Grant Writer (Intern-Fall/Spring 2019-20)

Girls on the Run of Southeastern WI

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Since 1996, Girls on the Run has served more than 1.2 million girls nationwide. Girls on the Run of Southeastern WI has served more than 6,000 girls over the past eleven years.

Position Details

Grant Writer (Intern-Fall/Spring 2019-20)
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

We are looking for a highly energetic individual who is passionate about the GOTR mission and vision. Intern will work directly with our GOTR Partnerships Director. Intern will be provided guidance, mentoring and support. Flexibility is a plus. The intern will be required to complete a minimum of 5+ hours/week but can complete more hours based on expectations of school. We are open to applicants from any major/minor and Junior year or higher with strong written and communication skills a must and ability to pay attention to the details. Intern must possess a "coachable" attitude.


We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Key attributes and characteristics include:

  • Empowerment 
  • Responsibility 
  • Intentionality 
  • Diversity 
  • Connectedness 
  • Joy 
  • Optimism 
  • Gratitude 
  • Nurturing 
  • Healthy 
  • Open-Hearted 
  • Compassion

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and identify available funding opportunities.
  • Maintain knowledge of proper protocols and all relevant guidelines required for the proper proposal submission process.
  • Submit researched, well- written, and well-documented fund-raising proposals.
  • Generate proposals and all required supporting documents in response to solicitations.
  • Write reports to foundation, government, and other funders of Girls on the Run.
  • Create and maintain funding calendar activities for Girls on the Run.
  • Maintain communication on progress of obtained grants with Strategic Partnerships Director.
  • Enrolled in Junior year of college or above with completed coursework in communications, journalism or related fields.
  • Interest in working in a small office setting with the ability to work independently and be a problem-solver.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Fall/Spring school year opportunity
  • Must have a laptop and a car
  • Available at least 5 hours/week  
  • Can work from home with some time meeting in the office.
  • This is a non-paid internship
  • Will receive awesome GOTR merchandise and swag.
  • Free Parking
  • Will work with Intern's educational institution for college credit if applicable.
  • Will leave at the end of the internship with the understanding of how a small nonprofit works and amazing grantwriting experience.

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