SafeFutures Youth Center is looking for a grant writing intern!
The Grant Writing Intern will be responsible for writing and submitting grant proposals for new and recurring funding for SafeFutures Youth Center. The intern will manage all aspects of government, foundation, and corporate grants. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a critical area of fund development and gain skills in project management.
This internship is a substantial (more than 6 months) commitment with the expectation of no less than 12 hours of work per week. You will have the ability to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of working remotely. You must be available to come into the Center at least twice a week between the hours of 11am-5pm to meet and work with program staff and the Executive Director. We welcome applications from career changers, local university/community college students, and current nonprofit fund development professionals interested in sharpening their grant writing skills. Board members of other organizations and long-time nonprofit volunteers who are interested in developing grant writing skills are also encouraged to apply!
- Learn the fundamentals (or expand your current knowledge) of grant writing,
- Learn and directly participate in the growth of a non-profit organization,
- Contribute to public awareness of social service and youth development issues,
- Network with professionals in the non-profit community,
- Obtain potential references for future career opportunities,
- Maintain a flexible work schedule,
- Implement your own skills and ideas into a sustainable grants management program.
Depending on your interests and skills, you will also have opportunities to participate in other aspects of nonprofit work such as program evaluation, project management, community advocacy, social media communications, event planning and marketing.
- Research new sources of funding that align with SafeFutures Youth Center’s mission and strategies.
- Create and edit funder profiles.
- Present new funding opportunities to Executive Director every 2-3 months,
- Write and edit grant proposals and reports in a timely manner.
- Manage the grant submission calendar and coordinate deadlines with program staff and Executive Director.
- Manage submissions to recurring funding sources.
- Create and submit funding reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
- Become familiar with the key success indicators and reporting requirements of all programs, ensuring that all funder requirements are met.
- Assist Executive Director with preparations for funder site visits.
- Attend funding information sessions as needed.
- Assist in fund development campaigns and events.
- Research and write fund development materials and/or social media posts.
- Attend monthly Board Meetings as needed.
- Assist Executive Director as needed.
- A commitment to youth development and community advocacy,
- At minimum, an A.A. in a writing and research intensive subject from an accredited college or university.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, the internet and standard office equipment. Desktop publishing and/or social media experience is a plus!
- Interest in fund development, program design and evaluation or project management.
- The ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information efficiently,
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to identify and solve problems quickly,
- Self motivated and directed,
- Exceptional organizational, writing, and interpersonal communications skills,
- Able to take constructive criticism and confidence in expressing ideas,
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
- Ability to plan, organize, and effectively present ideas to a group.
- Comfortable working with and communicating with diverse groups of people,
- Creative and outgoing!
For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by June 1. Selected candidates will be contacted by phone.
Please send cover letters and resumes to:
6337 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126
Include “Grant Writing Intern” and your name in the subject of your email.