Grant Writing & Business Sponsorship Coordinator Internships

Internship posted by: TeenAIDS-PeerCorps

Posted on: November 5, 2013

Location: Norfolk, VA, 23503, US

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Compensation: Unpaid

Stipend/Wage: Academic Credit

Hours per week: 12

Internship Description:

TeenAIDS-PeerCorps (TA-PC) is one of the most respected AIDS prevention non-profits that specifically targets vulnerable teenagers in the U.S. and globally. Founded 20 years ago by a Harvard expert and lecturer, TA-PC is unique because the entire organization, from the very top to its grassroots operations, is run by an all-volunteer staff with a passion for saving young lives. All funds received go directly to efforts educating youth 12 – 22. TeenAIDS is looking for dependable, serious-minded college-age interns for credit or as volunteers, to work part-time on a weekly basis:

A two-person team is needed that can work well in tandem to research grants from funders and financial donations from businesses interested in youth health issues like AIDS prevention but including a wider search for financial support for educational programs, medical health initiatives and street outreach (overseas trips) targeting vulnerable teens. The work is to convince business people and foundations to donate to TA-PC’s efforts. Creativity is a key and a willingness to be persuasive and persistent is a must. People of means need to believe that their tax-deductible donations are going directly to a most worthy charitable cause that truly needs their help and dollars. This team will also stay in regular contact with TA-PC Board members sharing information on prospective donors – and identifying possible new Board members. This effort works closely with the Director in the office; approximately 12 hours weekly.

How to apply

All positions require regularly scheduled hours with most time needed in our Norfolk, Virginia headquarters during the office hours of 10 am to 4 pm, Monday – Saturday. If your location and schedule do not permit this commitment, please do not apply. We are open throughout the year and only closed for major holidays and ten days at Christmas-New Years. Interns for academic credit are desired but we will work with any good young people. You will need to bring your own laptop as we are a modest operation with an international audience. The dress attire is casual. Safe parking is available on the little-used street in a residential area of single family houses near the beach.

If you are interested in making a real difference in the lives of innocent teenagers by helping them to avoid a life-threatening disease, and are willing to put in the necessary time weekly as a volunteer/intern, please contact the Executive Director atta-pc@teenaids.org. Include a name and number of a professional or academic reference.

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We are an all-volunteer 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization distributing information about AIDS to teens locally, nationally, and internationally.