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Business Development Intern

Job ID 2095

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. 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.

At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.

We are seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to join the Health Business Unit within the Commercial Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS) team for a paid, full-time (10 week) summer internship (40 hours/week). Positions are available in our offices in Princeton, NJ or Washington, DC, or remote. In this role, you will help Mathematica expand business development opportunities in Commercial healthcare and life sciences markets.

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 pricing sheets and marketing materials.
  • Participate in meetings with senior management and leading scholars throughout Mathematica’s offerings.
  • Work with project teams to develop written business and functional requirements.
  • Support project delivery success through assisting with project management activities.
Responsibilities 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, corporate mergers and acquisitions in healthcare and life sciences, and investment firms with health and fitness portfolios.
  • Conducting competitive intelligence research and gathering information on current and prospective clients, competitors, and partners.
  • Assisting in proposal development for new business development opportunities.
  • Gathering, documenting, and sharing written business and functional requirements, and assisting with 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.

The hourly rates for the Business Development Internship are as follows:

Undergraduate degree students:

  • $18 per hour during Sophomore year or between Sophomore & Junior year
  • $19 per hour during Junior or between Junior and Senior year
  • $20 per hour during Senior year and post-graduation

Master’s degree students:

  • $21 per hour during 1st year or between 1st and 2nd year
  • $22 per hour during 2nd year or later

To apply, please click on the link and include a resume and cover letter.

Note to agencies:
 We are not working with staffing agencies to fill this position, and we will not accept unsolicited resumes. Please do not reach out directly to technical staff or leaders within Mathematica, as all questions from agencies go through the Talent Acquisition team.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; or remote


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.

At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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