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Grants Management Intern

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Join a fundraising team that brings in more than $10 million annually on behalf of Wisconsin Public Television. This grants management opportunity utilizes quantitative and qualitative information to understand and articulate WPT’s community impact. Our portfolio is a mix of federal, state and local government grants, as well grants from national, local, and family-based foundations. The work is fast-paced, varied, and exciting! This position reports to the Grants Manager.
1. Research grant sources (private and government) compatible with Wisconsin Public Television’s mission, values, and programs in support of WPT’s strategic and program goals.
2. Oversee grant submission process with assistance from Grants Manager—coordinate the development of grant requests by establishing timelines, collect grant submission materials from colleagues in other departments. 
3. Assist in developing grant-formatted budgets in conjunction with relevant WPT staff. 
4. Copy, collate, and package mail final grant materials per grant instructions. 
5. Contribute to reporting requirements associated with grants and other needs for proof of performance. 
6. Assist with station-wide evaluation and assessment activities.
7. Organize paper and digital grant files. Create a digital archive of past WPT grant submissions.
  • Demonstrated strength in writing skills, some familiarity with A.P. style.
  • Available at least 8 hours per week; perhaps more as needed. Day to day schedule is flexible based on availability. 
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, teamwork mentality, emotional intelligence, reliability, self–motivation, and willingness to try new things/improve. 
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and public media.
  • Interest or experience with evaluation and data visualization.
  • Experience working in non-profit management.
  • Training and experience with grant writing and evaluation—great skills for careers in non-profits, education, academia, etc.
  • An introduction to best practices in the field of development.
  • Working relationship with award-winning professional team of television producers and journalists.
  • Up to $12.00 per hour starting wage. 
Employment begins in fall 2019, earlier if available over summer 2019. The internship will last at minimum for one academic year, with the potential to continue until graduation.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to WPT’s Grants Manager Kira Story at by 3/31/19.