Interning at Golden LEAF – Programs

Programs Intern – Position Description
Start date May 2022

This job description outlines the objective, primary responsibilities and/or requirements, and qualifications of the Programs Intern.

Mission: Golden LEAF’s mission is to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina’s rural, economically distressed, and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grantmaking, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.

Objective: The Programs Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the implementation of its Programs-related goals. This will be accomplished through supporting some of Golden LEAF’s program evaluation, database refinement, grant application review and due diligence, outreach, and grant monitoring activities.

Reports to:  Director of Programs/ Program Administration


  • Junior or senior or graduate student in a North Carolina four-year college or university with a background or demonstrated interest in local government, economic development, workforce development, agriculture, and similar issues.
  • Student’s permanent/home address is in a rural, economically distressed NC county (see list)
  • Availability 240-320 hours (not to exceed 30 hours per week, scheduling flexible) at $15 per hour
  • Availability mid-May through mid-August (scheduling flexible)
  • Ability to work at the Golden LEAF office in Rocky Mount, NC at least 2-3 days a week

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Support Programs-related activities of the Foundation
  • Review select grant progress reports to identify and summarize common themes
  • Assist with post-transition work as Golden LEAF implements a new grant management database
  • Assist with review and analysis of grantee reports on project activities, outcomes, and expenditures
  • Participate in review of grant requests, and conduct due diligence and outreach, including limited travel (overnight stays unlikely)
  • Other duties as assigned in support of Programs operations


  • Must have excellent analytical skills and the ability to distill information
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow-up skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required and working familiarity with database program(s) preferred
  • Ability to learn other software programs
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

To access the application, click here.

 If you have any questions about the Programs Internship Opportunity at Golden LEAF, contact Director of Programs/ Program Administration Terri Bryant Adou-Dy at [email protected].

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