Boston Network for International Development 

Strategy & Development Intern Job Description 

The Strategy & Development Intern will be a valuable addition to the BNID team for the summer of 2022 by assisting with maximizing BNID’s current membership model and exploring new growth opportunities. The intern will assist with brainstorming and launching new initiatives, developing a membership directory, and special projects as required.

This is a part-time role that reports directly to the Programs Associate and works closely with the Executive Director, Board Chair, and other key Board members. Because BNID is a small and mostly volunteer-run organization, this role is part-time (~8-10  hours per week) and flexible (work remotely and on your own schedule). 

Learning objectives and activities:

By completing this internship, the individual will gain the following:

  • Expand creative problem solving, market research, and teambuilding skills
  • Exposure to board and committee meetings
  • Guidance from the Programs Associate and other members of BNID
  • Ability to gain tangible work experience and bring their own ideas to fruition

These learning objectives will be achieved through a range of activities, including: 

  1. Market Research: Conduct an analysis of pricing and benefits of membership-based organizations and present it to leadership. Highlight opportunities to expand offerings and provide value for members.
  2. Value Creation: Brainstorm and develop resources to provide to current members that assist with hiring and recruitment, nonprofit marketing, or any other area BNID members would find useful.
  3. Outreach: Identify organizations that would benefit from BNID membership and thoughtful approach decision-makers with a summary of benefits and offer to answer any questions.
  4. Member Directory: Support the development and maintenance of our online organizational directory, including a resource list of international development organizations in the Greater Boston area.
  5. Survey: Work alongside Executive Director and Programs Associate to create a survey for the current newsletter audience with the goal of finding out who follows BNID’s work and what they would like to see in the future. Present findings to the board.
  6. Social Media: Assist with social media and program management as needed.
  7. Maintain internal operations systems, including Google Drive. 
  8. Other administrative and communications tasks as they emerge.

Time commitment: Approximately 8-10 hours per week 

Award: $250 at the completion of the internship

Dates: May 2022 - August 2022 (Flexible dates - earlier start preferred)

Location: Interns must be based in the Greater Boston area  

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in-progress or equivalent experience in international development, political science, business/entrepreneurship, or a related field. 

  • Experience conducting detailed research through a school project, job, or internship

  • Proficient with Google Slides and Sheets

  • Strategic thinker, able to see and propose new ideas, offer creative solutions

  • Self-directed and able to work independently and with a team

  • Strong writing skills, including technical writing skills 

  • Project management skills desired

  • Self-aware and reflective about the dynamics of international development and global justice

Application Requirements: 

Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by May 13. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

NOTE: We will begin interviews before the May 13 deadline and strongly encourage candidates to apply early.

BNID’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): 

As we work to improve our practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion at BNID, we’re interested in candidates who will be equally committed to our vision of improving our practices for racial, gender, and social justice. We value the leadership of People of Color, LGBTQIA+  individuals, disabled persons, and other marginalized communities, and encourage candidates who reflect all forms of diversity to apply.

Please direct any questions to [email protected] 

*This internship is part of a training program, similar to that which would be given in an educational environment. The intern will work under close supervision of existing staff. The intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in training nor a job at the conclusion of the training period.


Boston Network for International Development (BNID)
Job Posting Expires On