Grants & Foundation Relations Intern

Detroit, MI

The Detroit Justice Center is seeking a Grants and Foundation Relations Intern to join our dynamic team. The Grants and Foundation Relations Intern will gain experience and competency with grant management, as well as best practice for foundation stewardship. Working directly with the Development Manager, this internship will center foundation research and proposal writing, as well as grants administration and reporting.

The Detroit Justice Center works alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities.

DJC is founded on the belief that we cannot build cities that work for everyone without remedying the impacts of mass incarceration. This mission requires innovative ways of community lawyering—rooted in defensive and offensive fights for racial justice and economic equity—that build up our poorest residents through direct services and novel approaches to land use, housing, and employment.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Intern applicants must have a background in writing and editing. Preference given to students in Public Policy, Public Administration, Law and Social Work programs.

  • Strong interest in grant proposal writing, grant report preparation, program budgeting, prospect research, and program development.

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, and Excel, as well as familiarity with Google Docs.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Experience in creating narrative reports a plus.

  • Must be committed to restorative justice and remedying the impacts of mass incarceration.

Required Attachments

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References