Grant Writing Intern and Apprenticeship Program

 

Grant Writing Internship

 

Whether You’re Just Starting In Grant Writing or You’re an Intermediate Grant Writer, You’re About To Learn The Exact Techniques and Strategies Needed To Break Into The Grant Writing Business Fast

So You Want To Do A Grant Writing Internship…

SMART MOVE…but why?

Why are you interested in doing an internship with us?

  • Have you looked at the internet and discovered that a grant writing internship will be the quickest way to break into the field of grant writing?
  • Did you notice most of the grant writing job postings require the applicant to submit 2-3 grant proposal writing samples?
  • Maybe you realized like countless others did that the number one thing most grant writing jobs require is experience. Yes, experience!

But if you are new to grant writing you really don’t have experience…right?

Maybe you have taken a grant writing class or two…

Does this qualify for experience?

Well think about it…

  • If you were the employer would you hire someone who only took a class?
  • Or would you prefer to hire the person who took the class and used their training in some real life situations.
  • Simply put…do you want the rookie or the person with the experience?

This is really easy to answer.

We would both want the person with the experience…right?

Why?

Because we both know that experience matters.

  • Experience breeds confidence.
  • Confidence helps to breed success.
  • Success translates into money.

Confidence is important with most things in life…but it is especially important in grant writing.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?

DO YOU HAVE THE CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO MOVE FORWARD FOR SUCCESS IN GRANT WRITING?

So let me ask you an honest question?

How is your grant writing confidence on a scale of 1 – 10? (1 being low and 10 high)

Do you just apply for a grant out of the blue?

Do you send out the same generic grant request to many funders?

Do you look for grants to apply for in a bookstore or a local library?

Do you even know where the best place is to start looking for grants?

Here’s a clue…it is not at your local bookstore.

Most of the information is outdated in those books before it even makes it to the bookshelves.

Do you ask for grant money based solely on how much your agency needs?

Yes, we all have needs and wants.

However, have you thought about the fact that the person, organization, or government agency giving out the money also has some desires tthey need served?

Do you even know how much money to ask for?

This is critical, because if you ask for too much you will likely be denied, and if you ask for too little you shortchange yourself.

Okay, these are just a few grant related questions

…but what about the business side of grant writing?

Are you confident on what you should do as a free lance grant writer?

Do you know what you should be charging for your services?

Do you know how to find new clients?

Do you even know what to do once you find a client?

How solid is your business plan?…Yes, business plan!

Should you file your business as an LLC, S Corp. or sole proprietorship?

What does your contractual agreement look like?

Are you aware of what it should contain at a bare minimum?

How are you handling your accounting and taxes?

How confident are you in marketing your grant writing business?

These are just a few of the basics questions…

Do You Find Yourself Asking ANY Of These Questions?

► How do I ensure my clients pay me?

► How do I make sure I get paid on time?

► How can I ensure I get paid what I am worth?

► How should I organize my business?

► Where do I go for support, encouragement and guidance?

► Who should I have on my team?

I could go on and on…but you get the point.

Experience and knowledge plus coaching helps to answer these questions.

That’s why I think it is a SMART MOVE for you to consider doing an internship.

 

Breaking Into The Grant Writing Arena

 

Who Will Help You Navigate Your Grant Writing Journey?

Pushing awayI never will forget when I was new to grant writing.

I was eager to learn grant writing from someone more experienced than myself.

But there was one problem

No one would teach me!

The few grant writers I knew were very protective of their knowledge.

I guess they thought I would take their knowledge and steal some of their business.

I’m really not sure what the deal was…

Nevertheless, I couldn’t find anyone to mentor me.

Mind you…

  • Most grant writers are very kind and loving people.
  • In fact, I would venture to say that grant writers are some of the most loving people I’ve ever met.

But…the really successful ones are often in high-demand.

This means they are very busy.

If you are fortunate, you have someone in your family or close network who can take you underneath their wings.

They can teach you the ropes.

However, if you don’t, you need an internship…and not just any internship!

Why?

Can I let you in on a well known secret in grant professional circles about grant writing internships?

Most nonprofit organizations posting ads seeking a grant writing intern don’t know what they are doing.

So truthfully, who is going to help you?

Honestly…just think about it for a second.

