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LILAC Partner Internship: Global fund for Children Grantmaking Internship

Grantmaking Program Internship

Summer 2018

Washington, DC

This is a BMC only opportunity. The selected student will participate in the LILAC Summer Funding Program.

Please do not apply through handshake. Please apply through LILAC Summer Funding Form

 

The Global Fund for Children (GFC) envisions a world where children grow up to be productive, caring citizens of our global society. GFC advances the education and dignity of young people around the world through its grantmaking program, which funds community-based organizations. Our grantmaking falls into four thematic areas: Education; Gender Equity; Freedom from Violence and Exploitation; and Youth Empowerment. We support partners in all regions of the world. Beyond providing financial support, GFC works to leverage additional support on behalf of its grantee partners, to promote sharing of knowledge and creation of networks, and to provide organizational development assistance.

 

PURPOSE

We are seeking a summer intern to provide a range of programmatic and project focused support to the programs team. The summer internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the areas of international development, philanthropy, global children and youth issues, and the day-to-day operations of a grassroots grantmaker. Interns play a significant role in the success of GFC, therefore we strive to offer a rewarding learning and engagement experience.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Interns will work on research or analytical projects in collaboration with the Grantmaking team. Activities envisioned for the summer of 2018 include cataloging of innovations by grassroots partners, analysis of grantee progress reports and research of trends, partners, and opportunities to help inform regional and country investment strategies. Additional projects will be developed in collaboration with interns and grantmaking team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Passion and interest in international issues, particularly those involving children and youth will be helpful. Experience and interest in data analysis and organization of information will be an asset. Additionally, strong research and writing ability, knowledge of basic computer applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are useful. We use the Microedge GIFTS grant management system as our primary source for tracking and managing grants. Successful interns will have initiative, solid attention to detail, and enjoy working with a team as well as independently. French and Spanish language skills are not required but appreciated.

 

TERMS

40 hours a week during regular business hours, Monday-Friday (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

 

APPLY

Application: LILAC Summer Funding Form

Deadline: March 5th, 2018