Remote, Full-Time, Non-Exempt Temporary position
An internship at TechSoup is not just a learning experience; it is an opportunity to make an impactful and meaningful contribution. You will get to work on inspiring and challenging projects that drive goals and support our mission.
We’re a high-impact, global nonprofit social enterprise that believes in using technology for the greater good. Since 1987, we’ve been building partnerships and alliances with individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and governments across the globe – all committed to helping nonprofits fully access the profound power of technology and a connected world — and use it to improve lives.
The remote summer internship program at TechSoup provides students the chance to develop practical business skills, learn about the nonprofit sector, and develop networking and community-building skills in a supportive and dynamic nonprofit environment. Through our curated program, interns gain a deeper understanding of the educational, cultural, and technical aspects of civil society and the work achieved by global and local nonprofits and community-based organizations in the social sector.
This is a paid, remote position. Candidates must be available to work within normal PST time-zone working hours (8:00 AM PST to 4:30 PM PST or 9:00 AM PST to 5:30 PM PST, typically).
The Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern will maintain a pulse on the nonprofit sector by conducting funder research and writing internal concept ideas drawing on knowledge and understanding of the field and internal TechSoup goals and projects.
Over the course of this internship, the intern will:
- Learn the development and fundraising processes.
- Improve their research, writing, and editing skills.
- Learn and master business tools (Zendesk Sell and NetSuite CRM, for example).
- Gain exposure to international development networks through internal and external events.
- Develop strategic thinking and logic skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain a pulse on current tech for good trends and provide insights and due diligence regarding relevant partnerships, funding opportunities, and CSR alignment.
- Prospective funder research, including digesting and reporting on fundraising opportunities.
- Develop ability to think strategically about internal programs and external opportunities.
- Assist in the drafting and editing of high-quality content, including funding proposals, concept papers, budgets, and reports that further TechSoup philanthropic goals.
Education and Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience providing the skill and knowledge for successful participation and learning in the internship would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
- Must be actively and presently enrolled in an accredited college or university at an undergraduate or graduate level; or graduated in the spring semester and applying for a post-graduation internship to gain experience.
- An interest in learning about the social sector, nonprofits and philanthropy, specifically an interest in learning about program development and grant writing for US and global programs.
- You must have a functioning laptop to use throughout the summer.
- Social networking and non-profit knowledge preferred but not required
- Research, writing, and editing skills with a desire to improve these skills.
- Basic online research skills, especially the ability to locate necessary data to strengthen project proposals and concept notes.
- Microsoft Suite.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to quickly learn new systems and processes.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Interact in a professional manner with a wide variety of people.
- Ability to graciously accept feedback and incorporate into one’s work.
- Ability to work well with the team, as well as individually on assigned projects.
- Bonus: Experience with Foundation Center, GrantStation, or CRMs.
TechSoup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.