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Intern, Partnerships

United States

  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: Closed

Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.

Position Overview

Pact seeks a Partnerships intern to support the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team with research, analytical, reporting, and technical support for private sector partnerships across all of Pact’s country offices and impact areas. They will provide support in identifying, developing, and securing new business opportunities by researching new funding leads, supporting client relationships, and coordinating promotional activities. This position will liaise on behalf of the PSE team and business development department across all Pact impact areas (governance, capacity development and innovation, global health, responsible mining, energy and environment, and livelihoods) and country offices to collect project information and achievements, technical capacities and scopes, and relevant documents and data that will support Pact’s new business and partnership efforts. The Intern may also be asked to help develop various external- and internal-facing communications products for partnership development.

The Partnerships Intern is expected to work 20 hours per week, and be able to abide by Pact’s hybrid work policy. Mandatory in-office days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the PSE team in identifying funding opportunities with private sector entities through funder site monitoring, conducting tailored new funder research, and collecting business intelligence.
  • Provide support to proposal managers on end-to-end proposal development process, from pre-positioning, proposal development (design, writing, and reviews), to proposal submission.
  • Support funder stewardship activities, including writing briefers and updates on project achievements and progress.
  • Conduct tailored research for competitive analyses and capture planning that identifies Pact’s value proposition for specific opportunities.
  • Work with technical experts across Pact’s impact areas (governance, capacity development and innovation, global health, responsible mining, energy and environment, and livelihoods) to support the development of capacity statements, collation of project achievements and approaches, and curate pitch pack content.
  • Conduct due diligence on new partners and funders.
  • Support coordination of internal and external events, meetings, and conferences.
  • Employee complies with all company policies and procedures, including completing all compliance training topics by the deadline to satisfy each and receiving the corresponding acknowledgment statement that the training has been completed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Critical thinker with a can-do approach to problem solving
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives at the same time and manage priorities
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • High levels of research and analytical literacy
  • Basic understanding of international development nonprofit operations
  • Ability to work in a diverse business culture
  • The Intern is expected to work approximately 20 hours per week, for at least 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s student preferred
  • Salesforce or other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) experience
  • Experience writing proposal sections, capacity statements, and developing pitch decks
  • Experience in grant writing, business development, partnership development, or other related new business development functions
  • Ability to commit for up to 11 months
  • Proficient in a second language, preferably one from a Pact-operating country (i.e. Swahili, Spanish, French, etc.)

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
At Pact, we recognize your impact, offer you opportunities and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings may include healthcare, retirement (8.8% to 13% based on service tenure) and savings plans, paid time off, disability and life insurance programs, learning and development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections .
With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Pact seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Pact. Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.

Please apply on our website. Intern, Partnerships in Washington, DC | Careers at Washington, DC (icims.com)

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