Development & Grant Writing Internship
Grant Writing and Development internships are intended for qualified applicants seeking hands-on experience in development and PR—especially related to nonprofits. Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a charismatic personality and self-starting attitude, and a strong interest and background in nonprofit work.
The Grant Writing and Development intern works closely with the Development Associate and Development Assistant to maintain and further established grant and donor relations, and research and cultivate new relations. Responsibilities may include: researching appropriate funding organizations; drafting and proofreading grants, proposals, and LOIs; maintaining and updating our development databases; assisting with coordinating Red Hen’s outreach program, including communicating with authors and local schools; assisting with mailings; providing general Development support such as data entry, filing, scanning, and other administrative duties; and providing general office support and upkeep as needed.
Internship benefits include free workshops and presentations on various topics taught by our experienced staff; an intern luncheon and Q&A with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable.
Red Hen Press has served both local and national communities as Southern California’s largest nonprofit literary publisher for 20 years. Our mission is to discover and publish works of literary excellence, support diversity, and foster youth literacy.
-Previous experience with nonprofit fundraising (not required but preferred)
-Background in publishing (not required but preferred)
-An ability to commit to 16–24 hours per week for 4–6 months
-A completed or in-progress undergraduate degree (at least 2 years completed by requested internship season) in a relevant field (i.e. English, Communication, etc.)
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Excellent research abilities and a meticulous attention to detail
-A self-starting attitude and ability to maintain deadlines, multi-task, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment without close supervision
-Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office and Windows 7
To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and Red Hen to: jobs[at]redhen.org
Make sure to include “Development and Grant Writing Internship” in your subject line. Only PDF and .doc/.docx files will be considered.
Interested candidates should submit their materials and applications by the following dates:
Summer: May 31
Fall: August 31
Winter/Spring: November 30
Rolling internships: Ongoing application acceptance.
Please apply to only one internship at a time; if you are interested in more than one position, please apply to your first choice and indicate your second choice in your cover letter.
All applications that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.