Grant Writing Internship - International Rescue Committee

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst
humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40
countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm
to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees
from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement
agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually
and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: As a grant writing intern the IRC in Atlanta intends to provide an
experienced grant writer with opportunities to play a vital role in researching and writing
grants. Intern will be capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines,
initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding. This
would require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills. The Grant Writing
Intern will also play a key role in other IRC Atlanta’s activities and perform other tasks as
 Provide data collection and research including tracking all forms of funding sources
 Draft written materials for internal and external communications.
 Draft newsletters and press releases.
 Proof read and edit letters of intent and grant proposals
 Prospect identification, research, proposal development and writing in conjunction with
 Accurate and timely production of final proposals
 Initiate and maintain relationships with grantors. Track and document communications
 Assist with updating and maintaining IRC donor database
 Research potential major donor prospects
 Assist with donor outreach and cultivation
 The qualified candidate will have excellent writing, verbal, proof reading, editing, and
organizational skills.
 Must possess previous grant writing experience
 Ideal candidates will also be flexible team players, self-motivated and detail oriented
individual with strong interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, and excellent
communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and work well under deadline.
Computer aptitude and Microsoft Office experience required.
Discretion, diplomacy and good team player.
Ability to take initiative and work independently.
Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment; international experience and
knowledge of refugees issues a plus.
Preferred candidates will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an
accredited curriculum of study in Social Sciences or related field.
Foreign language is a plus but not required
For more information or to apply, please contact Hayat Nawd, Volunteer and External
Relations Coordinator, at or 678-636-8928. To learn more about
us, please visit the IRC website at