Internship: Proposal Writer/Manager or (Grant Writer)

Last Updated: June 3, 2021

We are currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated, “hands on” (Proposal Writer/Manager) who will report directly to the CEO and Proposal Manager. The ideal candidate has an uncompromising work ethic and experience managing complex, multi-volume, high-value, price-competitive proposals, as well as an unwavering drive to achieve excellence. The successful candidate will also be impeccably detail-oriented, written multiple proposals, organized, self-motivated, self-disciplined, inquisitive, and both process- and product-oriented. To support operations across time zones and meet client deadlines, work is at times required during evenings and weekends to meet submission requirements. Guiding capture strategy and activities in collaboration with capture and program managers, including facilitating SWOT and competitive analyses, teaming and pricing strategy, and researching/analyzing market data. Additional consultant and training opportunities available for the right candidate.


  • Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposal (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Enters and monitors tracking data.
  • Coordinates requirements with contributors and contributes proposal status information to review meetings.
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation.
  • Writes, revises, and edits drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding and coordinating printing.
  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
  • Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • Presentation skills
  • Written communication
  • Familiar with Microsoft 365 product suite
  • Graphic design skills
  • Technical documentation
  • Layout skills
  • Ability to mentor others
  • Problem solving
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Process improvement
  • Coordination
  • Strategic planning
  • Market knowledge
  • Strong work ethic and leadership skills.
  • Driven and goal-oriented individual.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus but not required



  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • How many years of proposal/grant writing /proposal management experience do you have?


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred) but not required


  • Writing proposals & manage the assembly & submission of RFP’s/RFQ’s, possible Contracting Officer experience 5 years (Preferred)

While working closely with GovAssociation NW team members engaging prospects & clients, additional consultant and training opportunities available for the right candidate.

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