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Program Management Intern

  • Internship
  • Arlington, VA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • In-Q-Tel profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.



Company Overview:

In-Q-Tel (IQT) is a not-for-profit that serves and powers the national security interests of the U.S. and its allies, providing the most sophisticated source of strategic technical knowledge, insights, and capabilities. IQT powers its partners ahead of the curve through cutting-edge research, strategic investments, exploration and applied research, and acceleration of capabilities.

Job Overview:

The program management team is responsible for managing the overall success of technology development programs and supporting the transition of technologies to the U.S. intelligence community developed by early-stage companies and start-ups that In-Q-Tel (IQT) has identified, evaluated, and invested in on behalf of our government partners.

On a daily basis, our program managers are responsible for establishing strategic program objectives, executing against the statements of work, assessing and tracking administrative, logistical, and technical risks to solution transfer, identifying and implementing strategies to mitigate barriers to operational or pseudo-operational deployment of program deliverables, and serving as a mentor and advisor to IQT portfolio and government partners.

We are looking for an intern to support day-to-day responsibilities of the program management team and work on a cross-functional team project comprised of diverse internal stakeholders focused on addressing tactical and strategic challenges related to program execution and technology transfer.


  • Support day-to-day responsibilities of the program management team, which includes participation in coordinating and executing administrative and technical meetings between IQT portfolio and government partners related to on-going technology development program.
  • Engage with internal stakeholders across IQT functional areas to understand IQT’s strategic investment model and the lifecycle of IQT investments, technology development programs, and technology transfer.
  • Participate in a cross functional team project to help strengthen IQT’s ability to address complex issues affecting program execution by enhancing IQT’s ability to learn from past experiences and improve with future programs.


  • Demonstrated success acting as the main reason for data driven change
  • Experienced problem solver
  • Basic understanding of project management and technology transfer challenges
  • Systems thinking mindset
  • Self-starter, constant learner, and passion for solving hard problems
  • Candidate for a bachelor’s degree (rising Junior or Senior) or equivalent experience. Preferably a candidate for a graduate degree, in a STEM discipline.
  • Must be comfortable presenting complex technology subjects to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Must be a strong writer. Experience in both technical writing and proposal writing is preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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