Business Development Focus Intern, International Organization for Migration (Washington, DC)


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Community Stabilization Unit(CSU) through the Business Development Advisor (BDA Consultant), the incumbent will provide administration support to funding opportunities that largely fall under the responsibility of the Community Stabilization Unit (CSU), with a specific primary focus on USAID competed bids and a secondary focus on researching private foundations.

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Support to USAID-funded Competitive Bids:

Under the direct responsibility CSU Program Officer /OFDA focal point:

    • Develop a strong understanding of the USAID competitive mechanisms, and of IOM’s PIO status within organizations that bid on USAID solicitations;
    • Update IOM-DC’s Proposals Pipeline Tracker when necessary;
    • Assist the BDA Consultant in checking online resources —, and the USAID Forecast — for expected solicitations (RFAs/RFPs – Requests for Applications/Proposals);
    • Whenever an expected RFA is issued, assist the BDA Consultant in preparing proposal documents for Kick-off Meetings, i.e., Proposal Calendars, Team Rosters, Questions to USAID, etc. Attend and participate in Kick-off Meetings, shadowing the BDA Consultant.
    • In cases when IOM leads a bid and has sub-partners, prepare Sub-partner Packets with templates; and
    • Provide support with the review and possible editing of all competitive USAID applications (proposals) developed in the field.
  • Research on other opportunities:
    • Research and prepare one-page “talking papers” on other migration-related possible that could potentially fund IOM.
    • Create and maintain a OneDrive share-point site to house this and other information.
    • Pursue opportunities as determined by line management.
    • Perform any other additional tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent); or
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent or higher); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation;


Interested individuals should send a CV and cover letter to

Application deadline is Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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