Business Development Intern
University Research Co., LLC. - Bethesda, MD

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University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission ( ).

Division & Project Overview
The Business Development Division provides ongoing and active management and administrative support in business development activities, which includes overseeing tracking/improving and/or actively identifying new business development opportunities and insuring that the business and proposal budgets are developed and monitored. Business Development Division also participates in proposal development and proposal writing (corporate capability statements, blurbs, and profiles for Project Proposals), including participating in recruitment of consultants and short-term program staff, identification of partners and teaming discussions and/or lead in continuous process improvement activities to improve program and business development processes.

URC is committed to enhancing the capabilities and exposure of students and graduates into the area of development, both internationally and locally within the United States, in order to deepen their development management skills. We offer semester-long internships to current Undergraduate and Graduate students on our Business Development team.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The intern support various functions of the proposal development process for a wide variety of donors, e.g. USAID, CDC, Department of State, MCC, World Bank and different Foundations, for both international and domestic opportunities. The intern will assist with proposal development in a variety of technical areas related to international development, including health, education, gender, etc. This will be an excellent opportunity to develop marketable skills related to preparing bids and proposals, and to gain exposure to development contracting mechanisms. Under the guidance and leadership of Business Development Associates, Business Development Director and/or Vice President, the specific responsibilities of the Business Development Intern include the following:

  • Assist the Business Development staff with tracking potential new business opportunities;
  • Assist in the timely completion of relevant tasks on proposal development, including collecting and consolidating available background information and literature;
  • As needed, support recruitment efforts, of both international consultants and host country nationals, by contacting candidates for necessary and relevant information and documentation (i.e.: Biodata Forms, CVs, writing samples) based on proposal requirements;
  • As needed, assist with organizing meetings and conference calls with potential partners, staff, and within the BD team;
  • Assist with necessary edits and proofreads sections of proposals, as required;

  • Interns may also have opportunities to attend various DC events related to their work for further career development.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Required Experience & Qualifications
    • Currently enrolled in a graduate program. MBA or other Business-related programs highly preferred.
    • Highly motivated, dynamic, detail-oriented, people-person;
    • Strong multi-tasking skills.
    • Ability to and experience working in a fast paced environment.
    • Proficiency in Word and Excel, a must.

    Desired Experience & Qualifications
    • Applicants residing or attending school in the DC Metropolitan area preferred. Relocation assistance cannot be provided.
    • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

    To Apply:

    For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at .

    You must attach resume and cover letter and also upload your CV where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

    Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

    URC is an E-Verify Employer

    URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
    We value and seek diversity in our workforce.