Business Development, Research Analysis & Consulting Intern

Position Summary

The selected intern works in direct support of The International Center’s Vice President of Programs and Services and assists in managing and marketing The International Center’s programs and services. The selected intern is involved in a complete process of research, data management and analysis, marketing and community outreach, and special projects as assigned.


Business Development

  • Research prospective business clients in Indiana with international ties or opportunities
  • Evaluate opportunities and provide recommendations for business prospects for IC services
  • Collect, organize, and report findings in online files, the database, and verbal summaries
  • Support production and content development of marketing and promotional materials

Meeting Preparation and Facilitation

  • Assist in preparations for meetings with clients
  • Take relevant notes during meetings
  • Provide meeting follow up materials
  • Assist with meetings of international delegations in Indianapolis

Special Projects and Department Support

  • Assist team in research of country-specific data and current events to contribute to client trainings and briefings
  • Research Indiana-based representatives from a variety of industries to support professional meetings for incoming international delegations
  • Assist VP with special projects as assigned including IC events, speaking engagements, and networking event preparations

Desired Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding U. S. and International business and cultural diversities
  • Understanding principles of business development and client relationship management, marketing strategies and tools to grow and develop business prospects, hospitality principles, intercultural sensitivity, effective meetings and communication, business development principles, research tools, research and project management best practices, effective communication practices, and prioritization of research data
  • Ability to effectively research, organize, prioritize, and prepare supporting documents, utilize effective marketing tools to promote the IC’s programs and services, plan an effective meeting, use calendar and email to schedule meetings, record relevant notes, and initiative follow up, source knowledge on country-specific culture, business, history, industry, and other topics, prepare briefings for colleagues with relevant supporting documents

Intern applications and cover letters may be submitted via email to Please be sure to include your preferred internship program date range and top 3-4 roles of interest in your cover letter.