High Point PROMISE Intern (1 position)
Program: High Point PROMISE
Location: Epstein Building, 905 Spruce St., Seattle (First Hill neighborhood); occasionally West Seattle
Schedule: 5 to 10 hours per week, any weekdays between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., from mid-May to early September
Background and program scope
Inspired by the work of Geoffrey Canada and Harlem Children’s Zone, Neighborhood House (in partnership with Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle Public Schools, and the City of Seattle as well as residents and community providers) launched High Point PROMISE; a bold vision where all children living in the High Point community graduate from high school and are prepared for college, work and life. With technical assistance and support from the newly formed Promise Neighborhoods Institute, High Point PROMISE underwent a year of intensive planning to create an implementation “road map” to ensure that every child in High Point is prepared for success. The High Point PROMISE Intern will be assisting Neighborhood House in the development and submission of their 2012 Promise Neighborhoods grant application so that we can obtain the funding needed to implement our “road map” of services.
This is a great opportunity to gain insight into how nonprofits work, place based initiatives, educational systems, and social services. This position will also gain experience in project management, grant writing, research and data analysis, and interpersonal communication.
In coordination with Neighborhood House’s leadership team and the Advancement Manager, the High Point PROMISE Intern will:
- Analyze community, school, and national data
- Interview staff and other High Point service providers
- Map community risks and assets
- Assist in the creation of grant application attachments
- Research and identify potential new partners
- Draft letters of support and match confirmation
- Write and edit grant narrative
- Preference given to those currently pursuing their Masters of Public Administration or similar degree;
- Previous experience with research, interviewing, or stakeholder analysis;
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Previous experience writing grant applications, white papers and/or memos;
- Self-starter who is able to work independently;
- Proficient in Word and Excel;
- Comfortable working in diverse settings.