Grant Writing and Research Intern/Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: Escuela Adelante

Location: Remote (Organization based in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua)

Organization: Escuela Adelante

About Us:

Established in 2014, Escuela Adelante proudly stands as the first and only bilingual school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. We offer a dynamic curriculum delivered in both English and Spanish to a wide variety of students from San Juan del Sur and around the world, providing a transformative educational experience that transcends cultural and linguistic boundaries. With a commitment to accessibility, diversity, and academic excellence, we empower students from all walks of life through our unique tiered tuition model. This ensures that top-quality education is within reach for all families, irrespective of financial circumstances. United with the support of our community and generous donors, we are effecting lasting change and shaping the future of countless children.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Grant Writing and Research Intern/Volunteer to join our team remotely. This role is crucial for securing the funding needed to support our educational programs and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, experience in grant writing and research, and a passion for education and community development.

Key Responsibilities:

Grant Writing:

  • Assist in writing and editing grant proposals, ensuring they align with the requirements and priorities of the funding organizations.
  • Develop compelling narratives that effectively communicate the organization's mission, goals, and project needs.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant deadlines and ensure timely submission of proposals.


  • Conduct research to identify potential funding sources, including foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Gather and analyze data to support grant applications and organizational projects.
  • Stay updated on trends and best practices in grant writing and funding.

Administrative Support:

  • Assist in maintaining accurate records of grant submissions, awards, and rejections.
  • Help prepare progress reports for funded projects to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to strategic discussions regarding fundraising and project development.


  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor's or Master’s program in English, Communications, Non-Profit Management, Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English (Spanish proficiency is a plus).
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience in grant writing or fundraising is a plus, but not required.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Escuela Adelante.


  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the education and lives of children in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
  • Gain practical experience in grant writing and research within the non-profit sector.
  • Flexibility to work from any location.
  • Potential for academic credit, depending on the requirements of your educational institution.

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Fee Amount: None

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Mission Statement

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