The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) helps veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers thrive through community and the arts.
We provide innovative, free, evidence-based community arts programming that accomplishes an extraordinary community impact by significantly and sustainably improving hundreds of veterans’ well-being across several domains every year. Our offering includes multi-week classes, one-time workshops, and performances across a variety of art forms, including stand-up comedy, storytelling, improv, creative writing, acting, painting, drawing, and more.
Since our founding six years ago, we have served 1,300+ unique veterans through our arts education programs and our alumni have performed for an estimated 100,000+ audience members, including shows at the Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, for Former President Jimmy Carter, and at The White House under President Obama. We have been featured by CNN, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR, The Washington Post, POLITICO, Forbes, and more. We envision a future where there are creative communities across the country for veterans to thrive through the arts, and our goal is to expand our programs nationally to realize that future.
Train and collaborate directly with ASAP’s Executive Director to master the nonprofit grant funding process from start (grant prospecting) to finish (grant reporting).
ASAP has a successful grant funding history and grant funding provides crucial support for our mission. This internship opportunity will enable a talented writer to become a successful grant writer — and contribute to the fundraising success of a rapidly growing startup nonprofit. This internship may lead to a long-term grant writing staff position with ASAP. The internship and staff position are fully remote.
You will train closely with ASAP’s Executive Director and Development Team to take on the following responsibilities and ultimately secure additional grant funding to advance the organization’s mission:
Develop a strong understanding of ASAP’s mission, history, strengths, and long-term goals in order to communicate effectively in proposals and reports.
Research, identify, and cultivate prospective grantors.
Prepare grant proposals, determining overall concept, specifying outputs and outcomes, gathering internal data, drafting content, and responding to feedback.
Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and submission.
Maintain quality by using and updating templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
After a grant is received and funds are deployed, communicate outputs and outcomes to the grantor through high-quality written reports.
Manage tasks in Asana and GCal.
Undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate university student
Strong writing skills, with the ability to clearly articulate an argument and provide evidence
Eagerness to learn about grant-writing and nonprofit leadership
Excellent academic record, particularly in research and writing
Proactive, can-do attitude
Highly organized and deadline-oriented
Proficient in G Suite (GMail, Google Drive, Google Docs)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Course credits from undergraduate/graduate university (eligibility permitting)
Mentorship support from ASAP’s network of advisors and supporters
The opportunity to work with a rapidly growing startup nonprofit and impact the lives of thousands of veterans, service members, and military family members
Please submit your résumé, a 250 word statement of interest explaining why you would be a good fit for this opportunity, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. ASAP is accepting and reviewing resumes on an on-going basis. Position will remain open and posted until filled.