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Grant Writing Intern, Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Title: Grant Writing Intern, Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation

Employee Name: Vacant Position

Reports to: Executive Director of NKY Chamber Foundation

Classification: Exempt

Position Type: Part-time

Summary:  As a grant writing intern for the NKY Chamber of Commerce Foundation, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. The Foundation is a newcomer to the grant-writing process. In order to continue this work, we need interns capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding. This would require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills.

Essential Functions/Duties

  • Prospect identification, research, proposal development and writing in conjunction with faculty, staff and volunteers. Accurate and timely production of final proposals
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with grantors. Track and document communications

  • Assist with updating and maintaining donor database

  • Research potential major donor prospects

  • Assist with donor outreach and cultivation

Position Details

  • Part-time Internship: 10-12 hours/week
  • Timeframe and Schedule: Flexible from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • The internship is unpaid, but there will be opportunities for networking and professional

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Junior, Senior, graduate student or recent graduate from an accredited university.

  • Previous experience in research and/or grant writing preferred.

  • Understanding of or prior work/volunteer experience in a non-profit organization is a plus.


  • Opportunity to stretch your skills and be a key player in a small organization.

  • Enjoy a fun, flexible work environment where you can see the difference you are making every day.

  • Develop relationships with grant-making community locally and nationally, as appropriate.

  • Gain additional skills/networking at applicable professional development seminars or other outside training events.

  • Receive letter of recommendation from the Foundation after successful completion of internship. Internship could be available for credit based on your institution’s guidelines.

Qualification Requirements

The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, phone and organizational skills. Ideal candidates will also be flexible team players, self-motivated and detail oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, excellent phone manner and communication skills, ability to prioritize and work well under deadline.

Computer aptitude and Microsoft Office experience required.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognizes the importance of diversity within our workforce, board structure, and programming. Diversity is at the heart of our mission to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who can serve as catalysts for sustaining a vibrant Northern Kentucky community.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Posted by: Rebecca Eckerle

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