Organizational Summary: Find Your Power (FYP), is a startup nonprofit organization whose purpose is to empower underrepresented women in developing countries by connecting them with resources and opportunity. This is done primarily through a resource and information sharing website, and secondarily by increasing internet usage, employing local women and establishing strategic partnerships.
Mission statement: to connect underrepresented women worldwide to resources for education, advocacy, community, and employment.
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services
Category: Intern/Volunteer Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Type: Mktg & Comm Intern Hours: 8- 12 hours per week
Find Your Power is currently looking for a Grant Writing Intern who will be responsible for the preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible, professional, and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities in areas of women empowerment, social services and technology.
- Generates proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitation
- Generates revenue for Client programs through timely submission of well-researched, well-written, and well-documented grant/fundraising proposals
- Maintains and implements funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.
- Identifies funding opportunities and new program areas to match the client’s priorities using research tools
- Serves as a liaison with all funding agencies or organizations (if needed)
- Engage with the CEO to solicit invitations to submit proposals
- Search for grants to apply for and write relevant documents for grant applications
- Works on special projects as needed
- Relevant Grant writing experience in a nonprofit organization is preferred
- Bachelor’s Degree—preferably in Communications, English, Writing or a related field (or current student)
- Knowledge in nonprofit fundraising work, especially in establishing campaigns, tools and resources
- Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential
- Verifiably successful experience in proposal writing
- Ability to identify, trust, and build rapport with potential and current donors
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
- Ability to use database, software, and donor management software
- Ability to build written documents, reports, brochures, and letter with minimal oversight
- Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Excellent grammar and strong research skills needed
What FYP Provides:
- Experience building a non-profit organization from the ground up
- Academic course credit
- Resume and cover letter review and interview counseling
- Professional development and networking opportunities
- Reference letter upon successful completion of internship
Additional Info: Special attention will be given to candidates with a desire to empower women, work with an international team, and to learn more about international nonprofits. Anyone with travel, volunteer or work experience in a developing country would be especially fitting. Students seeking course credit for their internship are encouraged to apply.
Location and Hours:
- May work from home but required to attend a weekly virtual meeting and possibly others, as necessary.
- Must be reachable/able to work during the business hours of Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.
- The needs of this position are estimated to be 8-12 hours per week, but will vary depending on the individual’s schedule and availability, and our needs.
- Length of service, 3 to 6 months (flexible) based on mutual fit and desire to stay on.
How to apply: To apply, please email resume and brief cover letter to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org