The DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation was created to teach children basic financial and economic literacy skills to promote life-long financial health. DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation Inc. (DMFLF), a 501(c)(3) organization is working to close the financial literacy gap in our country and build stronger, financially literate communities — one student, one classroom, one school at a time. DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation created and provides an eight-unit curriculum which includes lessons, activities, and highest quality to schools and teachers at no cost. We have developed a student-centered financial literacy curriculum for high school students. It is a 60-hour program that meets all national standards. We are presently engaging with schools and educators within central New Jersey communities and would appreciate your support in expanding our financial literacy education program for teens and advance our vision of “A Financially FIT America.” The Foundation works closely with educators, opinion makers, business leaders and families to dramatically improve financial literacy and better prepare the next generation for a lifetime of better financial decisions.
Requirements of the Foundation:
The DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation (DMFLF) offers unpaid internships to current students and recent graduates interested in learning the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. Interns or volunteers will be paired with a Foundation team member for one-on-one mentorship to gain hands-on experience in their area of interest. In order to become an intern or volunteer, the applicant must:
● Be able to work 15-22 Hours per week during regular business hours at DMFLF HQ in Princeton, NJ
● Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer and subject matter competency
● Be motivated, organized, willing to help with any project no matter how large or small, and can balance multiple priorities at once
● Have a strong desire to make a difference, a passion for the DMFLF mission, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor
Although this in not a paid internship position, interns will gain first-hand, individualistic experience in working in all facets of a non-profit organization, especially within their focus areas. Interns will be able to attend our functions and other events and activities as identified. Interns will participate and become actively involved in the actual operational activities of the organization and will leave this experience with a professional understanding of the non-profit world that will serve them as they proceed professionally. Interns will also leave this experience with a professional reference upon request.
Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics required:
We are looking for an intern or volunteer who is responsible, has good time management and communication skills, and can work well on their own. Because the position will be both in the office and within the community, it is important the intern or volunteer is an independent worker and has the ability to complete tasks on a timely manner. In the very least DMFLF interns or volunteers must be able to work with staff, volunteers, potential donors and major donors and develop any needed documents when asked.
Intern or volunteer should be at least 18 years of age, have excellent reading, writing and communication skills, have reliable transportation and a good working phone number. Interns or volunteers are required to have the ability to follow directions, speak about the organization, research, enter and track donor information utilizing various database systems.
Understanding of the Following:
● Grant research and writing process
● Understanding of the foundation’s message and vision
● Importance of a clear concise timeline/building schedule
Specific duties and tasks:
● Working with the Executive Director to create a database of potential grants and timelines for the writing process
● Create and Maintain a Grant Calendar which shows when a grant application and or report is due and the contact information
● Review funder websites, printed application guidelines and determining mission alignments of potential funder
● Work with staff and volunteers to identify areas of needs where a grant would help solve a problem of fill a need
● Learn how to research and write grants
● Research and help write, review and edit all affiliate grant proposals
● Research community outreach opportunities
● Contact schools and organizations regarding the foundation’s curriculum
● Learn how to communicate with interested parties about what we do in-person, via telephone and e-mail
● Attend Community and related activities
● Work with staff to engage in outreach to local newspapers, news stations, and radio stations to convey message.
Interns/Volunteers will be working with the Executive Director to create a database of potential grants and timelines for the writing process. They will create and maintain a grant calendar which shows when a grant application and or report is due. They will be learning how to read, research, and write grants and review any grant proposals. Other responsibilities are not limited to, evaluating grant writing strategies to adapt to the organization’s strategic plan, and communicating with interested parties about the foundation and message.
Benefits to the intern / compensation:
Although this in not a paid internship position, interns or volunteers will gain first-hand, individualistic experience in working in all facets of a non-profit organization, including within their focus areas. Interns or volunteers will be able to attend our functions and other events and activities as identified. Interns or volunteers will participate and become actively involved in the actual operational activities of the organization and will leave this experience with a professional understanding of the non-profit world that will serve them as they proceed professionally. Interns or volunteers will also leave this experience with a professional reference upon request.
What will the Service Learning Intern Learn?
● How to work with individuals to develop documents which provide guidance and direction.
● How to give a public presentation.
● How to plan and execute fundraising event.
● How to communicate with the community about our organization.
● How to develop a list of contacts and organizations.
● How to engage donors and major donors.
● How to connect and communicate with media outlets.
● How a non-profit works.
● How DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation serves the community.
We would like a copy of the applicant’s resume as well as a writing sample if the applicant is applying for the Grant Writing/ Research position. For the graphic design position, we would like for the applicant to send us a sample of their work, perhaps something from their portfolio.
Supervisor Contact information:
189 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08854
Office: 609-751-3300 ext. 300