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Grant Writing Intern

Position: Consulting Intern - Grant Writing and Development
Start Date: Winter, Spring, or Summer Term

Almora is a growing nonprofit and philanthropy consulting firm that works alongside our clients to develop creative solutions to their strategic challenges. We believe in collaboration, both within our team and with our clients. We take pride in developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with the client as we assess their specific needs, challenges, and goals and create a plan tailored to their organization. By monitoring and evaluating our clients’ roadmaps regularly, we ensure that change happens and objectives are met. We operate with a team approach, where our consultants provide expertise and assist with each other's projects. Our process results in a stronger social sector, where organizations make lasting societal change. Almora is a women-led business; the founders are graduates of the M.S. in Nonprofit Management Program at Columbia University.

The Intern will support the development and implementation of consulting projects for multiple nonprofit, foundation, and corporate clients. Our team is currently in the midst of a variety of exciting projects including: fundraising plans, strategic plans, leadership coaching, and corporate philanthropy plans. We are always taking on new clients, so there is a potential for additional projects in the future. The Intern will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from multiple consultants by reporting to each project’s lead.

  • Regularly communicate with project leads via Zoom, email, and phone to discuss new tasks, collaboratively work on projects, and gain feedback on assignments.
  • Researching funding opportunities that align with the short and long-term goals of various clients.
  • Drafting and editing compelling grant proposals with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Coordinating with team members and clients to ensure that all application materials are accounted for.
  • Looking ahead at project timelines and assessing immediate needs and upcoming tasks. The work is flexible but does have hard deadlines that cannot be negotiated.
  • Attend our weekly team meeting to hear updates on each consulting project, collaboratively brainstorm solutions to challenges, and participate in workshops.
  • Attend client meetings, when necessary, to present research and discuss project needs with clients.

  • Passion: Genuine interest in the work and demonstrated passion for the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience: Relevant work/internship experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, corporate philanthropy, fundraising, or development. 
  • Education: Actively pursuing or having acquired a degree in Nonprofit Management, Social Work, Business Administration, related disciplines, or equivalent experience required. 
  • A Wordsmith: You excel at creating compelling arguments and explaining complex needs professionally and sometimes technically.
  • A Great Communicator: You possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills. You are adept and confident when speaking in a professional setting and are an excellent presenter. 
  • A Problem-Solver: You’re a strategic and creative thinker who enjoys dynamic problem-solving in a fast-paced, start-up environment with numerous priorities and deadlines.
  • Analytical: You have the ability to create meaningful KPIs and analyze data accurately.
  • Equitable: You understand and value racial equity as an organizational operating principle. You are committed to learning about issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Internship can be completed for course credit.
  • Monthly stipend. 
  • Experience working directly with clients to research, write, and submit grant proposals.
  • The Intern may be considered for a position depending on their performance and current openings.

Almora Advisors is a fully remote firm, so the Intern will work remotely. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. The position is part-time for a period of 15-17 weeks. Outside of team and client meetings, the intern can work on their own schedule, although deadlines must be observed. Internships are available on an ongoing basis or are offered for fall, spring, and summer start dates to align with course credit opportunities.

Applications should be emailed to Caroline Wiser at with “Grant Writing Intern” as the subject line.

Almora Advisors is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.