Why would a nonprofit organization post an ad for a grant writing intern if they had a seasoned grant writer on staff?

I will tell you why…because most don’t!

That is why they need you…right?

Take one of those types of internships if you like…

But chances are you will be swimming alone…upstream.

Is that the type of internship you are seeking? If so, you are in luck.

There are lots of those.

What Is So Unique About Our Grant Writing Internship?

 

A lot…no seriously!

If truth be told, not all grant writing internships are created equal.

Let me explain.

Have you ever had a tailor made suit?

The tailor designs a suit to fit you and your unique measurements.

Our Grant Writing Intern And Apprenticeship Program Is Like A Tailored Suite

  • We customized our internship to help accomplish the goals you want
  • We have designed a very robust and rigorous program
  • However we designed it around you to help you develop in the areas that are important to you

Now, you can go to a one-size-fits-all program, but remember you get what you pay for.

Have you ever seen someone with a suit that didn’t fit?

Enough said…I think you see what I mean.

No fitting Suit, Good fitting Suit

How do you want your Grant Writing Internship to look?

Who you learn from and how you learn really matters!

Let me ask you a question…

Suppose you had to go in for open heart surgery.

Who do you want operating on you?

  • Someone who has read about open heart surgery, but never performed one?
  • Someone who has watched someone else conduct a successful open heart surgery?
  • Someone who has conducted numerous successful open heart surgeries?

Again, this is a no-brainer.

We all would want the person OR team with the most experience.

Experience Matters

We want the person and hospital that has been there and done that.

So why is it any different when it comes to who you will learn grant writing from?

Okay…

I know one is life and death, but beyond this.

Why would you want to learn from someone who has only read the textbook?

  • If I were you I would want to learn from the best…yes, the best!
  • To learn and study from the best often requires you to move beyond your comfort zone?
  • Sometimes it requires you to physically move locations?

Our program doesn’t ask you to move…In fact, we come to you…but more on this later.

What university comes to your mind when you think of the best?

C’mon…think about.

Let’s be really honest with ourselves.

Harvard Seal

If you moved past your personal biases you are probably thinking Harvard.

Our Grant Writing Intern And Apprenticeship Program Is Like The Harvard of Grant Writing Trainings.

Seriously!

Here is why?

Have you ever heard of something call triangulation?

According to Wikipedia Triangulation is often used to indicate that more than two methods are used in a study with a view to double (or triple) checking results.

This is also called “cross examination”.

The idea is that one can be more confident with a result if different methods lead to the same result.

Well, our grant writing classes master the art of triangulation.

How you ask?

Our Intern and Apprenticeship Program Allows You To Learn From Many Industry Leaders.

Let me explain.

If you were going to study law would you only want to study from one person?

Probably not…regardless of how good the person is training you.

In fact, if they are really good they have learned from several sources as well.

This is triangulation in a sense!

However, in most grant writing internships you are only learning from one person…

Yes, just one person!

Hopefully, this person knows what they are talking about.

How We Are Different From Other Grant Writing Internship…

  • When you take our program you will learn from many experts.
  • Our program provides you with the essential knowledge.
  • We give you everything you need to write effective grant proposals.
  • You not only learn how to write a grant proposal, but you also learn the business side of grant writing…I bet you didn’t learn this in your last grant writing class!
  • We are highly selective…you must be a good fit for our program to be accepted.
  • We come to you…yes…no need to travel to the top school because the top program will come to you.

Here is how…

Satisfaction GuaranteedOur team of has developed the most interactive and effective grant writing online course available today…satisfaction guaranteed!

It includes:

Grant Writing Coaching

Informative Audio Podcast

Insightful Video Trainings

Engaging and Interactive Lectures

Colorful PowerPoint Handouts

Grant Writing Course Notes

Exclusive and semi-exclusive interviews with:

-Funders
-Grant Writers
-Consultants
-Evaluation Experts
-Program Officers
-Corporate Sponsors
-Fundraising Professionals
-Grant Administrators
-Foundation Executives
-Government Officials

One Shining Star Just Doesn’t Cut It Anymore!

Most grant writing courses come with one instructor.

This stand alone person is all you hear from…check around and see for yourself.

This means you end up getting a lot of monologue…which can become quite boring (if you know what I mean).

