Startup Intern (alternative title to be selected upon hire)

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Duco Experts
2920 Georgia Avenue
Washington, DC
Posted: November 02 2016
Application Deadline: December 23, 2016
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/09/17 — 05/09/17 (Flexible)

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Have you ever wanted to work at a tech startup? This is an exciting opportunity to spend your fall semester working closely with co-founders and contributing to an exciting startup. Our company will expose our interns to, and develop their skills in, technology, foreign policy and national security, and business.

You can learn more about us on our website at and read more about our launch at

We have a variety of opportunities and are accepting graduate and undergraduate applicants. We may offer interns extensions and/or full-time positions upon graduation.

Launched online in August 2016, Dūcō is a Washington, D.C.-based on demand marketplace of experts who are available to connect with clients around the clock. Dūcō makes it easier, faster, and more cost effective for businesses to connect with experts, gather information, and follow global trends to solve real-world business objectives. Dūcō’s platform allows businesses to quickly find and speak with geopolitical, regulatory, security, and technology innovation experts, who have insights needed to succeed in the global economy.

Our experts have advised the President, led international negotiations, run for political office, worked for the CIA, and many currently serve as distinct professors at top universities. Carefully recruited and vetted, experts have at least a decade of global policy, political, and strategic communications experience in some of the most competitive positions in their field. They are experienced briefers, savvy communicators, resourceful analysts, and deliver immediate insight to our clients. We have access to hundreds of experts and continue to recruit exceptional candidates to serve your global policy needs.

This is an unpaid position. Interns who work in the Washington, D.C. office receive free snacks and beer (if legal). Interns may also receive mentorship on next steps, introductions to other mentors, access to events in Washington, and letters of recommendation. We do not pay for housing or relocation to Washington. A small stipend may be available.

Email your resume, a cover letter, and three short and concise writing samples to Only top candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.


Dūcō’s co-founders are seeking an ambitious, innovative, and self-motivated intern to join our team and contribute to the company’s first few months in operation. This is an exciting role for someone who wants to learn how to start a company and is interested in influencing the mission, business model, marketing strategy, and business development pipeline. The intern will provide support to many aspects of maintaining the company, from tailoring the client pipeline, to updating the website, to advising on expert recruitment strategies.

Projects may entail:
♣ Industry research and analysis.
♣ Creating communication and marketing materials.
♣ Managing and adding to the business pipeline.
♣ Researching funding opportunities.
♣ Developing strategies and pitch decks for potential funders.
♣ Compiling and organizing data on our experts and potential clients.
♣ Recruiting and on-boarding potential experts.
♣ Working directly with experts and future clients.
♣ Ensuring the co-founders are set up for success.
♣ Identifying opportunities.
♣ Completing other administrative and miscellaneous tasks.


We are looking for candidates who are:
♣ Resourceful – figure out how to “get it done” – and learn quickly.
♣ Technologically savvy.
♣ Self-starters who understand the vision and move quickly with little guidance.
♣ Intellectually curious about business, technology, foreign policy, entrepreneurship, marketing, operations, finance and/or leadership development.
♣ Communicate/brief well, both written and verbally.
♣ Attentive to detail.
♣ Interested in seeking opportunities and investment with us in the long-term, which is an option for exceptional interns.

Top candidates will have experience or strong desire to gain experience in:
♣ Business or finance: writing business plans, creating financial models, and developing financial and business strategies for target markets.
♣ Technology/computer science: developing, designing, and/or updating websites or mobile applications.
♣ Database management.
♣ The startup world.


Required - Writing Skills, Detail Orientation, Resourceful

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