Tech startup internship

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Duco Advisors
2920 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Posted: April 14 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 2 Full-time, Unpaid

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Have you ever wanted to work at a tech startup? We are looking for interns who want to make a substantial difference to a mission and company as it takes off.

This is an exciting opportunity to spend your summer in Washington, D.C. working closely with cofounders and contributing to a team launching an exciting company. 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:

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

Intern (alternative title to be selected upon hire)

Washington, D.C.

Interns receive a $125 weekly stipend to cover transportation and lunch. Interns receive free snacks and beer (if legal) all summer. Interns will 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.

Company Overview
Launching online in June 2016, Dūcō is a Washington, D.C.-based on demand marketplace of experts who are available to connect with clients around the clock. Through our online platform, tell us what you need, or browse our experts yourself, and receive an immediate virtual introduction.

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.

Job description
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 on almost all aspects launching the company, from tailoring the client pipeline, to updating the website, to advising on expert recruitment strategies.

To apply
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.


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.

It will be fun. It will be hard.


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.

Time commitment
All of our summer interns will report to our office in Washington, D.C. and work full-time, approximately 40 hours a week. Interns can occasionally work remotely. Interns may also need to attend events and meetings in Washington. The internship will last three to four months. We can work with the intern to ensure she/he receives academic credit if that is an option at the intern’s institution. The intern is responsible for ensuring all of the requirements are met for school credit. We may offer internship extensions or fulltime job offers to outstanding interns.

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