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Foundation Research Internship

Position Title: Foundation Research Intern
Supervisor: Foundation Relations Specialist
Commitment: September – January (three to four months, start date negotiable)
Hours: 5-15 hours a week; flexible schedule
Salary: Volunteer position, no salary
Benefits: Receive references and recommendations; gain professional and nonprofit experience; develop proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and grant databases like Foundation Directory and Grant Station; work in a positive work environment; and support a mission that’s important to the community.

Position Summary

Basic Function: This position will support the grant fundraising activities of CCA. Responsibilities will include internet and database research on current and prospective foundation donors with both a regional and national focus; creating reports for staff and making recommendations.

Essential Function: Duties will include utilizing research databases like Foundation Directory and Grant Station, as well as our Raiser’s Edge database, to learn more about the funding priorities and application processes of new & existing foundation prospects. Research findings and recommendations will be reported to staff by creating profiles using Microsoft Word and Raiser’s Edge. Goals will be set per region in which CCA programs operate: Pacific Northwest, South, New England, and national scope funders.

Qualifications: At least three years of college education with an emphasis in research and writing; experience in non-profit health and/or arts ideal. Strong research, written communication, and word processing skills. Ability to operate semi-independently and carry out a variety of organizational tasks with limited supervision. Organized, efficient, and ability to work well with a variety of staff in a professional work environment. Comfortability in an environment supporting seriously ill children while maintaining confidentiality at all times. Interest and/or experience in grant writing and nonprofits highly preferred; some grant writing and/or reporting may be assigned if possible.

Physical Demands: The noise level in the workplace is moderate to high. Remote work can be negotiated to facilitate research.

General Information: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.

If you are interested, please fax, email, or send a cover letter and resume to:
Children’s Cancer Association, Holly Petersen, Community Outreach & Volunteer Specialist
1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 140, Portland, OR 97209, HPetersen@joyrx.org, Fax: 503-892-1922

For questions or more information about Children’s Cancer Association, please visit www.Joyrx.org or call 503-244-3141.

Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.