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Grant & Fundraising Internship

The Grant & Fundraising Intern will focus on development related projects including conducting prospect research, updating donor/prospect profiles, identifying new funding opportunities, and writing grant proposals and Letters of Intent to support our work. This is an UNPAID internship and is not stipended; however, we are happy to work with your school/institution to provide documentation confirming project work to fulfill academic credit / service requirements.


  • Assist with gift acknowledgment, donor database (NeonCRM) and filing of donations

  • Background research for individuals, corporations and sponsorship/grants

  • Support identifying, crafting grants, and building relationships with foundations

  • Develop social media marketing, recruitment, and event updates for events and related activities for


  • Self-motivated, flexible team player with a positive attitude, demonstrate ability to multi-task and the ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities

  • Research, writing, editing and proof-reading skills

  • Dependable, reliable, honest & trustworthy

Qualifications: Must be 18 years old and authorized to work in the US. High School diploma or equivalent required. College students preferred with strong preference for students currently pursuing or who have obtained a degree in Liberal Arts, Communications, Political Science or a closely related field. Computer Literacy and experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office. Familiarity with Zoom.

Working Schedule: 10-15 hours / week, with exact days and times to be determined according to your schedule. May be required to participate in planning calls which are typically once a week for 1 hour. All job duties may be done from home, but weekly digital meetings with the National Development Director and weekly organization-wide internship briefings will be required via Zoom.

Start Date: This internship is offered for three months beginning January 24th, 2022, with the opportunity to extend into the summer semester.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting any applicable experience, skill, or related work to courtney@thepeople.org. Please indicate in your cover letter if you intend to use this internship as a requirement for credit for your college/university.


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2681 Cecil Street, Chicago, IL 60606




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