What you end up with is a talking head going on and on for an hour or more in one sitting!

Did you know the best way to learn online is in short and concise segments?

Don’t forget about what I said earlier in regards to triangulation…that’s important to.

See just a few of the people you will hear from in our trainings.

If you choose the wrong program you could spend hours trying to stay engaged as the Choosen One goes on and on rambling about stuff that really doesn’t matter.

Talking Head

The Wrong Training Program Can Be Painful

Oh, did I mention you would be lucky if you got that.

Lucky?

What do I mean?

Some grant writing online courses don’t even come with lecturesjust text.

Unbelievable in this day and age…huh?

You never hear from the instructor unless you are reading what they have written!

You might as well just go get a good book…right?

  • Our training comes with a well thought-out course syllabus that has a multi-disciplinary approach for learning
  • It is conveyed in short, easy to understand lectures…making it enjoyable to learn
  • It caters to the different learning styles (audio, visual, and kinesthetic, etc.)
  • It has been offered at various colleges and universities (Chaffey College, Regis University, Pasadena City College just to name few)

The good news is our quality training program meets you wherever you want to learn.

Just imagine, you will be able to list one or two grant writing internships on your resume from the sponsoring organizations in different parts of the country.

Our Grant Writing Intern and Apprenticeship Program Uniqueness

►Our program is more than just book knowledge.

►It is more than just lectures…more than just a course.

►It is about getting the essential knowledge and doing something with it.

► Our program is no cake walk…it is comprehensive and thorough.

► There are high expectations for those selected to participate…and yes, there is a cost.

Why is there a cost to participate in our intern and apprenticeship program?

We both know that nothing is free in life.

Nothing…or nothing of real value.

  • If you want to be a doctor…it will cost …right?
  • If you want to be a lawyer…it will cost
  • If you want to be a beautician…it will cost
  • If you want to be a technician…it will cost

If you want to be a good grant writer…it will cost.

At the very least it will cost you time, energy and money.

Why?

Because this is an investment into your future.

►If you don’t invest in yourself don’t expect others to.

►If you and your future are not worth investing in then this is definitely not the program for you.

There are a number of other grant writing internships and employers with lower standards than we have who will be happy to have you.

Our Grant Writing Intern and Apprenticeship is Designed For…

The few serious about learning grant writing the quickest and most efficient way
The few disciplined enough to follow through with assignments
The few seriously considering grant writing as a career or part-time job
The few committed to excellence and want to study with the best
The few who are willing to put in the hard work this program requires
The few who believes they could truly benefit from being coached in grant writing
The few who want to increase their understanding of the business of grant writing

Think of this program as the Navy SEAL of Grant Writing Internships.

Everyone does not cut the mustard to become a SEAL!

…the same is true with our program.

That is why we conduct a formal 20-30 minute initial interview with every potential candidate before you are officially invited to apply.

We must be confident you are a good fit…and you should make sure we are a fit for you.

Our Grant Writing Intern and Apprenticeship is Not Designed For…

Those who only want to learn about grant writing…try our other classes for this!
Those who have a poor track record of completing projects in a timely manner
Those who are just curious about grant writing and need something to do
Those who’s previous body of work does not communicate excellence
Those who are not willing to put in the hard work this program will require
Those who need a tremendous amount of hand holding at every turn
Those who would be intimidated by a college level course

What Are You Willing To Invest Into Your Future To Become A Professional Grant Writer?

Whatever you are willing to invest is very likely to be the type of return you will receive!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a computer and computer skills to participate in the internship?

 

  • Yes, you absolutely will need a computer or consistent access to one for this program

Do I need a college degree to participate in this program?

 

  • No. However, if the thought of taking a college course intimidates you then this is definitely not the program for you
  • We have helped those with no degrees and those with a PhD to succeed

Do I need to move to participate in this internship?

 

  • No. You can complete this internship 100% from your current location
  • You will be trained on today’s best online grant writing course
  • You will also have scheduled coaching sessions that will be conducted by phone

How long does it take to complete this intern and apprenticeship program?

 

  • It really depends on which type of internship program is the best match for you
  • We offer three different programs
  • Typically our internship are completed within 3-6 months

What is the difference between your grant writing internship and the apprenticeship program?

