Research/Project Management

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GameDesk ( is seeking applicants for our Research and Project Management Internship to work with our core leadership on various ongoing projects. You will be directly involved in the national expansion of GameDesk, an innovative nonprofit educational organization. You will assist in research for both fundraising and game creation. Research areas also include the creation of a new school model, and the discovery, vetting, and curation of 21st century tools and curriculum from across the country. Your efforts will contribute to a multi-million dollar collaborative initiative with a high profile corporate sponsor to establish and expand GameDesk on a national level. While this is an unpaid internship, you will receive course credit if applicable.

About GameDesk:

GameDesk is a growing 501c3 committed to the idea that a new century needs a new educational standard focused on transforming the world of education through play. To develop this next generation model of education, GameDesk has bridged the worlds of education and industry, operating simultaneously as a research lab, game development studio, and outreach organization. The GameDesk team researches and implements new educational concepts and curriculum, as well as creates groundbreaking, high quality software. This work has been developed, tested and evaluated by schools and community centers in the Los Angeles area, and is positioned to soon scale nationally.

Application Requirements:

The position requires a commitment of 25-35 hours a week Please be sure to indicate the time period during which you are seeking to intern.

Please submit the following to Jessica Berlinski at

-Cover Letter


Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.


-Research potential funding sources
-Research and summarize issues for use in funding appeals
-Work with staff on ways to engage major donors
-Explore grant opportunities
-Assist with preparing grant proposals
-Data entry and other administrative tasks as needed


-Currently enrolled in an academic institution
-Strong writing and research skills
-Familiar with the process of grant writing
-Comfortable speaking on the phone to potential funders
-Self-starter, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks
-Proficient at Microsoft Office
-Effective interpersonal communication skills
-Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
-Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment

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