Research and Proposal Coordinator Internship

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Government Programs

Type: Internship to Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Metabiota is recruiting for an exceptional Research and Proposal Coordinator Intern to be based in its San Francisco headquarters. The role has the possibility of developing into a full time paid position, or placement on an upcoming project. 


Your Work

We develop new ways to measure epidemic and pandemic risk and to understand its impact on societies and economies. Your work will have direct public health and business implications and will help to conceptualize and shape risk transfer solutions and analytical tools.

Who you are

You are energetic, an outside the box thinker with experience in public health and/or public policy. The trickier the problem, the more excited you get. You love to innovate, transform, and build, and to apply your skills towards solving real-world problems.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Drive proposal process for federal business opportunities
  • Daily search for business opportunities on various sites, for DOD and non-DOD contracts around defined criteria including existing partners and locations, customers, and agencies
  • Develop proposal plan to deliver responsive and fully compliant proposals.
  • Support scheduling proposal meetings and assigning proposal tasks to different departments within the organization.
  • Communicate content and project proposal timeframe with project managers
  • Meet to review internal strengths and areas for improvement for the proposal process.
  • Update Internal Proposal Artifacts (including, but not limited to best practices, SOPs, and templates).
  • Work with the other research staff to prepare research reports, presentations, manuscripts and other technical materials such as journal articles, research manuals, bibliographies, etc.
  • You have:
  • Degree in public health or social science related field (public policy, economics, political science, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Degree in public health or social science related field  
  • Field experience and familiarity with rural tropical regions in the developing world (Preferred)
  • Working knowledge of human subject institutional review board procedures and requirements (Preferred)
  • Ability to apply critical analyses to evaluate problems and the development of effective solutions
  • Skill in writing clear, well-organized and grammatically correct documentation, memos, letters, etc.
  • Oral communication skills to convey information concisely, accurately and in a diplomatic effective manner
  • Strong organizational, management, financial, and communications skills
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Word, Excel
  • Who We Are and What We Do:
  • Metabiota is the pioneer in comprehensive risk analytics that help to protect global health. We make the world more resilient to epidemics. Built on a strong foundation of scientific expertise, including a worldwide network of on-the-ground experts, Metabiota delivers actionable, data-driven analytics to help countries and corporations mitigate complex health, defense and preparedness issues. With a strategic global presence and sustained partnerships, Metabiota’s agile approach helps identify, analyze and transfer the risk associated with biological threats. We are the first mover in a massively underserved market for quantifying epidemic risk. The company’s international footprint includes operations and offices in the United States, Canada, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Laos and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information, visit
Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!*