Office of National Director - Management Analyst Intern

Organizational Overview

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

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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.

Published on: 09/08/2017

Intern Program

Intern Program