Business Development Intern/Project Coordinator

Mexico City, Mexico | Coral Gables, Florida, United States | Washington, United States | Antananarivo, Madagascar | San Jose, Costa Rica
Apply by 15 May 2018
Internship , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 March 2018

Job Description

IOS Partners is looking for motivated, energetic and diligent interns with strong research, writing and communication skills to work alongside our Business Development and Project Management teams on international development projects. We offer the opportunity to learn about global development challenges in a dynamic international environment in our offices in the United States (Washington DC and Coral Gables), Latin America (Costa Rica and Mexico), or Africa (Madagascar).


  • Excellent command of English (both written and spoken)
  • Proficiency in French and/or Spanish (both written and spoken)
  • University degree or close-to-completion studies in International Relations, Political Science, International Business, Economics, or related subjects
  • Academic level writing and research skills
  • High computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed environment under deadline pressures
  • Ability to manage own workload independently, multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Detail oriented and proactive
  • Global outlook and multicultural skills
  • Team spirit

Main duties:

  • Assist with the preparation of persuasive, responsive and visually appealing Expressions of Interest and Proposals for international development consulting projects
  • Conduct relevant research and due diligence on international development projects across sectors and donors
  • Manage correspondence and other communication with consultants and partners
  • Document editing and formatting
  • Assist with general administrative tasks
  • Contribute to other business development and project management activities as assigned

What we offer:

  • 6 months internships
  • Monthly stipend/allowance
  • Internship opportunities in the US (Washington DC and Coral Gables), Latin America (Costa Rica and Mexico) and Africa (Madagascar)
  • Performance evaluation
  • Opportunity to rapidly learn and acquire skills in high demand in the world of international development
  • Access to a global knowledge base
  • Exposure to multicultural environment
  • Exceptionally good interns might be offered the opportunity to work with us on specific projects and/or in the long-run

Please send your CV, motivation statement and writing sample to

About the Organization

IOS Partners is a well-established international economic development and financial advisory services firm. Incorporated in 1999, IOS Partners has accumulated a knowledge base facilitating economic reforms in over 100 countries and undertaking over 200 assignments in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

We deliver market-driven solutions to donor agencies, private sector clients and government institutions in economic and private sector development, agriculture, trade and investment promotion, aviation, tourism, energy, finance, social inclusion, information technology, and monitoring and evaluation services. The list of our Clients includes the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African-Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, Millennium Challenge Cooperation, USTDA, ECOWAS, OECS, and other multilateral, bilateral and host government agencies.

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