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USAID Business Development Intern

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BRAC USA
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New York, NY
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Published 20 days ago

About BRAC and BRAC USA

BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. These include initiatives in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture, human and legal rights, and more. Headquartered in Bangladesh and working across 11 countries in South Asia and Africa, BRAC touches the lives of more than 100 million people worldwide.

Based in New York, BRAC USA is the North American affiliate of BRAC. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work and mobilizing resources to underpin programs. BRAC USA works closely with international counterparts to design and implement cost-effective and evidence-based poverty innovations. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

About the Position

BRAC USA seeks an intern with exceptional writing and communication skills, and a career interest in working with North American government-funded international development programs to support the Business Development (BD) Team for the fall of 2022.

Business development is defined by the process of developing and submitting proposals in response to solicitations released by USAID, Department of State, and other government agencies to secure funding for transformative programs impacting vulnerable populations worldwide. Typical tasks include research on partners, strategies, contexts, and landscapes; designing innovative programs in across a range of sectors; creating communications materials; meeting with partners around the world; and ad hoc activities that give a wide exposure to the world of international development as funded by the North American governments.

Reporting to the Officer on the Business Development team, the BD Team Intern will work as an integral part of a highly effective team to support a diverse portfolio that includes education; agriculture, food security, and livelihoods (AFSL); research and innovation; global health and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); youth empowerment; and humanitarian/emergency response.

This is a paid, part-time internship. The ideal candidate will be able to work remotely 15 hours per week, with availability in the mornings Monday - Thursday. Candidates must be available for international calls as early as 7 AM EST. This internship will begin in Mid-September 2022 and will continue for approximately 15 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Learn North American government, in particular USAID and Department of State, strategies and processes for business
  • Support proposal development for US Government opportunities including, but not limited to, opportunity identification, partnering, writing, formatting, copyediting, and overall strategic design
  • Support knowledge management of North American government business development processes, including building Standards of Procedure (SOPs) and managing historical data and reporting
  • Conduct research on prospective partners across portfolio 
  • Prepare meeting briefs, join calls with external partners, capture notes and action items  
  • Develop standard capacity statements across technical areas
  • Assist team members with systems and database management 
  • Attend industry learning events and share key takeaways with team members

Qualifications and Experience

  • Current undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate in international relations, economic development, education, early childhood development, community development, public policy, non-profit management or other related fields preferred; if a BA student, preference will be given to rising seniors 
  • Willingness to learn and demonstrated interest in working with USAID and related programming
  • Ability to manage tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented (virtual) environment
  • Flexible and able to work remotely, independently, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in remote and diverse teams
  • Interest or previous work or school experience in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia
  • Deadline and task-oriented
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible
  • A sincere and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to promote and strengthen a culture of belonging at BRAC USA

How to Apply

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g., class paper or another example of writing ability) by August 19, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

BRAC USA offers academic credit where permitted.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States for any employer. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please.

BRAC USA values a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

About BRAC and BRAC USA

BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. These include…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
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    September 19, 2022
  • End Date
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    December 16, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 19, 2022
  • Payment
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    Hourly
  • Stipend / Wage
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    $15.00
  • Hours Per Week
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    15 hours per week

How to Apply

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g., class paper or another example of writing ability) by August 19, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with preference given to early applicants.

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g., class paper or another example of writing ability) by August 19, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling…

Location

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
110 William Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10038, United States

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