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Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St
Saint Paul, MN
This position will assist the Grants Manager in prospect research, composing narrative, submitting grants, maintaining donor files and other organizational systems. The Corporate and Foundation Grants Intern will gain a firsthand knowledge of grant-writing, research, the Raisers Edge database tool and knowledge of the local funding community in a fun and fast-paced non-profit environment. Dependant on interest and availability, the internship can be designed for a 3-month or 6-month option. This internship is currently slated to start in late May.
ResponsibilitiesMajor Job Accountabilities
This is an estimate of the duties to be included in the internship. The exact duties and projects will be determined by mutual agreement of the intern and development staff. Depending on experience and background, the intern will have the opportunity for more creative and independent work, including ownership of the life-cycle for a single grant from identification to submission. All duties will be carried out with direction and supervision of development staff.
% of Time
30% Assist in submitting grant proposals to local and national foundations.
10% Prospecting for sponsorship and tracking benefit fulfillment
25% Maintain annual comprehensive grants management calendar in Raisers Edge database. This will include updating the calendar system, inputting of data, and manipulating data to create reports, tracking, etc.
25 % Research local corporate and private foundations for guidelines and deadlines.
5% Organize and file corporate and foundation correspondence.
5% Other tasks as assigned
RequirementsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
1. Formal education in related field (development, marketing, communications, journalism or related experience.)
2. Excellent computer skills, especially in data entry, database skills or knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred
3. Able to conduct online research
4. Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
5. Strong attention to detail, accuracy is important
6. Ability to work well with others as well as on an independent basis.