Research and Development (Grants) Intern [POSITION: FILLED]

Posted October 14

Internship Description



This is a Bay Area non-profit Our organization is a Bay Area 501(c)3 non-profit that provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances. Using a wide range of cultural and artistic expressions from Folklorico and Tap to Kathak and Hula, our presentations are carefully curated to that help us see our common humanity while allowing us to celebrate the traits that make us unique.


We are looking for a Research and Development intern to join our team for the summer. Applicants should have some understanding of grants and experience with R and D type work. Applicants should be organized and committed. Interest in multicultural performing arts welcome!


Research and Development interns will gain valuable hands-on experience and a 360-degree understanding of how to research for and apply for grants in a Performing Arts non-profit organization.


Specific duties include but are not limited to:


      Research and identify Government grant opportunities at local, state level and national level such as grants from City of San Jose, California Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.

      Research and identify grant opportunities from Foundations such as Knight Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.

      Communication and collaboration with the internal Corporate Grants Team to collect data on such grants.

      Match them with the organization’s requirements.

      Design a process for monitoring/tracking grants, capturing key information, supporting dashboard reporting and work with corporate employees for the application

      Initiate and schedule regular update meetings (via email or secure WhatsApp group) with Grants team: to update status of grant proposals, application timeline, identify required Organization information, reach out to respective team members internally to expedite the process.

      Keeping organized records of previous, current and future grant applications.

      Ensure timely submission of all required materials.


Expected Outcomes:


1)    Well documented process and procedure that any member can use for any of the Grant projects using standard open-source tools like Google Docs, Google Sheets.

2)    Make the process to be compatible and easy to use on mobile as well as a laptop.

3)    Plan the process to be upgradable for future updates and automation.


Evaluation Report and a Certificate of completion to be given at the completion of the internship. At the sole discretion of the organization there might be a small stipend given at the completion of the internship.


*Duration: 8-10 Weeks (possibility of extension)

*Stipend: none

*Qualification: High School Student (Incoming 9th - 12th grader)

Required Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Strong written and verbal communication,

Desired Skills: Strong web-based research and analytical skills, ability to conduct and analyze keywords searches and Background knowledge relating to Corporate Grants

Soft Skills: Organizational skills, strong communication (emails, phone, and social media)


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