Business Development Intern, International Development

May 4 2022
Arlington, VA , United States


Nathan is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Structured Finance & Investment. 

Nathan’s Arlington-based Business Development (BD) Team is responsible for stewarding BD processes; facilitating market research and engagement; and supporting proposal development in the pursuit of new business opportunities with USAID, MCC, and other USG, bilateral, and multilateral clients across the firm’s business lines.

Job Description:

Nathan is seeking a full-time paid intern to support its International Development BD efforts. The duration of the internship is flexible and a reduced or part-time schedule is possible. The intern will gain a practical understanding of business development processes through participation in proposal development, market research, knowledge management, communications, and process improvements. The intern will report to the Director of Business Development.


  • Assist proposal teams in pursuit of specific new business opportunities, including through drafting CVs and past performance references, developing templates or calendars, and other tasks as needed.
  • Support development of capabilities statements on key topics to assist in marketing Nathan to clients and partners.
  • Provide administrative support on consulting agreements, partnership agreements, file management as needed.
  • Attend meetings, take notes, and capture ideas in real time for proposal preparation, design, etc.
  • May be tasked with developing tools, job aids, and other relevant documents to improve Nathan’s BD processes.

  • The internship is open to Graduate and Undergraduate students or recent graduates with an interest in international development and who are pursuing a relevant degree such as International Relations, Economics, International Development, Political Science, Finance, etc.  
  • Excellent English writing skills;
  • Strong Communications and Interpersonal Skills; and
  • Computer Skills including MS Suite (Word, PPT, Excel, and Teams) and ability to manipulate PDFs, such as in Foxit or similar software.

Nathan offers competitive base pay and robust benefits. Eligible employees have access to a variety of health, wellness, and work-life benefits to suit their needs. These include a hybrid work schedule; health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employees and their families, including domestic partners; Company-paid life, AD&D, disability insurance, and Employee Assistance Program; Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care); 401(k) program with Company match and a generous vesting schedule; paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business; ten (10) Company-paid holidays annually, Parental Leave, Tuition Assistance, and complimentary onsite fitness center.


Nathan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. EOE minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.  Candidates who wish to learn more about Nathan's policies, including how to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, are encouraged to review our  EEOC  Policies  for Applicants.


Nathan requires Covid-19 vaccination for employees. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment from Nathan will be required to prove they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or receive approval from Nathan for a waiver due to a valid religious or medical reason prior to their start date.  Applicants should not disclose their vaccination status or need for a waiver before receiving a conditional offer of employment.