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Helping Other People Excel
Posted: August 03 2015
Company Location: Clinton, MD
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionHelping Young People Excel (HYPE) is a non profit organization focused on encouraging youth to create an environment where they are motivated to become future leaders. Our goal is to inspire our children to build a platform that will help them excel by using their own unique gifts and talents. As a grant writing intern for Helping Young People Excel, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests.
In order to continue this work, we need interns capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding.
- Part-time Internship: 10-12 hours/week
- Schedule: Flexible from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. with occasional evening meetings.
- Internship is unpaid, but there will be opportunities for networking and professional development.
This is the perfect opportunity to stretch your skills and be a key player in a small organization. Enjoy a fun,
flexible work environment where you can see the difference you are making every day. Develop
relationships with grant-making community locally and nationally, as appropriate. Gain additional
skills/networking at applicable professional development seminars or other outside training events.
Receive letter of recommendation from HYPE after successful completion of internship. Internship
could be available for credit based on your institution’s guidelines.
RequirementsSpecific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Prospect identification, research, proposal development and writing in conjunction with faculty, staff and volunteers.
- Accurate and timely production of final proposals.
- Maintain relationships with established grantors.
- Track and document communications.
- Assist with donor outreach and cultivation.
Education: Sophomore, Junior, Senior undergraduate student or recent graduate from an accredited university.
Experience: Previous experience in research and/or grant writing preferred. Understanding of or prior
work/volunteer experience in a non-profit organization is a plus.