Immediate Openings for Spring/Summer Interns!

The American Security Challenge has immediate openings for enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and innovative interns to support our mission of building bridges between innovators (technology sellers) and investors/large enterprises (technology buyers).

 

 

 

 

We are looking for interns to start ASAP so applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Due to high volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The internship will last between 3-6 months and can be full or part-time. As our office is located in Ellicott City, MD and most of our clients are based out of DC/MD/VA, we are looking for people located in this area. Most of the work can be done remotely but interns are expected to attend weekly staff meetings and occasional client and investor meetings. Exceptions can be made for remarkable applicants residing outside of the DC metro area, in which case telecommuting will be available.   

 

The internship is unpaid but school credit can be arranged.

 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to internships@americansecuritychallenge.com with the job title in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Research Intern

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Conduct and synthesize research about venture backed companies in innovation hubs around the world

  • Research trends in innovation, early stage investment and commercialization as well as company competition and sales prospects

  • Produce reports with original findings and analysis on venture capital (VC) investing trends

  • Attend and take notes during occasional client and investor meetings

  • Some administrative tasks, including setting up meetings between senior employees and sales prospects

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university

  • Previous research experience or relevant academic research background

  • An interest in entrepreneurship and startups

  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with different types of people

  • A strong independent work ethic

  • A positive attitude and good sense of humor

 

Communications Intern

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Identify key marketing channels and create strategies to use them, then execute

  • Maintain websites for ASC and it's technology scouting software (TechMATCH)

  • Draft press releases to inform the innovation and investing community of ASC's activities

  • Conduct market research

  • Establish relationships with media partners in business, technology, security, and innovation

  • Leverage media relationships to get press coverage for ASC's activities

  • Assist with marketing and public relations initiatives

 

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited college or university

  • Relevant academic background or experience in communications, journalism, marketing, or related fields

  • Passion for marketing and creative marketing solutions

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • A positive attitude and good sense of humor

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