NASCO - Grant Writing and Research Intern

Co-op / Organization: 
Type of Organization: 
Membership organization for housing co-ops
Brief Description of Organization: 

North American Students of Cooperation is a network of co-ops across the United States and Canada that provides education, technical assistance, property management for members and supports mutual aid amongst our network.

Number of Members: 
Number of Staff: 
Dress Code: 
Casual / zoom attire
Position Title: 
Grant Writing and Research Intern
Position Duties: 
  • Develop an understanding of NASCO’s network of member cooperatives and NASCO programs

  • Research funding opportunities within given guidelines

  • Initiate contact with potential grantors 

  • Track and document funding opportunities within NASCO’s grant-writing calendar

  • Collaborate with NASCO staff on writing grant proposal materials

Position Training: 

NASCO Staff will provide an introduction and overview of cooperative organizations in the US and Canada. This intern will work closely with NASCO staff to learn about the strengths and challenges that the cooperative movement is currently facing.

We welcome experience of all levels in grant writing and research. NASCO will provide examples and a systematic approach to researching potential grants.

Skills Development & Learning: 

This position will provide familiarity with grant research tools. The intern will get experience in targeting grant research for specific program areas as well as practice drafting grant proposals alongside NASCO staff. Along with grant writing and research experience, this position will learn about the cooperative movement and more broadly the solidarity economy.

Compensation ($): 
Living wage based on Intern location
is Room Included for members?: 
Working Hours: 
Monday - Friday, flexible with intern's schedule
Total Hours of Work Per Week: