New Business Development Intern
The Department of Portfolio Growth & Performance (PGP) New Business Development Intern will assist the team in creating and amplifying our US Government (USG) proposal development tools, resources and learning materials. This position provides both operational and technical support to the New Business Development (NBD) team within PGP and plays an important role in assisting with the development of departmental initiatives. NBD provides leadership in Save the Children’s efforts to achieve greater program results at scale through the successful pursuit of large and strategic USG development funding opportunities. The intern will be provided with introductions to USG proposal development as well as trainings and mentorship into the more nuanced aspects of the process. In addition, through participation in a variety of short and long-term projects, the intern will develop an understanding of how public funding is secured and links to award management.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Technical/Operational Support (70%):
- Provide technical/operational support to the NBD team:
- Provide proposal management support as needed (researching, attending and capturing notes in relevant meetings, etc.).
- Gather and support the analysis of donor intelligence and market research to position Save the Children as a partner of choice and explore new funding sources.
- Using award management resources, program documentation/reports, and outreach to country office teams – aggregate, organize, and develop external capacity statement resources for new thematic areas.
- Assist in review and updates of critical, department-wide proposal management tools and templates.
- Help to identify new funding for important projects and programs by scoping potential new funding opportunities with USG and the wider funding landscape.
- Contribute to the process of finding, tracking and securing new funding opportunities.
Knowledge Management (15%):
- Support business development knowledge management and learning initiatives
- Support the development and maintenance of past performance references for use in proposal submissions.
Learning and Professional Development (15%):
- Weekly touch-base with supervisor to discuss internship goals, project timelines, progress and roadblocks.
- Determine other informational interviews, projects, etc. that would be conducive to continuing intern development.
- Create objectives for internship and measure progress against them.
- Attend various learning opportunities offered through the SCUS Intern program, as well as directly with the PGP team.
- Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school program or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date.
- Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team.
- Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases).
- Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and ensure timely completion of assignments.
- Ability to adapt to changing environment and workload.
- Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
- Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.
- Experience in data management and visualization.
- Experience researching relevant topics and compiling and reporting findings.
- Experience working in SharePoint.
What’s In It for You
- Structured learning and development program
- Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced staff member
- Highly collaborative and innovative teams
- Networking program with managers across the organization
- Flexible schedule
- A family friendly work environment
- The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world
Classification: Paid Intern ($16.10/hour)
Part-time: Up to 24 hours per week
Dates: September 18- December 8, 2023
No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.
You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.
Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.