AIDG Internship: Seeking grant-writing intern

Currently, AIDG is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to apply for a grant writing internship. This position will take place in our international office in Guatemala, but will include working closely with staff and projects in Boston, Guatemala, and Haiti.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. INTERNS RECEIVE A MONTHLY ROOM AND BOARD STIPEND IN GUATEMALA.

For more information on the offerings of the AIDG Guatemala Intern Program (such as work expectations, life in Guatemala, housing, etc.) visit http://www.aidg.org/education/internships.htm.

Organization: Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG)
Title: Grant-writing intern
Location: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Internship Duration: 6-12 months
Hours: Approximately 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday with some flexibility
Salary: Unpaid, room and board stipend in Guatemala
Reports to: Deputy and Executive Director

Internship Description

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The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Work remotely with AIDG-Boston staff to formulate grant proposals and collect necessary documents
  • Work independently in Guatemala on research and writing reports
  • Act as the grant liason within AIDG staff, as well as some funding agencies and organizations
  • Develop proposals and supporting documents necessary for current grants as well as new solicitations
  • Implement and maintain a funding calendar to organize timely research, writing, and submission of proposals, as well as document the organizational or staff requirements needed to fulfill conditions of current and new grants
  • Support AIDG-Boston in coordinating documents, data, and meetings necessary to maintain current funder relationships and solicit new funding opportunities

This is a full-time position with a minimum commitment of 6 months, with preference given to candidates available for at least 12 months. The position will generally require the applicant to work from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday (flexibly).

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants interested in this internship should possess the following skills:

  • Prior experience with grant writing, grant administration and/or fund raising
  • Exceptional computer skills that include: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), and database applications.
  • A technical background or at least a basic understanding of sustainable, appropriate technologies
  • Spanish or French language skills are desirable, but not required
  • Prior international experience, particularly in developing countries
  • Adept research and organizational skills

All candidates should possess strong communication skills, be self-motivated, and willing to work hands-on. AIDG seeks versatile, mature, friendly, independent, and dedicated individuals, who also possess a good sense of humor.

Application Instructions
Qualified applicants should send their cover letter and resume or CV, as well as a writing sample, to internships {at] aidg [dot} org . Please include your potential arrival dates and duration availability.

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