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Recruiting Organization: Chipembere Community Development Organization

Virtual Writing Volunteer Intern


Application Deadline: Ongoing


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’



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 school schedules, as well as exams)



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



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 on boarding 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



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



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



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 Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Mission Statement

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


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