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We welcome inquiries and resumes on an ongoing basis. Please email Margaret Eigsti, program associate, at to share your cover letter and resume for future consideration.

Open Positions:

Grant Program Intern

Time frame: January 2018 – August 2018
Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Compensation: $12-14/hour

The mission of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is to extend the values of Jesus Christ by improving the lives of people most in need, with special attention to families, women, and children living in poverty. As a Catholic organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of its founders – the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine – and also works to sustain the ministries of Catholic sisters. To help us achieve our mission, the Foundation acts as a grantmaker, convener and collaborator with community partners.


The Foundation is seeking a graduate-level intern with a passion and commitment to social justice. This position would provide an excellent opportunity to experience the non-profit world through the philanthropic lens. The ideal candidate should demonstrate independence, initiative and maturity. The candidate should be able to work in a small, team-oriented environment and possess strong writing, analytical and organizational skills.

Job Description

The grant program intern will primarily support the St. Ann Legacy and Good Samaritan Grant Programs. He/she will provide other programmatic support as needed.

St. Ann Legacy Grant Program

The St. Ann Legacy Grant Program provides grant support to ministries in the Dioceses of Cleveland and Youngstown that are sponsored or led by Catholic Sisters or programs at other organizations where women religious are significantly involved. The purpose of these grants is to support the Sisters at work in our region today especially as they face rapidly changing demographics. The grant program intern will support the program staff in the management and implementation of the St. Ann Legacy grant program.

Good Samaritan Grant Program

The Good Samaritan Grant Program responds to our community’s challenge of ensuring that its residents can meet their basic needs. It supports non-profit organizations for which a modest grant would make a difference in continuing to provide necessary and immediate goods and services to individuals living in poverty. The grant program intern will support the program staff in the management and implementation of the Good Samaritan grant program.  Specific responsibilities related to both grant programs include:

  • Working with program officer, grants manager, and communications specialist to distribute grant guidelines and post to website
  • Fielding questions from applicants related to eligibility and fit and consulting program officer when necessary
  • Working with grants manager to understand status of applications and any questions that need attention
  • Scheduling and making site visits to applicants
  • Conducting proposal and organization due diligence, analyzing budget requests against proposal narrative, and writing proposal summaries
  • Reviewing applications, and discussing recommendations with program officer
  • Evaluate and synthesize previous year’s grantee reports against project goals and objectives; troubleshoot and follow-up with grantees about any questions that arise
  • Research poverty in Cleveland and how access to basic needs has been impacted by recent policy or other factors
  • Write report on state of poverty in Cleveland for the Good Samaritan Grant Program
  • Contribute to distribution committee and board meeting reports and presentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements

Candidates should possess:

  • Ability to understand and enhance mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s Catholic faith obligations and their reflection on our grantmaking
  • Currently working toward a graduate degree in social sciences, social work, ministry, nonprofit management or other related field. Junior and Senior undergraduates will also be considered.
  • Previous experience working in the non-profit sector is preferred
  • Strong writing, analytical, research, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Past grant writing experience helpful

Application Process

Apply today. Email your resume and cover letter to Margaret Eigsti at No phone calls, please.