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Foundation Relations Internship - Los Angeles


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Los Angeles, CA

The Foundation Relations Intern (Los Angeles) will have the opportunity to gain experience in all areas of foundation relations, including grant writing, cultivating relationships with foundation partners and fundraising in a professional work environment. Reporting to the Foundation Relations Associate, the Intern is responsible for tasks directly related to national and local fundraising with foundation partners for GLAAD's media advocacy programs. The Intern will spend the majority of their time assisting the Foundation Relations team with writing, editing and producing proposals and reports for current and prospective funders. In addition, the Intern will assist in prospect research, database maintenance, administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.


  • Work with the Foundation Relations team to produce proposals and reports for current and prospective foundation partners.
  • Research, identify and solicit foundation partners for GLAAD's programmatic work.
  • Coordinate mailings related to foundation relations.
  • Maintain current information and submit updates for foundation partners.
  • Maintain and update internal foundation fundraising tracking systems.
  • Administrative duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have had previous internship experience or coursework related to non-profit fundraising and grant writing and/or a strong background in writing.

The successful applicant will be:

  • A self-starter and creative thinker with interest in foundation relations and grant writing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with limited supervision.
  • Computer proficient in word processing, email and Internet research. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Genuinely concerned and conversant about LGBT issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference.
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively with people of diverse races, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities.
  • Interest in fundraising, media and LGBT issues.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Please note:

All GLAAD interns are required to be students attending an institution with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma, such as college or graduate school. Interns must have graduated from high school. Internships are 8-20 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer and usually last twelve weeks. Internships must be completed in the office during the regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with occasional evening or weekend hours required for certain internships. Please indicate hours of availability and date available to start in the cover letter.


Name: Human Resources (no phone calls, please)

The following MUST be included in your application:
1. A cover letter outlining your interest and experience specific to this position
2. A current resume
3. The title of the position (such as "LA Foundation Relations Intern") MUST appear in the first line of the email. GLAAD will accept applications until filled.

Other Notes:

  • GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to interested parties.
  • GLAAD is a business casual dress environment.
  • Candidates MUST be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
  • Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Selections are made as the applicant pool allows and continue until the position is filled.