HealthStart’s mission is to provide the blueprints for building healthier communities through children's health science education. We teach kids how their body works, what it is made of, and how this relates to what to eat and how to keep their bodies healthy. HealthStart lessons also teach kids that taking care of one another and our environment builds community health and wellbeing.
HealthStart seeks an intern interested in building a healthier future for our children by helping us streamline the grant proposal process to increase resources and magnify our impact. Our Grant Development Intern will gain an understanding of the grant proposal process, fund development, and non-profit development.
HealthStart is currently seeking a part-time Grant Development Intern with highly developed organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong research skills . Interns work 12-15 hours per week under the supervision of our Executive Director.
Job Responsibilities may include
Seeking out new grant funding opportunities which align with HS mission and report findings
Performing in-depth research into grant-making organizations and requirements to prioritize and evaluate prospects for grants
Compiling and presenting research and data which affect HealthStart programs
Assist in writing and editing high-quality grant proposals to governments, foundations, and corporations, in accordance with each grantmaker’s preferences and requirements
Take existing HealthStart documents from previous grant proposals and review/organize those items needed for each program. (ie. Research, Budget, Program Descriptions, etc.)
Develop a grant template for each HealthStart program/initiative to enable an easy grant submission process at the local, state, and federal levels.
Other grant development related tasks as needed
Candidates for the position should have a strong interest in or prior experience with fund development, nonprofit development, or related activity. Knowledge of the grant process is a plus. A strong interest in health and wellness or early childhood education is preferred. Must be familiar with basic computer operations including MS WORD, EXCEL, and the Internet, and Adobe Creative Suite.
In addition, candidates should have some or all of the following skills:
Strong written communication skills
Attention to detail
Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques
Willingness to learn fundraising prospect research techniques.
Strong contributor in team environments
Enthusiasm about making a difference
Ability to meet deadlines with little or no daily onsite supervision
Compensation This is an unpaid internship.
Application Due Date
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (required), and portfolio, if appropriate, by email to Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before December 11th, 2020. Two references required. Candidates must be able to begin work no later than January 22nd, 2020.
Applicants may perform their internship tasks remotely and must be able to participate in weekly virtual staff meetings(every Friday, time TBD) and other tasks as assigned.
VISION: HealthStart builds a healthier future for all through early childhood health education. MISSION: HealthStart provides the blueprints for building healthier communities through children’s science-based health education Case For Support Our wellbeing is built on physical health, emotional happiness, safety, and meaningful work or activity. People feel safe when they do not expect either harm or hurt, emotionally or physically. Both physical and emotional health are key aspects of good health and wellbeing. Teaching our children good food and fitness habits and the importance of taking care of each other and their environment sets the foundation for healthy communities. It is HealthStart’s equal focus on all three of these key aspects of good health and wellbeing that truly make our organization unique.
HealthStart empowers kids to create a healthier future for our communities through early health education. Most people know that adult health is strongly correlated to early childhood health, but with roughly one-third of Texas children are overweight or obese. This does not bode well for the health of our communities. HealthStart exists to address this urgent need for programs to help our communities achieve a healthier future. The positive effects of adopting healthy habits young persist for a lifetime. HealthStart considers high-quality early health education as important to children’s future success as learning the ABC’s and 123’s. Our science-based, Health Education for Youngsters! (HEY!) curriculum stimulates kids’ natural curiosity about how their bodies work and about the nutrition and fitness habits needed to be healthy their whole lives. As a result, children become "health change agents," bringing what they learn home and more broadly into their communities.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Fri Jan 22, 2021 - Thu Apr 22, 2021
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.