• 26-Jan-2018 to 13-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Intern Program
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Intern

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids especially those living in poverty the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids.

KaBOOM! is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. Women, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

TITLE: Grants Intern

DEPARTMENT: Programs and Operations



LOCATION: Washington, DC

COMPENSATION: $500 total



KaBOOM! is looking for a college student, recent college graduate or graduate student to join our dynamic Grants team. The Grants team is responsible for identifying and selecting highly qualified organizations to receive playground grant funding or a Play Everywhere Grant.




  • Grant and Application Management
    • Process, review, and evaluate grant applications and materials; make recommendations for grant awards; coordinate contract creation and administer awards; act as a resource for grantees who are completing their projects; maintain records in database system
  • Knowledge
    • Develop a good working understanding of each program's goals and strategies; learn about grant administration and management
  • Analysis and Research
    • Analyze project evaluations; prepare special reports, studies and analyses; conduct research and outreach to identify prospective grant applicants
  • Communications and Writing
    • Written and verbal communication with grantees and applicants to convey application status and learn project updates; create stories about grantee impact for external use; create tools for grantees to use
  • Leadership
    • Assist with guiding and providing technical assistance to grantees; participate and/or assists in special projects, and perform associated administrative duties, as assigned


  • A matriculating college student who has earned enough credits for a sophomore status, or a student who has graduated from college within the preceding six months
  • Ability to work in Washington, D.C. KaBOOM! office
  • Ability to work between 30-40 hours per week
  • Ability to work a minimum of 8 weeks May through August 2018
  • Ability to secure their own lodging/housing
  • Adhere to all KaBOOM! employment policies
  • Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Salesforce.com or database system a plus


  • Excellent organizational skills and great initiative
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Interested individuals should be able to effectively manage responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Individual must have the ability to communicate with community members and business partners of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels
  • Willingness to engage in productive and challenging work
  • Be open and receptive to feedback and learning opportunities
  • Interns will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, including working in a cooperative manner within a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to think and problem-solve creatively

We have a fun and dynamic work atmosphere filled with talented and passionate Boomers who want to make a difference in kids' lives. Please make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter with your application. This position will be based in our Washington, DC office.

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