Work Location: US- Washington, DC
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: Not Applicable
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Intern-Pay
Type of Post: Not Applicable
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline:


CARE is seeking a Competitive Bids Unit (CBU) Intern who will work closely with the Competitive Bids Unit to support CARE’s US Government (USG) engagement efforts as well as support the recruitment function with service provider agreements and logistics support.

Specific Functions:

  1. Analyze trends of USG policies and strategies;
  2. Review and summarize the Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ) with regards to proposed foreign assistance funding;
  3. Create marketing materials for CBU;
  4. As directed, reach out to potential consultants on the consultant roster for interest and availability for specific assignments; reach out to potential consultants for potential interest in being a CARE proposal writing consultant;
  5. Process service provider agreements, adding all other required information about travel and per diem, etc. as needed.  Coordinate signatures and fully execute agreements;
  6. Book travel and obtain visas for service providers; coordinate logistics with Country Offices; send out customized travel expense report, travel policy, post-trip questionnaire, and related documents to service provider prior to travel;
  7. Review service provider travel expense reports; send finalized and signed version, with all supporting documentation, to CBU recruitment for processing with invoice. Send feedback questionnaire to proposal team (key stakeholders in CO as well as the bid coordinator) and return completed questionnaire to CBU recruitment;
  8. Format CVs for key personnel for inclusion in proposals;
  9. Conduct basic sourcing of passive candidates using external candidate databases;
  10. Provide other support to CBU as needed.

Special Project:

Provide direct support to the Senior Advisor, Government Strategy and Outreach and the Senior Manager, Strategic Recruitment and Proposal Development.   Contribute to research on USG Engagement trends and support the sourcing and talent acquisition process for securing senior-level candidates and proposal writers.  Key tasks include:

  1. Research and communicate on USG development and humanitarian trends, as well as broader global development trends
  2. Research and advise on USG personnel and priorities at key agencies (USAID, State, MCC, etc)
  3. Source and reach out to potential writing consultants; mobilize consultants for assignments
  4. Source senior-level candidates for senior-level positions on USG-funded bids, assist with critical candidate documentation.
  5. Reach out to potential consultants
  6. Work with CBU Recruitment to support consultants (booking travel, formatting CVs, conducting questionnaires)


  • Maintain database of key personnel and policy issues in USG executive branch agencies.
  • Draft papers on USG priorities, trends, and analysis of other OECD donors.
  • Maintain USG contact list.
  • Manage invites to thought-leadership opportunities.
  • Critical and time-sensitive candidate and consultant-related documentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the overall business development process, specifically USG engagement and outreach and high-level talent acquisition.
  • Learn about the USG donor community, including USAID, CDC, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) and Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and others.
  • Learn about the workings of a large humanitarian and development organization – what we do and how we do it. Start to build your network of professional contacts.
  • Increase knowledge management skills


  • Proficient in English (Verbal & Written)
  • Proficient in MS Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • 1st or 2nd level in graduate school is preferred, but junior or senior in college is ok
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience with Research and Analysis
  • Ability to learn new software and utilize custom databases

Suggested dates of internship:  January 2018 – June 2018; 20-25 hours per week

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CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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