Governance and Economic Development Business Development Internships, USA

Publish Date: Mar 31, 2016

Governance and Economic Development Business Development Internships

The Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division internships at RTI provides outstanding students the opportunity to work side-by-side with senior international governance experts to develop new tools and approaches to some of the most challenging issues in developing countries. Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of the business development process in governance and are encouraged to propose ideas for independent research or business development projects.

There is one available in Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC for the GED Business Development Internship. The Intern will concentrate on market/business research, business capture, proposal development, strategic positioning activities, and competitor tracking and analysis.

Students must be enrolled in an accredited academic institution. This is an unpaid internship and requires the student to receive course credit or fulfill program requirements. Outside funding such as fellowships and internship awards may be accepted to fulfill the unpaid internship requirement. International students are encouraged to apply. For questions about eligibility for unpaid internships at RTI, please contact

To apply please include in one PDF document:

  • Cover letter stating: interest, learning objectives, course credit or program requirement, desired track and location, and schedule availability.
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample (5 page maximum)





The GED Internship Program is open to graduate-level and undergraduate-level students (having completed their junior year course work) pursuing degrees in the fields of:

  • Political Science
  • Public policy
  • Political economy
  • International development
  • Economics
  • Public administration
  • Urban planning
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Other related fields…


  • Significant research and reporting experience, excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work in a team environment
  • Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects.
  • Experience studying, working, or traveling in developing countries is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required, and comprehension of an additional language, such as Spanish, French, and/or Arabic, is highly desired.

About RTI


RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.


Equal Opportunity Employer


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.


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