New Business Spring Intern 2023

International Executive Service Corps (IESC)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) has a Spring internship opportunity available within its New Business team. This is a paid internship. The successful applicant must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. The anticipated start date for this internship is on/about Tuesday, January 17.

IESC is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fosters private sector development in the economically developing world. Since 1964, we have delivered lasting solutions that have resulted in more than 1.5 million jobs in 137 countries. We partner with businesses, cooperatives, entrepreneurs, jobseekers, and governments to sustainably build capacity, create jobs, and grow enterprises, sharing proven skills and experience that improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world. Our major funders today are the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), among others.

The New Business Intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in preparing for, developing, and submitting successful proposals for international development programs, with a focus on trade and enterprise, agriculture-led growth, workforce development, and other economic growth-related sectors. The internship provides an opportunity to learn about IESC’s approach to economic growth and development, develop a deeper understanding of multiple international development program funders and funding mechanisms, and gain hands-on experience in the proposal process through participating in the development of proposals.  

IESC’s internship program is open to students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Students that have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within 6 months of applying are eligible for the internship. Strong research and writing skills, and an ability to work independently are needed. knowledge of and interest in nonprofits, development, or international affairs would be preferred.  

Location: Washington DC

Reporting to: A designated member of the New Business Team


  • Conduct research on trends in international development and upcoming programs, and distribute research in concise reports. 
  • Conduct research on the competitive landscape for upcoming business opportunities. 
  • Support the New Business Department with the production of proposals for new international development programs. Specific responsibilities to include support with coordination, research, drafting proposal annexes, and preparing budget narratives. 
  • Provide administrative support to the New Business Department as needed, including setting up meetings, and taking and distributing notes.  
  • Other tasks as assigned. 


  • Interest in learning about international development generally and pursuing a career in the field. 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to deal with a wide variety of people at all levels, both U.S. and international. 
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrable ability to prioritize among multiple competing requests. 
  • Able to produce high-quality work under deadline. 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • Strong research and writing skills, and an ability to work independently.  
  • Experience working on budgets in Microsoft Excel preferred. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in nonprofits, development, and/or international affairs would be preferred.   
  • U.S. citizen or eligibility to work in the U.S. 


To apply please click below. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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