Vacancy for Business Development Intern at Women for Women International

Organizational Overview:

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 462,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills. Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate.

Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.

Internship Description:

The Spring 2018 Business Development Intern will assist the Global Programs Unit in business development by researching USG funding agencies and other donors, assist in proposal development tasks and conduct research for new business opportunities. The intern will contribute to specific projects under the supervision of the Business Development Director. The internship will require 15-20 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of January 22nd, 2018; a $10 daily stipend will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students looking to obtain additional experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.


The list below indicates the types of Business Development projects on which the intern might work –

  • Background research for business development;
  • Compiling information about potential NGO and funding partners for Country offices;
  • Develop proposal documents for business development team use, such as capability statements, background information, and context analysis;
  • Support business development team in file and relationship management;
  • Liaise with other departments such as marketing, development and communications;
  • Participate in business development related internal and external meetings, and conduct follow-up.


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field (Master’s preferred);
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
  • Experience working in an office environment.


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