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Proposal Writing Intern

Organization Summary

Anera is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-sectarian, the organization delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and development programs that have a long-lasting impact on refugees and poor communities. With a staff of 140 professionals, Anera has delivered over $100 million in emergency, health, education, and community development program in 2022.


Job Summary

The Business Development (BD) team researches new grant opportunities, writes proposals to secure funding, designs new programming for Anera projects, and compiles reports for donors during and following program implementation. The position is available beginning early January through early August. Pay is $17/hour with interns expected to work a minimum of 28-hours per week. This internship will be remote. Preference for applicants who can work January-August with flexible start and end dates. Applications will be reviewied on a rolling basis with priority for applications submitted before Dec 4.

Note- remote work eligible for the following states: D.C, VA, MD, NC, SC, GA, FL, MA, NY, MS, MN, TX, IL, IN, RI

Internship Responsibilities

The BD Intern will work with the BD team, assisting members of the team with projects including but not limited to:

  • Proofreading/Copy Editing – assisting the BD Proposal Coordinator, Program Officers, and Director with the preparation of final documents for new grant applications.
  • Background Research and Writing – researching background information for context analyses for Situation Reports.
  • Meeting Minutes – taking detailed meeting minutes in transcript style and compiling a list of action items for each internal BD team meeting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience in drafting and writing research papers.
  • Ability to work remotely without constant, direct supervision.
  • Experience with Google Suite, especially Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Slides and Google Sheets.
  • Knowledge of and interest in the Middle East and Palestine preferred.

Education: Current senior in Bachelor’s degree in communications, history, political science, English, or other writing/research-intensive liberal arts degree. Juniors with a strong background in writing and research will also be considered. Graduate students and recent graduates also are encouraged to apply.