Business Development Internship

Business Development Internship Program
(Semester or Summer)

The Business Development Intern works under the direct guidance of the TIEC Business Development Unit and provides administrative and research support for TIEC proposals and ongoing projects.


  • Research public and private funding opportunities

  • Conduct background research for proposals

  • Assist with composing and editing proposals

  • Assist with tracking leads and proposals

Specific projects the student will assist with:

  • Search and other databases for notice of funding proposals

  • Conduct market research on specific TIEC priority countries

  • Conduct TIEC Consortium member research

  • Compile specific marketing content or TIEC BD material

  • Research U.S. Embassy priorities per focus country

  • Assist and identify new business opportunities for TIEC

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge of U.S. government grant processes and procedures

  • Strengthened interpersonal and communication skills

  • Improved problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills

  • Increased experience with developing communications, reports, promotional materials, pitch decks, and other BD deliverables

What experiences make you a good fit for this position:

  • You have taken courses in the following subject areas: business, economics, statistics, international relations, public affairs, government, communications, or marketing (required);

  • You have experience using Excel/Google Sheets (required);

  • You have experience conducting research and synthesizing ideas into a deliverable such as a memo, report, paper, or presentation (required);

  • You have experience writing proposals or applying for funding (preferred);

  • You have successfully led a team in completing a project or assignment (preferred); and

  • You have experience organizing events including preparing the budget, arranging logistics, working with vendors, and/or marketing the event (preferred).

About you:

  • You are passionate about advancing social equity through education and internationalization;

  • You are detail-oriented and your deliverables are accurate and complete;

  • You enjoy conducting research and analyzing information for insights;

  • You can handle a variety of tasks at the same time and communicate with your supervisor if an assignment doesn’t make sense;

  • You are comfortable with your priorities changing if given an urgent task; and

  • You learn quickly and work effectively with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook), Google suite apps (i.e. Docs, Sheets, Slides), and Airtable.

Work Schedule:

Academic year interns typically work with TIEC for 12 weeks at 12 hours/wk. Summer interns usually follow a schedule of 9 weeks with TIEC at 16 hours/wk. Interns who complete a total number of 144 hours will be eligible for a $500 stipend award and a certificate of completion.

Many interns also receive a letter of recommendation from their supervisor upon completion of the internship. TIEC encourages students to apply who are looking for academic credit for internships.

How to Apply:

To apply, email a resume with a list of relevant courses and a recent work sample such as a research paper, project report, or spreadsheet with financial/statistical analysis.