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Recruiting Organization: Chipembere Community Development Organization

Virtual Writing Intern

Application Deadline: Ongoin

organization: Chipembere Community Development Organization (CCDO)


Location: Malawi

Role Description

About Us: We empower girls and women to

move from hopeless to hopeful! CCDO is a non-profit organization

whose purpose is to restore HOPE, inspire GROWTH, and EMPOWER girls and women

through education, life skill development, workforce training, and other

supportive services.

Job Description: A Writing Intern will help CCDO in various aspects of content and

grant writing. As a Writing intern, you will be assisting in community engagement activities such as helping in collecting the necessary information for and writing the organization’s

monthly newsletter. The internship also offers individuals the opportunity to apply relevant skills necessary to research and identify prospective grantors, write grant proposals and submit grant

application material to its completion. The intern will assist in finding, applying and receiving funding for programs, services, etc. Writers may also collaborate with

all organization staff members when needed for writing-related tasks such as proofreading or creating first drafts.

Time Commitment:

Due to Covid-19, this position is 100% virtual until further notice


All responsibilities will be done fully remotely, at interns’ discretion/time

Must be available to work 15-20 hours per week VIRTUALLY Must be available for the following VIRTUAL weekly meetings:


All Staff Meeting: Mondays 12pm PST -2pm PST

· Weekly Operations & Development Meeting: Thursday 8am PST - 9am PST (Subject to change)

Weekly Community Engagement Meeting: Fridays 10am PST -12pm PST (Subject to change)

Must be able to commit to this 1-year long internship (accommodations can be made for schoolschedules, as well as exams)

Responsibilities: Assist in completing NGO grants/contracts, including but not limited to public, private,and grants/contracts

Assist in the research and identification of potential grant/contract funders

· Retrieve and assemble background information for grant/contract proposals

· Assist with writing and editing grant proposals and requests Assist in grant application/contract submission processes by tracking deliverables and adhering to deadlines


Comply with all grant/contract reporting as required by foundation and corporate donors


Participate in writing promotional material for community outreach and networking events (i.e., monthly newsletter, website content, social media posts, etc.) Assist in drafting and updating organization’s written material to align with CCDO mission,

vision and values as a non-profit organization


Support other departments and perform administrative tasks as assigned


Participate in our Buddy system once assimilated and act as a mentor/point of contact for new interns transitioning into your team during their induction and onboarding process



Experience as a grant writer


Possess strong verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with Thaddeus’ staff and external contacts Excellent writing, research and proofreading skills Ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals

Strong organizational and time management skills

· Motivated and adaptive individual with excellent ability to work well under deadlines


Excellent attention to detail Strong project management skills with the ability to work under minimal supervision

Possess strong personal integrity, ethical principles, and commitment to Thaddeus mission, vision and values


Must have appropriate technology, internet connection and ability to function in a virtual capacity via Microsoft Teams


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other basic computer skills

Ability to pass the mandated reporter exam



Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD in

English, Writing, Communications, Journalism, or another related field

Bilingual (English/


Experience in a non-profit organization

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Experience with writing grant proposals for non- profits organizations in Africa (a plus)

Learning Objectives:


Intern will have a general understanding of how to research and find grant funders


Intern will have basic understanding of writing and editing contracts, company newsletters, and blogs Intern will gain general networking experience though community outreaching and other company related events Intern will gain basic knowledge about the nonprofit sector


Intern will be able to understand the general process of grant proposals



Receive direct supervision from the Executive Director


Experience working on self-organized teams


Participate in professional training offered to all employees


Build resume and explore career options


Apply skills and knowledge to the workplace


Flexible scheduling to allow for changes in class/work schedule

and final exams

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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Thyolo RoadOpposite Dzanja la chifundo OrphanageBlantyre, +265Malawi







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