Portfolio Growth and Performance Intern

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 2 weeks



The Department of Portfolio Growth & Performance (PGP) Intern assists the team in creating and amplifying our USG proposal development and award management tools, resources and learning materials. This position provides both operational and technical support to both the New Business Development (NBD) and Award Management (AM) teams within NBD, and plays an important role in assisting with the development of departmental initiatives. The intern will be provided with introductions to SCUS USG proposal development as well as trainings and mentorship into the more nuanced aspects of the process. The intern will gain skills and experience in the USAID proposal development process and will be exposed broadly to the work of an international development non-profit organization.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)


Technical/Operational Support (45%):


  • Provide technical support to the NBD and AM teams by:
    • Provide proposal management support as needed (researching, attending and capturing notes in relevant meetings, etc.).
    • Experiment with the Power BI platform and deliver any relevant findings.

Knowledge Management (40%):

  • Support business development knowledge management and learning initiatives such as management of learning assets, video/media content conversion and editing, copy editing, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Assist in the collection and compilation of past USG proposal Capability Statements into one central Sharepoint library.
  • Research specific entries in the Award Management System (AMS) and link them to the Strategic Opportunity & Contracts Approval (SOCA) tracker. Review data in the SOCA tracker to ensure accuracy.


Learning and Professional Development (15%):


  • Weekly touch-base with supervisor to discuss internship goals, project timelines, progress and roadblocks.
    • Determine other informational interviews, projects, etc. that would be conducive to continuing intern development.
  • Create objectives for internship and measure progress against them.
  • Attend various learning opportunities offered through the SCUS IFV program, as well as directly with the PGP team.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school program or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date.
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases).
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and ensure timely completion of assignments.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment and workload.
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in data management and visualization.
  • Experience researching relevant topics and compiling and reporting findings.
  • Experience working in Sharepoint.


What’s In It for You

  • Structured learning and development program
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world


Classification:  Paid Intern

Part-time: 16 – 24 hours per week

Dates:  June 2, 2020 to August 7, 2020



Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.


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