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Portfolio Growth & Performance Intern


The Portfolio Growth & Performance (PGP) Intern assists the team in creating and amplifying our US Government (USG) proposal development and award management tools, resources and learning materials. This position provides both operational and technical support to both the New Business Development (NBD) and Award Management (AM) teams within PGP and plays an important role in assisting with the development of departmental initiatives. The intern will be provided with introductions to SCUS USAID proposal development processes and award management functions and will be exposed broadly to the work of an international development non-profit organization.

What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Impact)

Technical/Operational Support (70%):  

  • Provide technical support to the NBD and AM teams by:  
    • Provide proposal management support as needed (researching, attending, and capturing notes in relevant meetings, etc.).  
    • Gather and support the analysis of donor intelligence and market research to position Save the Children as a partner of choice and explore new funding sources.   
    •  Using award management resources, program documentation/reports, and outreach to country office teams – aggregate, organize, and develop external capacity statement resources for new thematic areas.  

Knowledge Management (15%):   

  • Support business development knowledge management and learning initiatives such as management of learning assets, content editing, and evaluation and reporting.  

Learning and Professional Development (15%):   

  • Weekly touch-base with supervisor to discuss internship goals, project timelines, progress, and roadblocks.   
  • Determine other informational interviews, projects, etc. that would be conducive to continuing intern development.  
  • Create objectives for internship and measure progress against them.   
  •  Attend various learning opportunities offered through the SCUS IFV program, as well as directly with the PGP team.  

 Examples of past intern tasks include:

  • Create a library of short how-to videos and reference guides for common processes.
  • Complete a review of current tools/processes/best-practices/key documents across AM units to make recommendations of shared standard tools across the department.
  • Shadow Proposal Assistants and provide support on active capture and live proposals.
  • Help with info gathering and analysis for anticipated opportunities.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master, or other post high school education program, or have graduated within six months of program start date.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals and teams. 
  •  Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and experience in data management and visualization.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Experience researching relevant topics and compiling and reporting findings.  
  •  Experience in data management and visualization.
  • Experience working in SharePoint.
  •  Proficiency in other languages (French, Spanish) is an asset.

What’s In It for You

  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member.
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams.  
  • Flexible schedule.  
  • Remote opportunity. 
  • The knowledge that your internship is changing the lives of children all around the world.


Classification: Intern / Fellow

Compensation: $17 / hour

Hours: 24 hours per week

Dates:  September 23 - December 6, 2024    


About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.