Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA) is seeking a Business Development Graduate Intern for the Spring 2013 semester in our Washington, DC office.
Crown Agents is an international development company with offices in more than 30 countries, employing over 600 personnel worldwide. Crown Agents provides direct assistance, management consulting, and human and institutional development for public and private sector clients, particularly in customs and trade facilitation, public financial management, procurement, logistics, and health systems strengthening. Crown Agents currently operates in more than 85 countries on projects with an annual value of more than $181 million.
CA-USA, the U.S. incorporated subsidiary of Crown Agents, provides direct technical assistance, capacity development, and procurement services to stimulate economic growth, establish good governance, and improve health outcomes across the developing world. Since its incorporation in the United States in 1998, CA-USA has provided technical assistance services and support to U.S. Government agencies and international organizations such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Roles and Responsibilities
This position is ideal for a student currently pursuing a graduate degree in International Relations (or other related field) and who is interested in a career in international development. The CA-USA Business Development Graduate Intern will be exposed to various aspects of government contracting and business development, from capture management to proposal development. This paid internship ($10/hour) is a unique opportunity for a student to develop practical skills working with US donors on international development issues.
General duties include but are not limited to the following:
Undertake research and contribute to reports, papers, and presentations
Attend meetings and seminars on various international development issues and prepare meeting notes for the Business Development team
Aid the department in special projects, including but not limited to: Create press releases stories on current project successes; Conduct market research on international development trends; Develop competitor/partner analysis for upcoming projects; Create articles for CA-USA's internal and external websites in support of our "Knowledge Management" initiative; Assist in proposal development i.e. copy editing, production, etc.
Provide minimal administrative support (less than 30%) to the department
Other activities as appropriate for the position and assigned by the department
Bachelor's Degree required
Currently pursuing a graduate degree in International Relations or related field
Academic studies and/or previous work experience focused on international development
Familiarity with USAID and MCC desired
Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills
Organized, motivated, and responsible individual with the ability to work independently
Familiar with Microsoft Office; specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Website design or publications/communications experience desired
To apply to this position, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include your name, along with the title of the position you are applying for, in the subject line. Visit our website at www.crownagentsusa.com for more information about our company. No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins please. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Candidate must be able to demonstrate legal right to work in the United States.
Crown Agents USA will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the ADA. If you require a reasonable accommodation for our application process, please contact our Recruiting department at ADArequests@crownagents.com . Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
Crown Agents - 22 months ago