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BNID Business Development Intern

The Business Development Intern will be a valuable addition to the BNID team for the fall of 2023 by assisting with exploring new growth opportunities for BNID’s partnership programs. The intern will assist with market research, brainstorming and launching a new individual membership program. This role reports directly to the Programs Associate and works closely with the Executive Director, Board Chair, and other key Board members. Because this is a special projects assignment, this role is part-time and flexible (work remotely and on your own schedule). 

About BNID

The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) serves as a point of connection for groups and individuals in the Greater Boston area who are concerned with issues of international development, human rights, global justice, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and related sectors. BNID serves as a convenor and network weaver to support community growth and collective learning through programs on current events, career development, non-profit management, and more.

Learning objectives and activities

By completing this internship, the individual will gain the following: 

  • Expanded creative problem solving, strategic thinking, market research, and teambuilding skills
  • Exposure to non-profit management and working with a Board of Directors
  • Guidance from the Programs Associate and other members of BNID
  • Ability to gain tangible work experience and bring their own ideas to fruition

These learning objectives will be achieved through:

Market Research: Conduct an analysis of pricing and benefits of membership-based organizations. Highlight opportunities to expand offerings and provide value for members. Develop proposed business plan for new individual membership program based on market research findings.

Additionally, the intern will maintain internal operations systems, including Google Drive, and assist with other administrative and communications tasks as they emerge. 

Time commitment: Approximately 8-10 hours per week 

Award: $350 at the completion of the internship

Dates: October 2023 - December 2023 (Flexible dates)

Location: Interns must be based in the Greater Boston area 


Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in-progress or equivalent experience in business/entrepreneurship, international development, political science, or a related field. 
  • Experience conducting detailed research through a school project, job, or internship
  • Proficient with Google Slides and Sheets
  • Strategic thinker, able to see and propose new ideas, offer creative solutions
  • Self-directed and able to work independently and with a team
  • Strong writing skills, including technical writing skills 
  • Project management skills desired
  • Self-aware and reflective about the dynamics of international development and global justice

Application Requirements

Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to by Oct. 13. Applications  will be accepted on a rolling basis. 


NOTE: We will begin interviews before the Oct. 13 deadline and strongly encourage  candidates to apply early. 

BNID’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): 

As we work to improve our practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion at BNID, we’re  interested in candidates who will be equally committed to our vision of improving our practices  for racial, gender, and social justice. We value the leadership of People of Color, LGBTQIA+  individuals, disabled persons, and other marginalized communities, and encourage candidates who reflect all forms of diversity to apply. 

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*This internship is part of a training program, similar to that which would be given in an educational environment. The intern will work under close supervision of existing staff. The intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in training nor a job at the conclusion of the training period.