Grants Intern
Fabretto Children's Foundation
Evanston, IL, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Grants Intern

Fabretto Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in response to the need of revitalizing education in Nicaragua. Fabretto is dedicated to empowering the lives of Nicaraguan children, youth, and families so that they may develop their full potential, improve their livelihoods and take advantage of economic opportunity through education. To further this mission, Fabretto implements three strategic programs to address the needs of underserved children and youth throughout the life cycle: Early Education, Primary Education, and Technical Vocational Education. By supporting children from cradle to career, Fabretto ensures that these programs lead to sustainable positive change.
For more than sixty years, Fabretto has built strong relationships within the Nicaraguan communities it serves. Inspired by the legacy of Padre Fabretto, the organization envisions a prosperous Nicaragua where all children and adolescents have meaningful opportunities to grow and learn, in communities that offer access to quality education, so that they may reach their full potential. Today, the organization supports over 40,000 children and youth in need through eight Fabretto-owned centers and, in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MINED), more than 140 public schools.

The intern would be part of the Development Department and contribute to the Grants Team based in Managua, Nicaragua and San Jose, Costa Rica. The role requires a commitment of about 10-15 hours/week and is remote, with communication via email, Google Hangouts and/or Skype.

Intern responsibilities/tasks
Research on topics related to Fabretto’s areas of work.
● Develop info briefs/ background papers/summaries with up-to-date information and facts that can serve in the development of new projects/programs and grants.
● Topics may include innovation in early childhood development and primary education, secondary rural education, technical vocational training, positive youth development, digital education, innovation in agriculture, among many others.
Translation and reporting work
● Help in reporting for small projects. Eg. development of a brief template on information needs for the project, translate/compile information from the field (Spanish) into English reports.
● Some translation work SP - Eng (eg. sponsorship letters), writing Blog post/success stories, etc.
Donor landscape research:
● Generate an overview of funding trends/patterns. (Who donates to what kind of programs? Bilateral or private foundations? etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
● Student or graduate of relevant program in social or political science, development studies or related disciplines.
● Interest in project management, communication, research in the non-profit sector and in Nicaragua.
● Good analytical and writing skills
● Bilingual English-Spanish (at a minimum able to read and understand Spanish, translate/paraphrase from Spanish to English)
● Access to computer and internet
● Willing to work remotely
● Quick learner, independent, communicative