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 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
Grants starting at $3,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that will raise national awareness of the need for economic education.
Internships to USA, Canada, and International individuals to travel to Israel and gain experience (usually volunteering) in a field of the applicant's choice. Interns will spend 25 to 40 hours per week in their placement, with the rest of the time free for personal exploration.
About the Author: Lauren Thomas is a summer intern for UHelp and GrantWatch and an up-and-coming fashion designer.