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College Internship - Business Development

Job ID: 219592
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2021
Category: Student
Subcategory: Intern
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


Join an exciting and inclusive work environment where your work matters and we put the customer at the center of all we do.  SAIC is offering a summer/fall internship for college undergraduates committed to a major in business or related fields to work in business development/business analytics. 

You will be a direct report to an SAIC Senior Vice President, Business Development, working in areas related to business analytics and forecasting, proposal preparation, and competitive intelligence. This new internship will provide both formal and experiential learning with coaching, mentoring and feedback that will prepare you for an entry level business development or business analytics position in aerospace and defense.

 What is in it for you?

  • Immersion within an early career peer cohort for partnership and support
  • Mentorship from a Senior Vice President and supervision from corporate professionals who do business analytics, competitive intelligence research, and proposal preparation every day
  • Training through a structured learning curriculum which includes formal Business Development professionalization and skills development
  • Coaching and professional development feedback intended to enhance your skills and likelihood of success in a competitive corporate environment
  • Rotational assignments designed to expose you to the fundamentals of business development in the federal contracting community
  • Exposure to leader talent at all levels and business mentorship

Business Development Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in market research and strategy development for the SAIC’s newly formed National Security and Space Sector, a $2.5B/year organizational unit
  • Assist in preparing high quality proposal content under supervision of an expert: past performance research, compliance checking, content planning and development
  • Perform analysis on the sector’s pipeline of sales opportunities under the supervision of a business analytics specialist: develop award forecasts, submit projections
  • Assist in tracking business development spending versus budget


  • Pursuing of college degree in Finance, Statistics, Economincs, Analytics or related discipline
  • Graduating 2022 or 2023 with Bachelors or Masters
  • Federal law requires you must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible to obtain a clearance, if required
  • Additional Required Skills:
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills; superior writing skills.
    • Strong interest in working for an aerospace and defense company committed to our national security


  • Proficiency in advanced features of Microsoft Excel i.e. pivot tables, macros.
  • Familiarity / programming experience in PowerBI.
  • Familiarity with basic statistical methods.

Target salary range: $55,001 - $65,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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