Business Development Intern

Updated on: 12 Jun 2017
Flexible 6 months, 40 hrs/wk Columbia University Boston College Harvard University Brown University Dartmouth Amherst College Princeton Yale Brandeis Lehigh University Georgetown University Sarah Lawrence College Stanford University
New York, NY, United States

Smart Design is looking for a Business Development Intern to support the Business Development function within the NY Studio for a minimum of 6 months.


 Business Development Administration

  • Manage pipeline reporting ensuring timely data entry of new contacts and capturing all inbound leads
  • Maintain and manage assets and files on NY MBD Dropbox
  • Work with BD and the Marketing team to determine and maintain the priority list for case study development and other BD-related assets
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned

Research & Intelligence

  • Conduct research on prospective industry categories and specific clients to compile intel packets for all meeting attendees in preparation for pitches and client meetings
  • Secure market intelligence data and provide analysis to assist with the development of target client lists and key accounts
  • Develop deep understanding of competitors’ offerings, client base, events and interesting content, and report intelligence into Business Development team to inform BD strategy

Proposal and Presentation Support

  • Help compile pitch decks and collateral for business development meetings
  • Coordinate materials and data to help respond to RFIs
  • Suggest minor layout/copy tweaks (as needed) to new business templates to reflect new ways of bundling services with direction from Business Development Director

Business Development Event Coordination

  • Help Marketing and BD teams organize local events such as Smart Salons and smaller, more targeted events
  • Work with Business Development Director to curate target audiences for events


Naturally You'll Have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in liberal arts or business or related
  • A desire to win
  • Strong team orientation
  • An Incredible work ethic
  • Good verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent writing skills with ability to clearly communicate in a compelling manner
  • An incurable curiosity
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Time management, prioritization skills, and the ability to multi-task skills

Desired skills

Market Research
Writing / Content Creation
Event Help
Lead Generation

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