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  • Internship: Grants Manager FY2024

    NPN Amy J.

    Volunteer Title 

    Intern: Grants Manager


    This is a part-time internship position requiring a minimum of 10 hours per week. This internship can start as early as 8/21/23. We ask for a time commitment of at least three months but ideally six to twelve months.



    Founded in 1980, the Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago, (NPN), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to connect a diverse community of families with the support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago. NPN helps parents research schools, navigate developmental differences, and get parent-to-parent advice. Learn more at npnparents.org


    NPN is proud to be an inclusive organization and welcomes families of all cultures and backgrounds, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, or ability. 


    Purpose of the Internship
    The Grants Manager intern will assist NPN in its mission and goals by contributing to grant application efforts. This individual will assist in identifying relevant grants, gathering required information from NPN staff members, and writing a first draft of the  grant application.

    Desired Qualifications 

    Not all applicants will have skills that match this description exactly. NPN values diverse experiences and encourages everyone who meets the required qualifications to apply. While having “desired” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to apply. We always look for people who will bring something new to the table! 


    Experience in grant writing or a willingness to learn
    Organized, able to work both independently and as part of a team

    Excellent writing skills

    Able to think analytically

    Internally motivated to celebrate and support all types of Chicago families including but not limited to families with one parent, families of children with developmental differences, new parents, experienced parents, LGBTQIA+ parents and children, and families across all income brackets, races, and religions. 


    Duties and Responsibilities 

    Contribute to NPN’s grant application efforts

    Meet with the Executive Director online or in-person on a regular basis

    Attend staff meetings as-needed. (Most staff meetings are virtual.)

    Attend virtual or in-person NPN events on occasion to understand NPN’s programming

    Follow NPN on social media and share posts regularly


    Required Qualifications 

    Strong interpersonal skills and excellent writing skills.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

    Microsoft Word, Excel 

    Google Workspace 




    We are a supportive, inclusive, hard-working team. We support each other in our work-life balance and believe in the best of each other. We are professional, scrappy, and hardworking. We believe in the value of NPN. 


    Time Commitment 

    This is a part-time, flexible, remote position requiring a minimum of 10  hours per week. NPN is open to candidates seeking a larger time commitment. The time commitment and work schedule will be determined by the candidate and NPN during the interview process. 


    How to Apply 

    Send cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org. Enter “Grants Manager Intern” in the subject line.

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