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For Community-Driven Global Development

Grants Administration Intern

Foundation for Sustainable Development is currently looking for a Grants Administration Intern (GAI) to join our International Program Team to intern under the supervision of the International Program Officer and in collaboration with the entire International Programs Team. This internship position will provide support to the grant management of all international grants received during the summer. The GAI will be expected to organize and lead grant review meetings with other interns, review all submitted grant proposals, and write educational evaluations of grant proposals. Under the supervision and guidance of the International Program Officer, the Grants Administration Intern will coordinate the grant review and funding process for proposals submitted from the field.


  • Conduct grant review meetings to collect feedback on grant proposals
  • Collect, record and analyze grant funding data
  • Organizing grant status, funding decisions, and budgets
  • Respond promptly and professionally to emails and grant submissions
  • Edit written grant evaluation forms for professional and detailed feedback


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with grant proposal-writing and/or reviews
  • Relevant coursework, specialization or experience: international development, social sciences, fundraising or nonprofit management, or other relevant fields
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized to succeed in this position
  • Able to take initiative and work with limited supervision
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Google-drive
  • Experience volunteering or working with a nonprofit organization a plus
  • Spanish-translation skills a plus, but not required


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to jobs@fsd.org. Your email subject line should be "Grants Admin Intern."

About Our Bay Area Internship Program

Our Bay Area intern program is open to talented, value-aligned students, recent graduates, and transitioning professionals. We offer an enriching and educational environment where you are able to contribute to FSD’s work while learning about international development and exchange. All internship positions are unpaid and focus on providing an educational experience for interns while contributing to FSD’s mission. When credit is available through your university, FSD is happy to assist with any reasonable requests related to obtaining credit.

Because we invest significant staff time in our internship program, we require a weekly time commitment of at least 16 hours over a period of at least two months; applicants who can dedicate more time to FSD are more competitive. Please note that internships will be primarily virtual, with occasional in-person meetings with your supervisor. Applicants should be prepared and able to work independently.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to each applicant or to accept phone inquiries about Bay Area placements. You will be contacted only if you are one of the top candidates being considered.

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