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Grant Writing Intern/Volunteer



Organization Summary:

About Tubman

Tubman’s philosophy is rooted in our inspiration and namesake, Harriet Tubman. Facing unrelenting adversities, Harriet Tubman encouraged others to simply "Keep going." Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing and hope to over 30,000 people of all ages who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Incorporating feedback from the people we serve and the community, Tubman provides countless ways to help. To learn more, please visit

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Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Community Building, Volunteerism, Philanthropy
Category: Fundraising and Fund Development Closing Date: Jan 5, 2018
Job Type: Intern - Unpaid Salary: Unpaid

Primary Duties:

Role Summary

The Grant Writing Intern is responsible for assisting Tubman’s grant writing team. The position includes researching grant opportunities, writing grant proposals and reports, and gathering and analyzing data and organizational outcomes.

Impact & Benefits

• Make a difference by helping to secure public and private grants, which provide financial support for Tubman, enabling our organization to continue to serve clients

• Gain valuable grant writing experience within a nonprofit social service organization

• Learn more about behind-the-scenes nonprofit fundraising efforts

Position Responsibilities

• Research grant opportunities, including funder priorities, recently funded proposals, requirements, and deadlines

• Gather and analyze data on community demographics and service trends

• Communicate with program staff to get updates on client services and outcomes

• Assist in writing corporate, foundation, letters of inquiry, and government proposals and reports


 • Strong professional writing and editing skills, ability to write clearly and persuasively

• Proficient with Microsoft office and internet research • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to work collaboratively and independently

• Ability to work with diverse teams to foster a culturally inclusive environment

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

Time Commitment & Availability

• 10-15 hours per week for 6+ months. Must have daytime availability.


Additional Info:

We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities.

How To Apply:

Please apply by submitting your application on the website -

In addition to completing the online application please send your cover letter, resume and writing samples to Joanie Braun at or call 612-767-6680 if you have any questions. 





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