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The Foundation for the Public’s Health Seeks Grant Researcher/Writer Interns

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt – Unpaid
JOB FAMILY: Development
LEVEL: Internship – 2 Positions
REPORTS TO: President/CEO of The Foundation for the Public’s Health

Organizational Summary:

The Foundation for the Public’s Health (the Foundation) is a start-up philanthropic initiative united with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) www.naccho.org. NACCHO represents approximately 2,800 local health departments nationwide, including tribal health organizations. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice with local health departments. NACCHO currently conducts programs in the following areas: Public Health Infrastructure and Systems, Community Health, Environmental Health, Public Health Preparedness. The Foundation complements NACCHO’s mission by mobilizing people, organizations, and resources to build the capacity of local health departments to deliver excellent health service to the American people.

Position Summary:

The grant researcher(s) and writer(s) will be responsible for investigating, identifying, and engaging with a variety of funding sources. This includes private and public foundations and corporate giving. This is an ideal position for someone looking for real hands-on experience with the grant seeking process in the environment of a growing, and dynamic nonprofit start-up. This internship will require a great deal of discipline, entrepreneurial spirit, practical research skills, and self-direction. This is a heavily research-based position and it is expected that you have strong written communication skills with the ability to produce clear, articulate, and persuasive proposals. While the president of the Foundation will supervise you, the expectation is that you bring ideas and skills to the task. You are asked how best to determine prospective donor interest in both the start-up of the Foundation and the ongoing work of NACCHO. This is an opportunity to create and leave your mark on a very important venture for public health in America.

The Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with the ability to co-create a system for identifying, categorizing, and prioritizing foundation and corporate prospects. The research you conduct with will help with both short-term and mid-term funding opportunities. The grant researcher(s) and writer(s) will work with the Foundation and NACCHO staff and will learn from experienced grant researchers and writers.

Hours: Negotiable depending on your school’s requirements and your availability, but at least 10-15 hours/week.

Qualifications:

Contact:  Mr. Paul Yeghiayan, president, The Foundation for the Public’s Health – pyeghiayan@naccho.org, 202-507-4226.