Bookmark This


Sustainable Westford serves as a venue for bringing community together and raising awareness on issues of sustainability. We do this by providing education and inspiration on issues of sustainability. Working with the community and related organizations to advance our mutual missions, we provide access to local sustainable foods; recycling programs; renewable energy options; conservation of natural resources; and health and wellness programs. We support local farmers and food producers; foster connections between farmers / producers and the community; provide instruction in the growth, preparation of healthy foods.

This internship will include familiarizing oneself with Sustainable Westford's programs, goals and financial needs. One would need to research potential funding sources, as well as compose, send and keep careful records to track their proposals.


- Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations
- Persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
- Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations
- Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers
- Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts
- Conducting prospect research
- Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals
- Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements


The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized. They must have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required (familiarity with Raisers Edge and Foundation Center databases is a plus). Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.


Required - Applied Research, Analytical Writing

How To Apply

Login or Sign Up to apply.

Always be on the alert for potentially fraudulent job postings online - never send money to a potential employer.

Report potential scams Go to Trust and Safety Center