Grantwriting and Development Intern - Spring 2014

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The Bridging Nations Foundation
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 715
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Bridging Nations Foundation is a nonprofit, policy organization based in Washington, D.C. that promotes shared prosperity by developing international dialogue through collaboration and learning. We believe that technological innovation, particularly in areas of shared concern such as energy and the environment, will promote economic cooperation and secure the earth for future generations. Bridging Nations Foundation offers diverse, educational programs that build cultural, political, and economic bridges between the United States, China, and India in order to address the realities of an increasingly interdependent world.

The College of Energy, Environment & Sustainability is an initiative of the Bridging Nations Foundation and is dedicated to establishing educational pathways for futures in environmental disciplines. The College of Energy, Environment, and Sustainability combines a commitment to practical and collaborative learning with a global emphasis on promoting technological innovations for a greener future. CEES offers its students highly-specialized post-graduate diplomas and certificates through courses taught by professors around the world to educate its students on current energy and environment issues. An education at CEES will enable its graduates to confront such issues with innovative and global solutions.


Researching potential funders for the areas of education, environment, energy, sustainability, global leadership, technological innovation, prosperity, and income inequality

Outreach for the Foundation's initiatives and events

Write project proposals

Handle writing and administrative tasks

Attend regular and locally online-hosted training sessions related to grant and funding research and writing

Compile and update funder and sponsor databases

Write proposals for grants and correspondence for additional funding

Pitch and coordinate new plans to gain non-profit eligible funding

Coordinate with Events Planning and other teams to structure sponsorship and partnership for events.

Assisting with any other administrative tasks as needed

Assignments may change on a day-to-day basis


College senior or graduate

Significant classroom or practical experience in communications or related field

Previous fundraising or call center experience preferred.

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Strong computer and organizational skills

Strong research and writing skills

Excellent personal initiative and independence

Significant understanding of Microsoft Office applications, Google Docs applications, and standard social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Graphic design and/or web design skills highly desirable

Comfortable assisting with and assuming responsibility for routine office tasks

Start date and end date flexible. Hours are approximately 20-30 per week.

Foreign students must have permission to work in the United States

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