Position:                       New Business Development Intern (unpaid)
Date posted:                 02/01/17
Apply by:                      Open until filled
Experience:                  Mid-career
Contract length:           6 months from the start date (2-4 hours per week)
Location:                      Remote (Washington, DC preferred)




CIT assists communities in their search for sustainable peace. We do so by advancing the understanding of complex crisis through comprehensive conflict analysis and assessments; facilitating inclusive and sustainable conflict resolution dialogue processes; and ensuring knowledge transfer and ownership to empower local peacemakers.




CIT is seeking an unpaid Business Development (BD) intern to provide the CEO with a wide range of support to grow and diversify CIT’s funding base.



  • Develop and implement a strategic business plan geared towards expanding CIT from single-person consulting to program management
  • Conduct research on potential funding sources
  • Register CIT will relevant funding mechanism and institutions that support its growth
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals, including, but not limited to writing, editing and reviewing proposal narratives, budgets and annexes
  • Support the management of proposals from start to finish as appropriate, including interaction with key funders and prime organizations
  • Research and evaluate potential national and international partners
  • Support the identification and outreach to potential funders (governments, multilaterals, foundations and NGO)
  • Track potential business development opportunities, grants and awards and provide analysis of donor trends
  • Assist in the analysis of program budgets and expenditure data
  • Provide general administrative tasks, including recordkeeping and data management, as needed




  • Current student or recent graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, Business Development, Grant Writing, Non-Profit Management or other related field
  • Background in International Relations, Conflict Studies and/or International Development preferred
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet Search Engines)
  • Prior experience writing proposals,  developing project budgets and work plans preferred
  • Ability to work remotely with independent access to the internet and a computer


The ideal candidate will further exhibit:

  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial and flexible approach to the organization and the position
  • Passionate about mediation, dialogue circles, restorative justice and the conflict resolution field in general
  • Experience in fundraising and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrable interest in creating partnerships with other organizations and donors to advance conflict prevention
  • Experience in business development or with donor agencies
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlineswith minimal supervision




Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Nathalie Al-Zyoud at nalzyoud@communitiesintransition.com





CIT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.


P.O. Box 79
Stevenson, MD 21153
Email: info@communitiesintransition.com


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