Grants Intern - Undergraduates or Graduates - Choose 180


CLOSING DATE: June 5, 2022


JOB #: 18692

POSTED: May 5, 2022


About CHOOSE 180:

CHOOSE 180 transforms systems of injustice while supporting the young people too often impacted by these systems. Our organization is made up of passionate individuals. We are a workplace deeply rooted in community and invite you to bring your whole self.

Internship purpose: 

The Grants Intern will support our Grants Manager for 20-25 hours per week with research and writing/organization of private and government grants. We are looking for a creative and passionate individual who can identify potential new funders and help build a system to streamline the grant writing and grant management process. 

Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Foundation and Grant Research

    • Research and identify new grant opportunities, ranging from small family foundations to complex international funders, quasi-governmental agencies, and government agencies

  • Grant writing/organization

    • Support the Grants Manager in building a Grants FAQs to streamline grant writing

    • Support with writing Letters of Intent to potential grant partners and buildout of grant proposals using CHOOSE 180 content

  • Research and Data

    • Support Grants Manager in finding data points that support grant proposals.  Topics include community-led diversion, BIPOC youth disproportionality in the legal system, mental health, incarceration and trauma.

Additional Details:


Desired qualifications for this position:

  • Commitment to the vision and goals of CHOOSE 180, specifically anti-racism and prioritizing the voices of individuals most impacted by mass incarceration. 

  • Experience conducting and analyzing research via scholarly articles, reports, etc.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel), Google Drive/Docs

  • Significant skill in oral, written and interpersonal communication 

  • Ability to manage timelines, plan accordingly and meet critical deadlines 

  • Ability to work resourcefully in the absence of detailed instruction 

  •  Demonstrated knowledge of and respect for cultural influences of underserved youth and young adults, including youth and young adults of color from a variety of backgrounds

How to Apply:

Working Compensation and benefits:

CHOOSE 180 is committed to providing valuable and equitable internship opportunities offering competitive compensation, hands-on learning experiences and professional development.  The compensation for this internship is $6,840 for a total of 380 hours over 19 weeks. This intern will also receive a $50 monthly wellness stipend and an Employee Assistance Program which offers access to 3 free counseling sessions.

To apply:

Please visit the website at and submit your resume as well as a cover letter concisely explaining your interest in and relevant skills and experience related to the position, as well as why you want to work at CHOOSE 180.  Position open until filled.  

CHOOSE 180 an Equal Opportunity employer regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Those who have experienced incarceration are encouraged to apply.

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