 

  • Our grant writing intern program connects you with a sponsoring organization where you complete an internship with them by preparing a grant proposal under our supervision

 

  • Our grant writing apprenticeship program is where you learn more of the business side of grant writing by working with us in addition to the sponsoring organization where you are recognized as their intern and prepare a grant proposal for themHow will the nonprofit organization I will prepare a grant proposal for be selected? 
    • This really depends on your specific goals
    • We already have a network of organizations interested in getting an intern
    • We match you with the ones you think are the best fit for you based on your goals

    What are the benefits of doing a grant writing intern and apprenticeship program with Grant Central USA?

     

    Truthfully, a whole lot. Too much to fill out now, but here are just a few benefits:

    • You leave with a solid understanding of grant writing
    • You will gain a well rounded understanding of the grant writing business
    • You benefit by learning at a time that is convenient for you
    • You don’t have to quit you day job to complete our program
    • You will be able to add 2-3 nonprofit organizations to your resume
    • You will gain the experience you need and build your confidence

    Will I get a grant writing certificate or something similar?

    Yes, you will get an attractive Advanced Grant Writing Certificate to highlight you accomplishments.

    Grant Writing Certificate

    Can I get school credits for during my internship with Grant Central USA?

    • Maybe…We have helped others do our internship in conjunction with their school requirements
    • If you are enrolled in a college or university that will allow you to use this as your official internship then you will get credit
    • We do not promise or take care of this for you
    • It is completely up to you and your institution to provide you with academic credits. However, we will verify your participation in our program in writing if necessary

    Do you provide any grant writing internship other resources?

     

    • Yes! We have an Intern and Apprenticeship Online Learning Center to which you will gain access to as a member of our program

     

    • It is packed with numerous resources, trainings, videos, articles, samples and helpful tips to make your learning experience very productive

We also offer a resource called, Breaking into the Grant Writing Business Fast. This guide contains 5 articles that deals with things such as:

►How to get into the grant writing business

►What to say when you call to secure an internship

►What your first 3 days on the job should look like…plus a lot more

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Grant Writing Intern and Apprenticeship

Summary Overview

1st Month (Getting Your Feet Wet…Learning Grant Writing)

  • Complete the Grant Writing for Basic Course (2 weeks)
  • Read textbook included in training
  • Develop your first proposal for a mock organization (8-10 pg)
  • Participate in one Grant Writing Coaching Session

2nd Month (Starting Internship…Writing for a Client)

  • Complete Professional Grant Writing Course (Sessions 1-4)
  • Read assigned textbook in Professional Grant Writing Course
  • Start development of your first proposal for your internship project
  • Write four 500+ word articles based on each session of lectures/readings
  • Access special resources in the Intern and Apprenticeship Learning Center
  • Participate in one Grant Writing Coaching Session

3rd Month (Completing Proposal for an Organization…Writing for a Client)

  • Complete the Professional Grant Writing Course (Sessions 4-8)
  • Complete first proposal for your internship project
  • Write four 500+ word articles based on each session of lectures/readings
  • Participate in one Grant Writing Coaching Session

4th Month (The Business Side of Grant Writing…It’s More Than Just Writing)

  • Complete second proposal for your internship project (different organization)
  • Read assigned textbook on Starting A Grant Writing Business
  • Complete Grant Writing Insight – Growing Grant Writing Business In a Hurry
  • Conduct and record informational interviews with two grant administrators/program officers (government/foundation). Transcribe interviews.
  • Participate in one Grant Writing Coaching Session

5th Month (Getting a Plan and Working Your Plan)

  • Develop Grant Writing Business Plan
  • Develop your grant writing portfolio
  • Develop your marketing material
  • Conduct and record informational interviews with two professional grant writers in business for at least 3 years. Transcribe interviews.
  • Participate in one Grant Writing Coaching Session

6th Month (Letting the World Know About Your Grant Writing Business)

  • Execute our strategy to get 2-3 clients in 90 days
  • Launch your website and social media campaign
  • Participate in one Grant Writing Coaching Session

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Tuition Requirements

Entry Level Intern Standard Level Intern Associate Intern & Apprenticeship
$1,495 $1,995 $3,500
3 months 4 months 6 months

Payment Plan Available