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New Business Development Intern - Ruder Finn

New York, NY

Our New Business Development Internship provides a unique opportunity for current college students or recent college graduates to work in a fast-paced environment and learn from the best and brightest practitioners in PR, digital and social media communications and the new business development field. Being a part of a brand-new growing team with amazing opportunities to tackle on. The New Business Development Intern reports directly to the New Business Manager and collaborating with the Chief of Growth & Head of Integrated Communications!
The intern will be selected on talent, creativity and passion, and should have prior experience and interest in business development, market research and analytics.


  • Conduct secondary research for RFP responses on the client, its competitors, industry trends, key influencers, etc.
  • Conduct market analyses on – and provide recommendations around – potential areas (e.g., health tech, artificial intelligence) and companies to target for proactive business development
  • Interpret, draw conclusions and summarize key insights from qualitative and quantitative data.   
  • Support other, non-research activities to help build out the agency’s new business development function


  • Currently enrolled in junior/senior year or recent graduate with a B.A. degree
  • Prior business development, PR, communications, or market research experience – a plus
  • Detail-oriented, organized and dedicated; proactive and enthusiastic with an ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter who can confidently partner with senior executives and collaborate with other team members
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint (experience with Excel a plus).
Experience with / knowledge of relevant software – e.g., Factiva, Cision, Radian6, Crimson Hexagon, Simmons Research – a plus

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