, and has achieved prominence in both fields. Over 18,000 people in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, and Princeton, MN receive services annually.Avivo is funded by public and private sources. The Grants Intern would provide research supporter, identify and document funding opportunities, gather relevant statistics, perform some data entry, and help maintain files.

TIME FRAME: NegotiableWEEKLY HOURS: 20 hours a week

YOU WILL GAIN: * Introduction to nonprofit development field, primarily grant writing * Research skills in grant seeking and writing * Practice with writing skills: adapting to different audiences, prioritizing information, summarizing arguments * Organizing and presenting data/Database skills * Self-direction /Time management skills

RESEARCH PROJECTSI Potential funders A. Compile application info - deadlines, address, contact name, phone, email, sample recent grants to whom, amount, for what. The Need - Data and Stories A. Chemical Addiction in MN/Twin Cities B. Recovery Housing C. Women’s Job Skills training

REVIEWING / WRITING PROJECTSI. Proofread letters of intent, proposals, reportsII. Act as "outside eyes" to candidly inform grant writer when jargon has seeped into proposalIII. Boilerplate grant sections IV. Miscellaneous grants (Draft new proposals using a model provided

Please contact Susan Buechler, Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager, at 612-752-8010 if you are interested.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours week, negotiable

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