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Proposal Writer Intern

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Proposal Writer Intern

  • Responsibilities

    Job Introduction

    If you love to learn and want to make a positive impact while growing your career, apply now! This position offers a rare and exciting chance to gain real-world experience in proposal writing within a publicly-traded, global, government services corporation. The selected intern will gain knowledge of general business principles, corporate organizational structure and government procurements. You will have the opportunity to learn, grow and collaborate among various project teams, consultants, vendors and senior management. The experience will include challenging work assignments, gaining insights on various improvement initiatives and building a professional network in a career field with great potential for advancement. Guidance and training will be provided by the Manager.

    The primary responsibility of the Proposal Writer Intern will be to work with the Proposal Manager, Business Development and Operations Personnel to plan and deliver major Health & Human Services proposals to a wide range of Government clients at locations throughout the U.S. This position is a highly visible role that works under the supervision of senior leadership, capture personnel, and operations management to write, edit, review, and produce winning proposals.


    Hourly pay range is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Interns are eligible for benefits. All computer equipment and access to digital systems will be provided to the hired candidate. Students may also complete the internship for academic credit subject to the qualifications of their academic program.


    This position requires a commitment of 40 full-time hours per week for the duration of a 10-week summer program: starting Tuesday, May 30th and ending Friday, August 4th, 2023. This role is 100% remote and the majority of the team is located in the Eastern time zone, but applicants from all zones will be considered.

    Interns will also participate in a curated program of workshops and events-- Learn from our leaders through our executive guest speaker series, continue to grow skills through our professional development workshops and build meaningful corporate connections through our summer networking events. We traditionally culminate our program with a celebration of National Interns Day in late July and by spotlighting a special project / working group activity that all interns will contribute to and complete for presentation.

    Job Summary

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct business analysis to support the Business Development department.

    • Support process improvements and project deliverables.

    • Research potential market trends.

    • Assist in special projects in the Business Development department.

    • Assist with ad-hoc reporting and other tasks.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a college degree in a related field.

    • Must have completed a minimum 2 years of coursework.

    • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment.

    • Skilled in standard computer applications and platforms such as Outlook and MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    • Excellent interpersonal communication, teamwork, and customer service skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities with superior attention to detail.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Assists with the creation of compliant, compelling responses for assigned proposal sections/ topics and recommend creative ideations of associated graphics, charts, tables, appendices, and other information in support of proposal development

    • Under close manager supervision, cross-references solicitation documents (RFPs, RFIs, etc.) to create organized writing outlines that are responsive to requirements

    • Assist team with presenting outlines in storyboarding sessions

    • Assist in submitting complete written proposal responses within tight deadlines

    • Incorporates feedback from reviewers to improve drafts

    • Help prepare for technical expert and operational resources interviews to gather information supporting proposal development and transforms that information into clear, concise, compelling proposal text

    • Applies win themes and strategic messaging in proposal content drafts

    • Collaborates with Business Development team members to understand market positioning, competition, capabilities, client drivers, and solution components

    • Identifies and reworks existing proposal content for use in active bids

    • Supports the maintenance of a writing team content library

    • Interacts with senior-level internal and external personnel

    • Uses SharePoint collaborative platform to upload materials

    • Serves as an editor for other writers as needed

    • Recommends continuous improvement initiatives to refine writing processes and techniques as appropriate

    • Collaborates with graphic artists to conceptualize visuals (diagrams, workflows, icons, etc.) to accompany writing

    • Performs additional duties as necessary or assigned

    MAXIMUS Introduction

    Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

    Pay Transparency

    Maximus compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate's education, training, experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value analysis including seniority and merit systems, as well as internal pay alignment. Annual salary is just one component of Maximus's total compensation package. Other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives as well as program-specific awards. Additionally, Maximus provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Compensation shall be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation.

  • Compensation
    $20-25/hr, depending upon qualifications
  • Industry
    Government Administration
  • About Us

    As a leading strategic partner to governments across the globe, Maximus helps improve the delivery of public services amid complex technology, health, economic, environmental, and social challenges. With a deep understanding of program service delivery, acute insights that achieve operational excellence, and an extensive awareness of the needs of the people being served, our employees advance the critical missions of our partners. Maximus delivers innovative business process management, impactful consulting services, and technology solutions that provide improved outcomes for the public and higher levels of productivity and efficiency of government-sponsored programs.