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Philanthropy Support Intern

Near IUPUI Campus- Federal Work-Study Eligible Students!

General Purpose of Position:
 In this position, students will expand on their knowledge in various forms of communication. This includes active listening skills and relationship building that fosters effective oral and written communication. Improving persuasion skills through innovation and creativity during grant writing. Additionally, in person and virtual communication will be utilized when building relationships with other individuals, donors, and organizations. The purpose of the position is to assist the Development Director in the identification and upkeep of the database foundations and corporate partners. This individual will also assist in writing Letter of Intent and initial grant writing.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
 ● Finding grant opportunities
   ● Grant writing
   ● Developing relationships with local businesses
   ● Making calls to existing or previous donors, sending emails to donors
   ● Assisting the president in fundraising activities

Written and verbal communication
Experience in foundation research
Proposal composition
Team Player
Maintain professional demeanor between peers and partners
Ability to communicate formally with management and outside partners

IUPUI Profiles of Undergraduate Success Gained:

   Innovator The ability to research thoroughly and report best findings, create documents/resources, confront challenges in a positive manner, and be able to independently make decisions.
   Community Contributor The ability to show respect and engage with own and other cultural backgrounds, behave ethically and protect confidential/sensitive information at all times, and help to build a community between the faculty and students.

This position is limited to candidates with a Federal Work-Study award. To verify you have a Federal Work-Study award, please go to your Account -Student Center- Financials- Financial Aid Summary. If you have an award, it will be listed with the rest of your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.). You may also email the Office of Student Financial Services at to inquire about eligibility.