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Business Development Intern (Part Time) in Columbia, MD at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This internship opportunity will be located at USRA HQ in Columbia, Maryland.  In this role, you will be supporting the Program Development (PD) group with business development activities such as analyzing emerging technology markets, researching government agencies’ roles in technology development, identifying opportunities for partnering, and collaborating in a variety of science and technology markets.

The Business Development Intern will devote most of his/her time to internet research and subsequently develop a written report (or reports if researching several topics) of the findings.  Because this research is focused on technology, a technical background is strongly desired but not required. The successful candidate will be able to work independently with minimal guidance as well as be at the ready to take on new assignments as given.

USRA is a non-profit university organization established in 1969 under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences.  USRA is chartered to advance science, technology, and engineering by bring together universities, industry, and government.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Market Analysis
  • General/Light administrative duties, including setting up meetings, making copies
  • Research on topics such as Quantum Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy
  • Report Writing
  • Participating in PD meetings
  • Tracking opportunities on sites like, Fedbiz Opps and Govwin
  • Developing capture plans

Required Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 1 year of college in a science discipline


  • None required

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment with the opportunity to work or interact with scientists. This role routinely uses the MS suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc. Extensive online usage. This is largely a sedentary role.

All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity