GPLH operates an Internship/Mentoring Program for individuals interested in becoming a grant writer, so they can obtain experience. Participants are connected with a professional grant writer, who gives the participant real projects to work on. The program offers hands-on learning and practice, combined with mentoring from a seasoned expert. Internships are non-paid, but there is the potential to be hired by the mentor.
Many GPLH members who have utilized this program have gone on to established careers in grant writing. Here are personal testimonials from two recent program participants:
“Working with a GPLH mentor was an excellent decision, as it helped me to gain some of the skills needed for grants research, writing LOIs, and even writing select grant proposal responses. My mentor was patient, always available to answer questions, and gave me real work experience. When we were awarded a grant that I helped to write, it was extremely satisfying. I then had the confidence I needed to look for a grant writing job.” Laura Kaplow-Goldman
“The Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson provides mentees with hands on experience to learn the skills and techniques of grant writing. Receiving a mentorship through GPLH has given me the confidence to assist with raising over $500,000 worth of grant funds for programs at multiple organizations. I am thankful to gain this knowledge from one of GPLH's dedicated educators to serve communities in need.” Jorel Lonesome
To learn more about receiving mentoring, or about becoming a mentor, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org