Steampunk Summer 2023 - Business Development / Sales Intern

McLean, Virginia

Posted in IT

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Job Info


The Sales Intern is responsible for helping Steampunk's Customer Relationship Executives identify, cultivate, and advance customer opportunities and relationships which directly generates new business. You will learn and be responsible for identifying leads, qualifying opportunities, and support the closing of contracts with new and existing Steampunk clients.

Successful candidates will learn about analyzing industry trends and the competitive landscape; researching new opportunities and potential partners that align to corporate strategy; building relationships with new clients, partners, and vendors to accelerate growth in new accounts; and participating other government-relevant industry associations to build brand awareness and to cultivate broad relationships for future business pursuits.

  • Works to meet new people, and has the interpersonal skills to be an active listener who asks probing and relevant questions to shape opportunities
  • Conducts analysis of competitive and industry trends to identify new vehicles, opportunity pipeline and partnerships
  • Works with capture resources to develop the overall win strategy and performs associated opportunity marketing
  • Develops, organizes, and executes client call plans, assessing win probability, and working with clients to shape acquisition strategies to respond to and win business with new and existing customers
  • Represents Steampunk within industry associations/groups to increase brand awareness and develop strategic relationships with new partners/vendors
  • Interacts routinely with all levels of Steampunk's organization, and owns, prioritizes, and follows through on action items

Specific qualifications of the ideal candidate include the following:
  • Rising Junior or Senior college student
  • Interest in IT, preferably in business development and sales
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in navigating Federal acquisitions processes successfully
  • Good organization, presentation and planning skills and experience
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Self-motivated, confident, and entrepreneurial
  • Thrive in, and enjoy a high energy, fast-paced environment
  • He/she will have a proven ability to present an exceptional, energetic, effervescent, engaging, and effective leadership style, which is manifested in every way through words and action
  • Intellectual strength, with a disruptive thought process and a unique perspective
  • High moral values, confidence, humility, integrity
  • Creative and strategic outlook
  • Thinks above and beyond the day-to-day responsibilities to understand broader strategy
  • Hands-on operating style, and desire to roll up their sleeves and simultaneously provide the vision that inspires confidence and motivates team members at all levels to support growth goals
About steampunk

Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers - and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.

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