Collins Capture and Proposals, a locally based Federal Government consulting firm, is seeking 2-3 highly motivated individuals with strong writing, editing, and communication capabilities. This internship will allow the individuals to become familiar with and engage in Government proposal processes throughout the full lifecycle of a bid, from capture to submission. Although the primary goal will be to provide documentation support, roles and responsibilities will be tailored to the goals, interests, and relevant skills and capabilities of each intern.
CCP has a physical office located in central Tucson, about a 5-minute drive North-East of the UofA campus. We anticipate that interns will be in-office 1-2 times weekly. They must be comfortable working remotely via computer; be deadline-driven; and have strong reading, writing, and editing skills. We pride ourselves on creating and maintaining friendly and fulfilling relationships with our clients – clear, kind, and upbeat communication skills are of the utmost importance.
Duties may include:
- Copy-edits of various Government proposal documents
- Administrative tasks, including meeting notes
- Coordination of business processes and communications
- Preparation of various proposal materials (i.e., annotated outlines, compliance checklists, etc.)
- Organization of online repositories
- Document refinement (i.e., resume reformatting)
- Collaboration with other members of the CCP team
Interns will report to CCP’s Director of Proposal Management, Natassja Meredith
The ideal intern is responsible, punctual, and detail-oriented, with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. They must be a sophomore or higher enrolled in an English, Creative Writing, Communications, Law, Government, or related discipline. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary, as well as the ability to work independently and with a diverse team
Note: Computer technology not provided; must provide personal laptop and have access to internet.
Interns will work 9 hours per week for 16-week sessions, 11 hours per week for 13-week sessions, and 20 hours per week for 7-week sessions. CCP allows for a flexible schedule and seeks individuals who can work partially-remotely.
AVAILABLE: 1st and 2nd 7-week sessions and 13-week session in SUMMER 23, 16-week for FALL 23.
Interns will be registered for ENGL 393, 493, or 493L (law)
Interns will be compensated $1,000 for 13-16 week sessions. Interns will be compensated $500 for 7-week sessions.
CCP interns will receive our industry-standard proposal and capture training, including deep dives into marketable and transferrable skills such as technical editing, desktop publishing, consultant reviews, administrative coordination activities, and business communication.
Future career paths associated with this experience include technical and proposal writing, business development, project management, and operations across a variety of fields. CCP liaises with hundreds of unique clients within varied Government sectors and focuses per year, expanding each interns’ network of connections and teaching valuable relationship building skills.
Upon and during successful completion of this internship, CCP is happy to provide the following potential benefits:
- Pointed connections for potential job opportunities
- Interactions with and opportunities for mentorship from technical and creative writers, poets, and graphics designers within varied job fields
- Insight into a vast market typically unseen by undergraduate students outside of the D.C. area
- Letters of professional reference
Please send a short cover letter, current resume, and short writing sample to Natassja Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although we are creative writers at heart, the writing sample must be prose. We are seeking content such as technical, marketing, or research samples; personal essay or short story excerpts; or journalistic articles. Files must be Word or PDF attachments. Please use “CCP Intern” in the subject line. We will reach out to individuals to set up interviews via email.