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.


For more information on the offerings of the AIDG Guatemala Intern Program (such as work expectations, life in Guatemala, housing, etc.) visit

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

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.