The mission of Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is to foster the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned firms in the United States. This is accomplished primarily through a nationwide network of MBDA Business Centers staffed with business experts who provide minority entrepreneurs with strategic business consulting services designed to assist with access to contracts, capital and markets. The efforts of the agency cross public, private, state and local governmental, business and institutional interests. The programs impact heavily on job creation, economic revitalization, community sustainability as well as regional, national and global competitiveness.
Position Title: Management Analyst Intern; (20-25 hours per week)
Supervisor: Roberto Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer
Description of Duties
The selected candidate will:
Conduct background research on businesses, stakeholders, corporations, and other organizations on behalf of National Director
Work on multiple assignments simultaneously, meeting quality standards and deadlines
Assist with clerical task such as filing, faxing, answering phones, greeting and escorting visitors
Assist with facilitating information between minority business enterprises and the Office of the National Director
Preparing reports including information on the economic status/climate of various minority business industries
Assisting in the coordination of meetings between minority business enterprises and Office of National Director
More information on MBDA leadership, please visit the following website: https://www.mbda.gov/directory/leadership
Skills Required/ Targeted Major
1. Be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited institution and recommended by a school official.
2. Be at least 16 years old.
3. Be a U.S. citizen.
5. Pass Background Check
At least part-time student in an accredited institution. Research skills, communication skills, attention to detail, writing skills, ability to multitask in fast paced environments, and proficiency in Excel and Word formats. Background/interest in entrepreneurship and business development is a plus.