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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2204427

2023 Summer Intern, Corporate Growth (Undergraduate)

We are one team united around one mission: growing ICF. Our mandate is to retain and expand existing client work, capture new opportunities, and actively take work from our competitors. We accomplish this by creating systems that support effective business development (BD) activities, providing best-in-class proposal and BD services, and inspiring our teammates to win.

By supporting growth, we further ICF’s mission to create a more prosperous and resilient world. We work side-by-side with experts devoted to climate resilience, public health, cybersecurity, energy efficiency, and other critical areas that require complex technical solutions from expert teams.

Together, we show why ICF is our clients’ best choice to reach their objectives.

How do we drive this mission?

  • Corporate Growth is staffed by a wide range of BD experts. We specialize in capture and proposal development, market research, data management and technology, training, price-to-win, and more. By providing a suite of services, tools, and programs, we support project teams across the organization as they develop strategies to pursue and win work.

What makes Corporate Growth unique?

  • We have created a collaborative, fulfilling, innovative, and transparent environment that values diverse perspectives.

  • We continually challenge ourselves to find new and better ways to do what we do, looking outward to build on industry best practices and emerging tools while creating space for all ideas.

  • And we mean it when we say we work hard and have fun.

Join our team.  Bring your ideas to our important work. We’re currently hiring Corporate Growth interns to join us from June through August 2023 across the following teams:

Customer Experience & Operations (Intern location: Virtual) 

  • Rotate through 2 teams in the Corporate Growth: Customer Experience and the Virtual Proposal Center (part of the Strategy & Operations team)

  • Perform data analysis and identification

  • Provide support for data entry and quality assurance

  • Assist with operational problems as they arise 

Capture, Research, and Price-to- Win (Intern location: Virtual)

  • Rotate through 3 teams in the Corporate Growth: Capture, Price-to- Win, and Research.

  • Complete research projects – support capture opportunities conducting research on key stakeholders and put together client profiles.

  • Compile a Case Study collection – working with the Capture Community of Practice, assist in collecting and storing all capture case studies.

  • Learn about the capture framework/tools and review feedback from capture professionals.

  • Assist with the compilation of competitive profiles by gathering information from company websites, press releases, LinkedIn profiles, etc.

  • Complete ad-hoc research projects

  • Clean-up research material to drive standardization and use- friendliness

  • Writer, Enterprise Proposal Center (Intern location: Virtual)

  • Work closely with experienced proposal writers and contribute to ICF’s growth in a meaningful, creative way.

  • Assist writers by gathering staff biographies, locating project descriptions, performing research tasks, organizing materials.

  • Tailor and modify proposal materials for the team’s writers and assist the full-time writers with revisions to proposal sections.

  • Provide writing support for experience, staffing, and management proposal sections for EPC-supported opportunities.

  • Complete writing assignments from solicitation/business case to outlining/story-boarding, through drafting and revision, and to final copy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities

  • Able to work quickly, accurately, and collaboratively to meet deadlines

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Experience conducting research, organizing, and analyzing information

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

  • For the writer internship, writing experience gleaned from college courses and/or opportunities outside of school (e.g., school newspaper, magazine)

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in BBA, Data Analytics, Public Policy, Communications, Human-Centered Design, English, Journalism, or related field

Our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals to pursue their passions, grow their careers, and generate meaningful results on behalf of our clients. 

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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