Business Development Intern


The Business Development Intern works under the direct guidance of the Texas International Education Consortium Business Development Unit and provides administrative and research support for TIEC proposals and ongoing projects. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Helping the BDU identify and assess new business opportunities for TIEC (internationally and locally);

  • Conducting research on relevant partner organizations and subject matter experts we should recruit for TIEC projects and proposals;

  • Creating documents that outline expertise of Texas universities such as faculty and academic programs in particular fields to support projects and proposals;

  • Conducting research on market and government funding trends;

  • Preparing research and analysis (quantitative and qualitative);

  • Participating actively and providing a fresh perspective in brainstorming and client meetings;

  • Providing project assistance;

  • Preparing correspondence, reports, promotional materials, forms, memos, primers, pitch decks, and other 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 working with databases such as Access or Airtable (preferred);

  • You have experience writing proposals (preferred);

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

  • You have experience planning an event including preparing the budget, arranging logistics, and marketing the event (preferred); and

  • You have experience with social media marketing or international marketing (preferred). 

About you:

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

  • 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.

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


An intern who successfully completes a 12 week internship with TIEC will receive a $500 stipend award.