Internship - Private Sector in International Development

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Last update: May 18, 2022 Last update: May 18, 2022


Deadline: Jun 19, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Organization: Pact , Inc.
Sectors: Fundraising, Corporate Social Responsibility Fundraising, Corporate Social Responsibility
Job type: Internship / Volunteer
English English
Work experience: From 1 years
Date posted: May 17, 2022


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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.


Private Business Development (PRBD) - Pact’s Private Sector Team leads and supports the development of partnerships with private sector entities, which includes corporations and foundations. The Team works with technical leads and country office staff to develop and shepherd project opportunities through from initial meeting or idea to successful receipt of funding. This also includes growing our innovative private sector consulting practice. The Private Sector Team is part of a larger Business Development team and collaborates with business development colleagues focused on work with public sector funders.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an Intern to support expanding our work with corporate and foundation funders based on Pact’s ability to understand community needs, convene the right stakeholders, and implement and scale solutions in country. The Intern will research the potential for Pact’s engagement with both companies and communities to help identify and develop impactful and sustainable solutions to local issues. The Intern will work with the team to research various foundations and corporations and their priorities, activities and plans in international development. They will support knowledge management activities by maintaining databases and information platforms. They may also be asked to help develop various external- and internal-facing communications products.

The primary technical focus for this role will be on Pact’s program areas which includes livelihoods, energy, mining, and natural resource management, health, governance, and local capacity building.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on corporations, foundations, and potential partners related to their development priorities and objectives, corporate social responsibility and environment, social and governance objectives, and alignment with Pact’s strategic road map
  • Monitor trends and business intelligence across Pact’s technical sectors, to help identify sector-specific and cross-cutting opportunities for partnership
  • Maintain relationship management and organizational databases (Salesforce) and develop a set of recommendations to address data quality issues and information gaps
  • Contribute to reports, and communications products such as blogs, fact sheets, and presentations.
  • Help organize events and meetings
  • Other tasks as needed an upon request

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year experience (combination of relevant internships is applicable)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including quickly researching and synthesizing unfamiliar topics
  • Critical thinker with a can-do approach to problem solving
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple initiative at the same time and manage priorities
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Google suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM software
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience in proposal development
  • Experience or studies in corporate social responsibility and shared value partnerships
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.