Foundation Research Intern

[Hybrid or Fully-Remote]

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, students’ homes, and their communities.

Who We Seek

The Carroll Center for the Blind is seeking a professional, detail oriented, organized, Foundation Research Intern to assist with the execution of our grant process. This is a great opportunity for a student interested in research and fundraising along with the opportunity to be exposed to the multifaceted experience of a development department. Come join us and gain a strong working knowledge of research-driven fundraising and grant writing. The role will focus on foundation and corporate giving research in order to access a pipeline of new funders for the Carroll Center for the Blind. This position will run from June 2023 through August 2023 with the opportunity to extend beyond this time. We are happy to consider a candidate based anywhere in the United States.


  • Researching new grant opportunities through the weekly Grant Watch Publication, looking for potential new funding.
  • Researching new grant opportunities through the Philanthropy of Massachusetts database, looking for potential new funding.
  • Updating and maintaining grant calendar and grant database.
  • Reviewing/editing funding proposals.
  • Assisting with the collection of information for reporting requirements.
  • Assist with data input into Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge as needed.
  • Support the Development Team with various projects.
  • Support the development of donor reports.
  • Additional duties as needed.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal/written, computer and organizational skills.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team, in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel & Google Docs.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.

The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.