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Business Development Intern

Job ID 1087-1

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private- sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength.

We are seeking a dynamic, tech enthusiast, and self-starting individual to join the business strategy group in our Princeton, NJ, Ann Arbor, MI,orWashington, DC offices for a paid summer internship. In this role, you will help Mathematica expand business development opportunities beyond the organization’s existing portfolio of projects.

As a Business Development Intern you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in proactive business development by interfacing with leading health and technology companies, federal and state government policy makers, and major foundations and philanthropic donors.
  • Conduct active outreach to potential partners and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate on business development materials such as prices sheets and marketing materials.
  • Utilize principles of social science research methods to design innovative studies which leverage technology.
  • Participate in meetings with senior management and leading scholars in the social policy research field. Serve as a liaison between project teams and technical IT staff.
  • Work with project teams to develop written business and functional requirements.
  • Support project delivery and success through project management activities.

Responsibilities for Business Development Intern include:

  • Assisting with contact database maintenance
  • Drafting correspondence, assembling presentation materials, recording notes for meetings, and documenting findings in One Note or other collaboration tools
  • Conducting independent research on topics related to strategic goals including new technologies, tracking congressional bills, venture firms with health and fitness portfolios, and advents in social policy and behavioral research regarding concussions, telemedicine, and wearables.
  • Gathering, documenting and sharing written business and functional requirements, and also providing project management support functions using Microsoft Project, Jira, and Confluence.

Position Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s-level training program in business, social science, IT or related field. (If in an undergraduate program, must be entering junior or senior year of program)
  • Exposure to social science research methods and design and a passion for technology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Awareness of current trends in mobile, AI, wearables, and or telemedicine is a plus

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and eager to develop novel markets
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to engage teams and clients
  • Have a deep interest in using technology to address problems and a passion for social research and public well-being

Please submit a cover letter, resume, current transcript (unofficial) and contact information for three references.

Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Ann Arbor, MI; Washington, DC

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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