As a GrantWatch intern, I am familiar with the benefits of internship programs. Internships are the gateway for any individual to expand their experiences and background in the field they wish to pursue.
While GrantWatch hires college graduates, they afforded me the paid opportunity to learn about grants and grant writing, the nonprofit community and crowdfunding. As a recent high-school graduate, GrantWatch is my first professional job. Before, I had been a sales clerk and a babysitter. I am now providing extensive customer service, helping subscribers locate suitable grants and writing articles for GrantWatch.com and UHelp.com.
Outside of the GrantWatch office, though, I have a deep love for the fashion industry. In addition to participating in fashion-related activities, I routinely design clothes and construct wardrobe pieces.
Through networking with production companies, I was recently presented with the opportunity to be an intern during 2017 New York Fashion Week for designer Dennis Basso. The internship consisted of working hands-on during the planning process and assisting the facilitation of show day.
I was flourishing in my internship with GrantWatch, but this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Thankfully, I didn’t have to relinquish my position with GrantWatch. The company gave me a one-week leave to pursue my passion.
With my honed interpersonal skills and professional ethic, I showed up to New York Fashion week with confidence and sophistication.
Following one of the most rewarding weeks of my life, I returned to my desk at GrantWatch to continue sharpening my professional skills for upcoming fashion opportunities.
GrantWatch could use a few more interns who are well versed in data entry, social media, SEO, crowdfunding and nonprofits with great writing skills. If you’re interested, send your resume to Support1@UHelp.com and call (888) 240-1494.
And just so you know, GrantWatch supports internships and career development with its a database exclusively for workforce grants. Find funding to create workforce-development programs, start internships and hone your skills at GrantWatch.com.
Grants ranging from $600 to $10,000 to USA Native American-led grassroots organizations for project support and organizational support and assistance.
Deadline: 12/01/17 Postmarked
Fellowships of $10,000 to USA women business owners to invest in and further grow their businesses. Each Fellow will be paired with a mentor provided by the funding source.
Deadline: 11/09/17 11:59 PM ET
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and territories court managers and full-time state court judges to take advantage of professional development opportunities.
Deadline: 11/01/17 Postmarked or Received
About the Author: Lauren Thomas is a summer intern for UHelp and GrantWatch and an up-and-coming fashion designer.