Interns are expected to write and submit grant proposals, conduct preliminary grant research, work collaboratively with fellow interns across different time zones and schedules, as well as work independently. Successful grant writing interns display excellent writing skills, communication skills, and motivation. Intern writers do not need to have past experience writing grant proposals. They are also expected to attend weekly meetings with their team and stay in communication with their project managers.
- Strong Research and Writing Abilities
- Excellent Organization, Communication, and Time Management Skills
- Ability to understand complex instructions
- Computer Skills
- Motivated to take on new initiatives
- Intern writers do not need to have past experience writing grant proposals
- Any previous experience in writing, reading, budgeting, or working with grants is a plus
What is Seaside: Seaside Sustainability is a nationally recognized, award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to community engagement, public education, and environmental conservation. Seaside aims to be a leader in environmental and STEM educational programs and recognition initiatives. We help by promoting public awareness about the importance of environmental health, providing resources to develop problem-solving skills, and chances to get engaged as part of a community to take action. We organize our works and initiatives around these areas: plastic mitigation, marine citizen science, sustainability education, and solar energy in the community.
Why Intern at Seaside: Seaside’s internship program is hands-down one of the best in the area! With its roots firmly seated in education and hands-on learning, there is no doubt that that is why we have more than 50 interns at any given point throughout the year. Our programs and initiatives encourage members of the community, young and old, to build and nurture a relationship with local land and seascapes. An internship at Seaside allows you to explore a myriad of internship opportunities, relevant to almost any future interest. Join Seaside Sustainability for any season, or during breaks in your school schedule. We are looking for part-time interns in high school, college, and beyond to work on a diverse and challenging array of projects and initiatives. We are accepting applications for unpaid internships, with hours available any day of the week and practically any time of day: weekdays, weekends, and evenings included. We prefer to have our local interns work in person at the office in Gloucester, and we also invite interns from all over the United States and internationally to apply. Seaside Sustainability provides interns with real and meaningful work, and internships are available in any season with flexible time schedules.
Seaside Sustainability is now certified to give out the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” to eligible interns. This award was created to, “recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.” This is a great achievement to put on your resume!
What are the requirements for this award?
- Must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident
- All hours must be completed within a 12-month period to be counted towards the final total
- All hours must be tracked in Seaside’s weekly shift report to be counted
What Interns Do at Seaside Sustainability: Our interns are not limited to just one role; we encourage each intern to take advantage of the opportunity to explore a variety of roles and responsibilities. Our interns are never bored as they’re always given real and meaningful work that is essential to the day-to-day operation of the company. As an intern with Seaside Sustainability, you will be asked to perform a myriad of tasks, most of which can also be found at https://www.seasidesustainability.org/intern-details
Market Research Weekly Work: We have been working on collecting critical contact information on schools, educators, and administrators since 2017 in preparation to re-launch and manage our Green Scholars Program across the country!! To meet our weekly goals, all Seaside Sustainability interns are required to spend no more than 2-hours a week collecting this critical information! This activity is absolutely crucial to our program’s success, hence why interns dedicate part of their weekly time commitment to its completion. We have developed an entire process that our interns are trained in to make it as easy as possible for you! Interns that are in Seaside Sustainability’s management are not required to do this weekly market research.
Course Credit: Students may receive course credit for this internship. Staff will work with the intern’s school/advisor on achieving desired learning outcomes and completing all necessary paperwork.
Requirements: Seaside Sustainability requires interns to work at least 15 hours per week.
And remember to check out our partner organization National STEM Honor Society for another great internship opportunity!