Tetra Tech International Development Limited

Business Development Intern

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Last update: Jun 26, 2024 Last update: Jun 26, 2024


Deadline: Jul 5, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: UK
Job type:Internship / Volunteer
English English
Work experience:Min 1 year
Date posted: Jun 25, 2024
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


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Company Overview: 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide. It supports government and commercial clients with innovative solutions focused on international development, climate mitigation and adaptation, environmental sustainability, biodiversity, conservation, land reform, infrastructure, urban development, transport, water, and resource management. With 27,000 associates worldwide in over 120 countries, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project cycle.

Tetra Tech International Development Europe is Tetra Tech’s European business unit focused on International Development. We are based in London with offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Poland, and the Netherlands. We deliver international development programmes focused on economic growth, governance and justice/security, and infrastructure, for clients such as the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the United Nations, the European Union, the European Investment Bank and other donors and funding agencies. We also have a strong in-house Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Practice consisting of 35 evaluators, statisticians, economists, social scientists, and research managers.

Over Values:

We are committed to maintaining business practices that honour and protect the dignity and integrity of everyone with whom the company conducts business, employs, and serves. As a leading international development organisation, we fully support continued progress and improvement within the development community to make development initiatives more effective. We are also committed to addressing various cross-cutting issues relevant to international development to ensure that all people can access and enjoy the benefits of our activities.

  • We value our people: we support the development of our people, ensuring that the environments in which they work are fair, safe, and flexible.
  • We deliver quality results: we go the extra mile to deliver value for our clients, impact for beneficiaries and a fair financial return for the company to grow sustainably.
  • We collaborate effectively: we work authentically with our clients, beneficiaries and partners and strive to always communicate clearly and openly.
  • We encourage creativity and innovation: we encourage entrepreneurial thinking and provide the freedom, support and investment for new ideas and initiatives.
  • We operate with integrity: We will do the right thing, be honest and keep to our commitments.

Location: London

Flexible working available:  Flexible-Working-Presence-with-a-Purpose-October-2022.pdf (tetratecheurope.com)

Contract Type:  Full Time, Fixed Term

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 37.50 hours per week (Hybrid Working)

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Salary & Benefits


Job Overview and Reporting Line:

Tetra Tech International Development Europe is inviting applications for an internship in its London office. This is a 6-month contract working with the Business Development team to support full project design and proposal development cycle of activities with training and mentoring provided throughout.

In this role, a successful candidate will gain an in-depth insight into donor-funded international development sector and work across a range of technical disciplines. As part of one of the leading international development projects management and consultancy companies, you will develop skills and understanding used to solve complex problems with an aim to progress Sustainable Development Goals.

We are seeking entrepreneurial candidates with an interest in international development sector, business development, project design and proposal development. You will bring to the team excellent written and verbal communication skills and a problem-solving mind-set. Attention to detail, analytical, research and good organisational skills are crucial in this role given the complexity of our projects and quality driven working environment.

The role is based in London with flexible work on offer with a minimum of two days a week in the office.

Main Duties:

  • Support developing compliance, partnership and association documentation and managing the document workflow from drafting to appropriate signature.
  • Research and analysis of international development policy themes and country-specific developments in Tetra Tech’s countries of operation.
  • Supporting the maintenance of business development systems and information, and accurate records of pipeline and projects.
  • Writing and formatting compelling case studies and presenting company and projects in an effective way.
  • Support communications and marketing team in thought leadership event planning and production.
  • Opportunities to attend industry events to hear about latest thinking and developments.
  • Building strong relationships with Business Development internal stakeholders including pursuit teams, in-country teams and technical specialists across the Tetra Tech operating units.

Aptitude and skills:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to create compelling and concise content using Word and PowerPoint.
  • Awareness of international development work and projects and an interest in addressing the social, political, environmental and economic challenges around the world.
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines in a complex, demand-driven environment.
  • Analytical and research skills and an ability to quickly acquire knowledge on new areas.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude with ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom to apply for this position.


  • A degree in a relevant subject is an advantage.

EqualityDiversity, and Inclusion:

Tetra Tech prides itself on a workplace culture that advances equality, diversity, and inclusion and ensures the workplace is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying, racism and hate speech of any form regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage, and civil partnerships. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.

Think you have what it takes but are not sure you check every box? Research shows that while men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women often only apply when they meet every requirement. If you're passionate about what we're building, we look forward to hearing from you.

Disability Confident Employer:

Disability Confident is a UK government scheme where employers receive support to create and foster diverse and inclusive workplaces. We have self-identified as a registered disability confident participant.

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Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Applications for this vacancy must be received by Friday, 5 July 2024.

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