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Grants Intern - 2021 - 2022 School Year - stipend position

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The Arc Minnesota

This stipend eligible position is for the 2021-2022 school year and includes a $1000 stipend payable in December and May. Reporting to the Development Team, this position assists in grant preparation and prospect research. Responsibilities include gathering information about potential new grant opportunities and proposal requirements, gathering data internally to prepare applications, and writing and editing narrative proposals.


  • Research new prospects (government, private, foundation, and corporate donors), and record findings
  • Gather up-to-date proposal requirements for proposals to be submitted
  • Assist in gathering/updating information about The Arc Minnesota’s programs and services
  • Work with program team to track grant deliverables and other results/metrics
  • Assist with report preparation
  • Assist in drafting/editing narrative proposals
  • Complete at least one proposal independently (with supervision)
  • Potential for special projects (e.g. best practices research, organization of existing content into templates, etc.)
  • Attend monthly grants team meetings
  • Complete follow-up activities when grants are received, including preparation of acknowledgement letters
  • Make updates in database pertaining to grants submitted and received (and similar tracking activities)
  • Offer suggestions for improving proposal templates, internal data gathering/tracking, workflow tracking/management, etc.
  • Assist with The Arc Gala day/night of the event
  • Other tasks/projects as requested or needs arise

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Includes a $1000 stipend in December and May or the utilization of work study if eligible
  • Improved writing and research skills; knowledge of funder landscape
  • Experience & technical skills specific to the field of grant-writing (a sought-after skill in the nonprofit field)
  • Apply knowledge of services, policies and programs relevant to the disability community
  • Invited to training opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Will gain a better understanding of the issues facing the disability community
  • Attend to professional roles and boundaries
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance and communication to multiple audiences
  • Develop effective relationships with individuals with disabilities, their families, colleagues and supervisor


  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to research efficiently and report findings effectively
  • Works well with others and autonomously.
  • Respects all cultures, people and work styles
  • Reliable, flexible, detail oriented and open to feedback
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, problem solving skills required; along with proficient computer skills
  • Manages multiple priorities and follows a project through to completion

Time Commitment: A writing and research focused position for the 2021-2022 school year. Must be available 10-12 hours per week and must be available to assist at The Arc Gala on Saturday, March 5th, 2022. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm with some flexibility to complete projects at other times. An exit interview will also be conducted to gauge intern experience and to make recommendations for improvement.

The Arc Minnesota is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through statewide programs and services, we help people navigate systems while working to advance social change centered in justice, equity, and belonging in community.

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About The Arc Minnesota


2446 University Ave W, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55114, US

Mission Statement

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities.


The Arc Minnesota changes attitutdes, changes policies, and changes lives. The Arc Minnesota does this by providing individuals and families information and assistance around disability rights, laws and services. The Arc also provides workshops, support groups, counseling, individual and systems advocacy from birth throughout the lifespan.

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


The Arc Minnesots2446 University Ave W Ste 110Saint Paul, MN 55114



  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-12 hours per week

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