Summer 2017 Business Development Internship (BUS0096)

POLITICO Pro’s Business Development internship program offers the opportunity for college students to be exposed to and involved in many aspects of business development including: research, client outreach, and client meetings. Throughout your internship, you will be charged with identifying viable organizations and contacts, preparing the team for client visits, assisting in client and prospect trials.

Key things you will learn:

  • Steps of the Sales Cycle (including tips and tricks from our team of experts on how to master each step)
  • Cold Calling Techniques that will help you connect and pitch the right people
  • How to use Salesforce
  • Upon successful completion of the internship, you will have gained experience needed to work on a sales team. Specifically, in addition to training and coaching, you will have the opportunity to make at least one prospecting call and one service call to current and prospective clients.
  • High-performing interns who are college graduates may be offered regular positions with POLITICO Pro depending on performance and job openings. Interns who are continuing students may be extended into the following internship period.


  • Self-starters with a strong sense of time management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Enthusiasm and agility

If you want to launch your career in a collaborative, fast-paced community that also likes to have fun, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for up to four interns who can commit 20 hours per week. As part of that 20 hours, all interns must be available Friday from 9:30 to 4:00pm for trainings and seminars. Occasionally, we will ask you to arrive earlier and leave later depending client needs or deadlines.

Program Details

  • The summer intern program will run from June 5th, 2017 thru August 11th, 2017
  • Interns are asked to work between 20 and 25 hours per week
  • We request that all interns are present on Friday mornings until approximately 1pm throughout the duration of the program
  • This is a paid opportunity
  • Applications will be accepted thru February 10th, 2017

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: BUS0096. We look forward to hearing from you!

Equal Opportunity

It is POLITICO’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender or other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.

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