International Development Group
  • New Business
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Business Development (BD) Intern will demonstrate ability and ease with multi-tasking in a deadline-driven, high-demand proposal environment.  Additionally, the BD Intern should be an effective communicator who feels comfortable taking direction and guidance from IDG's Business Development Leadership.  Excellent editing, strong document formatting, demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must.  The BD Intern should be self-motivated, organized, solution oriented, and passionate about contributing to global development initiatives.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Conducts thorough review of solicitation and donor announcement documents
  • Perform market research across a range of technical and geographic areas and glean relevant competitive intelligence through active monitoring of international development news sources/events to support the identification and pursuit of new business
  • Conducts country and client research and due diligence as assigned
  • Formats candidate CVs, graphics, charts, and proposal annexes
  • Prepares tailored drafts for templates such as sub-contractor letters of commitment (LoCs) and checklists
  • Prepares STTA matrix and supports the ongoing monitoring and analysis to ensure that goals are met, and to flag potential gaps across the criteria
  • Archives all documents in the appropriate folders
  • Prepare draft biographies for proposed bid personnel
  • Proof-read bios, past performance references, and other narratives as appropriately assigned
  • Edit and format internal and external communications, including proposals and project reports
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned to support capture planning, BD operations and proposal management

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, or relevant field of study; Master's degree a plus
  • At least 1-year previous experience in a similar support role highly desired
  • Strong writing skills, including demonstrated experience in drafting bios, capabilities, and past performance narratives
  • Strong formatting skills with demonstrated capabilities to format large proposals.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task when managing competing priorities on tight deadlines
  • Ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Skilled in knowledge management
  • Demonstrated analytical, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work collaboratively among team members across the organizations
  • Strong business acumen, dedicated and eager for professional development
  • Computer software expertise in Microsoft Office products and demonstrable mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience working with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic a plus

The Business Development (BD) Intern will demonstrate ability and ease with multi-tasking in a deadline-driven, high-demand proposal environment.  Additionally, the BD Intern should be an effective communicator who feels comfortable taking direction and guidance from IDG's Business Development Leadership.  Excellent editing, strong document formatting, demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must.  The BD Intern should be self-motivated, organized, solution oriented, and passionate about contributing to global development initiatives.

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