What You’ll Gain
- Exposure to processes and practices used in community foundations from engagement with a community grant or scholarship cycle, to analyzing data, to conducting research.
- Exposure to LGBTQ philanthropy, and a first-hand glimpse of how it fits into philanthropy as a whole
- Exposure to work with donors, volunteers, scholars and grantees, and the communities we serve
- Gain experience in use of the grants and scholarship application software, donor and volunteer database software, and other web-based tools
- Learn to work as part of a collaborative regional team
- Gain experience in grant and scholarship reviewing, survey development, and engaging with volunteers and donors
- Receive supervision, coaching, mentoring, and training opportunities
All internships are located in Seattle, WA office, and are currently unpaid. Internships last 10 weeks or longer at 8 hours or more a week, with some exceptions. Intern hours take place Monday-Friday, between 9:00am-5:00pm.
This program funds ideas, projects, and strategies from community organizations as they work toward enhancing the lives and addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth, adults, and families in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Interns working within the grants program support Pride Foundation in the following ways:
- Researching best practices in granting programs, developing landscape and areas of impact studies, assisting with evaluation of the grants program overall.
- Supporting the community grants cycle including reading and evaluating grant applications, recruiting reviewers, and helping organize and process program data.
Development/Community Engagement Program
We conduct outreach and relationship building activities to identify and engage philanthropic partners who are the center of this donor-supported community foundation. Interns working within the development program support Pride Foundation in the following ways:
- Assisting with event planning activities for a variety of events ranging from house parties to large gatherings
- Developing timelines, surveys, tracking spreadsheets, and other tools to increase project management efficiency
- Researching innovative methods of resource mobilization
Our Scholarship Program provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+), and allied communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Interns working within the scholarship program support Pride Foundation in the following ways:
- Supporting the scholarship cycle, reviewing scholarship applications, recruiting reviewers, facilitating review groups, and helping organize and present program data.
- Researching best practices, conducting cost analysis of tuition and financial award rates, assisting with evaluation of the scholarship program overall
- Assisting with growing our Scholarship Alumni Network including outreach, surveying, and engaging with past Pride Foundation Scholars
We ensure that Pride Foundation’s friends, donors, volunteers, grantees, scholars, and the public are engaged, informed, and inspired by the organization and its vision. Interns working within the communications program support Pride Foundation in the following ways:
- Assisting with crafting and promoting effective and cohesive messages reflecting on complex and sensitive community issues.
- Assisting with creating, coordinating, editing, and deploying digital and print communications including social media pages, blog posts, brochures, advertisements, and annual report.
- Passion for LGBTQ+ communities, social justice, and the nonprofit sector
- Experience with software platforms including Microsoft Office and social media
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and ask for help when it’s needed
- Ability to think creatively and learn quickly
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Writing and editing skills for delivering messages in simple, understandable ways