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Intern, Business Development

The purpose of this position is to assist Business Development with a focus on research, strategic analysis, and financial modeling of new technologies for biofuels, bioproducts, and environmental services. This will include competitors/industry evaluation and the development of new strategic initiatives that drive market share, risk management, and support long term growth. 


Key Accountabilities:
Analysis Function

  • Assist in the development of strategic business opportunities and long-range business plans that support strategic initiatives of the business units
  • Evaluate new technologies and products for biofuels, bioproducts, and environmental services
  • Research and evaluation of target companies, technology providers, business plans, financial models, and intellectual property
  • Help identify and analyze new technologies and business opportunities (partnerships/mergers/acquisitions)
  • Collect information on competitors to fully understand their technologies, markets, intellectual property, and strategies for evaluation of potential mergers/acquisitions
  • Assist in developing strategic initiatives and market strategies that drive customer relationships and promote sustainable market positioning
  • Perform industry analysis and assist in financial modeling for strategic projects

Special Projects

  • Assist with the implementation of key business projects
  • Coordinate Project details, monitor progression, and verify completion
  • Develop project work plans, schedules, budgets, and financial models
  • Communicate with all groups involved 
  • Final follow-up involving a review of analysis

Perform other duties as assigned


  • Be available for daily work and overtime as required
  • Communicate effectively with customers and co-workers (oral and written)
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Maintain a calm, professional demeanor especially during demanding situations
  • Knowledge of market research, project management, business development, and emerging technologies for biofuels, bioproducts, and/or environmental services 
  • Ability to use office equipment (computer, copy/fax machine, telephone, postage meter, etc)
  • Organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meeting deadlines
  • Provide suggestions to offer alternative perspectives to situations
  • Work independently or with others as a team to complete assigned projects

Education Required: Pursuing a masters or bachelor’s degree – Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related degree

Experience Required: None
**Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
Advanced financial modeling and accounting skills
Special skills or knowledge preferred:
Strong understanding of engineering, chemistry and/or biosciences
Manufacturing or technology development experience