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The Eagle Mountain Nature & Wildlife Alliance (EMNWA) invites motivated and detail-oriented individuals to apply for a non-paid Grant Writer Internship. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission of preserving natural habitats and wildlife while gaining valuable, real-world experience in grant writing and fundraising. This internship will provide a unique, career-building opportunity for individuals in the non-profit or conservation sector by building essential experience for successful grant writing. 

Why Join Us?
This internship offers a unique opportunity to build your professional resume, contribute to meaningful conservation efforts, enhance your professional skills in communications, gain experience in community fundraising, and work alongside a team committed to preserving local nature and wildlife habitats.   

Interested candidates should have a genuine interest in wildlife and conservation. 

General Description:
Under the Board of Directors’ guidance, you will support a comprehensive grants program, engaging in research, proposal writing, and grants management to secure funding from foundations, corporations, and government sources. 

General Responsibilities:  

  • Under the Board’s supervision, establish and manage a grants program. 
  • Prepare and submit proposals and budgets to various funding sources. 
  • Develop tracking systems for funding needs and strategies. 
  • Conduct prospect research and manage a grants calendar. Write and submit Letters of Interest (LOIs) and grant applications. 
  • Maintain documentation and database entries for grant tracking. 
  • Summarize awarded applications and manage the award signature process. 
  • Build relationships with grant makers and manage funder communications. 

Essential Tasks 

  • Track program funding needs and grant fundraising strategy for EMNWA ongoing needs and projects. 
  • Research prospective grant sources (private, corporate, and government) compatible with EMNWA’s mission, values, and programs in support of our strategic and project goals. 
  • Calendar prospects into an annual grant strategy.  
  • Coordinate the development of grant requests by establishing timelines that outline tasks, assignments, and deadlines; meet all deadlines; facilitate timely communications with program leadership; collect grant submission materials. 
  • Draft and edit high quality, compelling LOI’s, grant proposals, grant reports, and acknowledgement letters. 
  • Research and collect data and study findings to support grant proposals and reports. Special attention should be made in checking for completeness against grant instructions, spelling, grammar, and style; and to ensure compliance and regulatory requirements. 
  • Copy, collate, package, and submit final grant materials per grant instructions, and within funder deadlines.  
  • Respond to inquiries from funders and programs strategically and in a timely manner based on guidance from the Board.  
  • Establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with private grantors, corporate funders, and governmental agencies.  
  • Review, summarize, and track data on grant awards received in database and file formats.  
  • In close collaboration with the Board, oversee and track all grant milestones in donor tracking software, — including, but not limited to proposals in development, proposals submitted to funders, proposals that have been issued or canceled, deliverable deadlines, communication, and awards — ensuring that all content is always complete and up to date, and that calendar reminders are set up in Outlook calendars.  
  • In collaboration with Board officers, develop an annual grants strategy.  
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and individuals contacted during the performance of job duties.  
  • Be flexible and receptive to suggestions, input, and change.  
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.  
  • Communicate effectively and tactfully in both oral and written forms. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including providing support for media and donor visits, assisting with special events, and general support as directed.  

Preferred Abilities: 

  • Strong written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.  
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Strong editing and organization skills.  
  • Ability to meet deadlines.  
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy.  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Experience with reporting databases preferred.

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