CampaignBrite Grant Writing Internship Program

CampaignBrite Grant Writing Internship Program

The CampaignBrite Internship Program is designed to bridge the gap between grant writing training courses and freelancing in the “real world” for new or new-to-freelancing grant writers. This is the hands-on experience they can’t teach in school — that’s why we need internships!


  • Certified Grant Writing training course — must have been completed within the past 6 months. Any course is fine as long as it covers research and grant writing, and there is a Certificate of Completion. 
  • You must have your own laptop/desktop computer and private internet connection. You may not work from a library or other shared computer. CampaignBrite discourages using computer, internet access and other resources from another place of employment for this internship.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.


  • Get hands-on experience working with real grant writing projects, while being supervised by an independent freelance grant writer. 
  • An internship is a great way to get experience as a volunteer without risking being overworked by or having to “sunset” a first client. 
  • Personal Guidance from the CampaignBrite owner and lead grant writer on topics related to research, funding strategy, grant writing as an independent contractor, but also as a team, whether freelancing will work for you, how to transition, how to set up your freelance agency


  • 6 week unpaid internship
  • Approximately 5 hours per week (can vary according to your interests and availability)
  • Continuation and deepening of skills learned in grant training programs:
    • How to use Instrumentl for grant research
      • Setting Up A Project
      • Ruling In / Out from 200 -> 30
      • Ruling into a Funding Strategy
    • How to do grant research without a database
    • Prioritizing funding opportunities and creating a funding strategy
    • Professional Peer Review, Debriefing
    • Peer review vs. Final Check
    • Grant Application Preparation Stages:
      • Mockup through Final Check
      • How to jump in at any point and be useful
    • Using CampaignBrite’s own proprietary “GEMS” – GranteE Management System
  • Freelancing Concerns
    • Tracking Hours and Invoicing
    • Proposals and Estimates
    • Attracting the Best Clients
    • “Is freelancing right for me?” Guidance


  • Not an offer or guarantee of paid work or employment

If you are interested in starting an unpaid internship with CampaignBrite, please contact Bonnie Walker, CampaignBrite Owner and Lead Grant Writer