Business Development Coordinator (Intern)


Who Are We?

  • Our Mission: Increase government transparency to connect and empower. We're building the first "gateway" that helps businesses and individuals make sense of messy government data.
  • Why: Corporations, lobbyists, non-profits, and individuals alike are still using spreadsheets and archaic government websites to understand how bills impact their industry. They deserve a 21st century tool that streamlines how we make sense of pending legislation, and enables a more transparent and accessible lobbying process.
  • Investors: $2.6M+ pre-seed led by WndrCo, Motivate Venture Capital, Amplify.LA, StageVP, Jarl Mohn (Founder of E! & Former CEO of MTV & NPR), Nick Allen (Founding Product Designer at Snapchat), and Hon. Tony Coelho (Former Congressman, US House Majority Whip, & Primary Sponsor of American Disabilities Act.
  • Customers: Include the California State Library, Bay Area Council, California Business Roundtable, Los Angeles County Business Federation, California News Publishers Association, and Joby Aviation.
  • Team: Passionate and hungry (both literally and figuratively), looking to build cool stuff to benefit everyone!
  • Where: We’re based in Sacramento, CA; a 10 min walk from the State Capitol!
  • Hybrid: We are mostly remote. If based in Sacramento, or Los Angeles, you will have the option of working in-person 1 - 3 times a week.


We are seeking a passionate and talented Business Development Intern with a positive attitude, and drive to re-imagine the intersection between tech and government. Your role will constantly evolve, and you will have the opportunity to play a large role in business strategy, sales, fundraising, and furthering Abstract’s overall growth.

  • Become Abstract’s most knowledgeable CRM & lead-list  guru.
  • Actively search for new prospect opportunities, and derive insights on external meetings set with Abstract’s growth team.
  • Schedule & manage  meetings with the growth team, customers, and other members of Abstract as needed.
  • Influence Abstract’s sales, and overall growth strategy, to scale top-of-funnel prospects month-over-month.  
  • Report directly to the CEO (Chief Executive Officer), collaborating closely on growth & fundraising initiatives.
  • Work closely with Abstract’s Head of BD & Sales for sales-side of growth.
  • Willing to grow and evolve in your role, contributing to multiple departments as needs arise.

Your Background

  • Experience: 0-2+ years of experience in business strategy, operations, and/or sales-facing roles, preferably with a lobbying/political, or technical software background.
  • Communication: You understand tricky topics, both in writing and in person. You communicate clearly and with precision.
  • Fast Learner: You quickly learn new concepts, and you easily pick up new skills.
  • Attention to Detail: You exercise astonishing attention for detail in everything that you do.
  • Inquisitive: You are curious about how to optimize internal processes, to continually improve outcomes.
  • Determination: You love challenges, and persist when problems become complex.
  • Self-motivated: You are driven, and able to work in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous work environment.
  • Efficient: You move quickly and effectively, and always find ways to achieve more.
  • Passionate: You’re passionate about politics and/or government. 🇺🇲

Bonus Points

  • Well versed in California legislative processes - comes from a  lobbying and/or advocacy background.
  • Experience with sales software such as CRMs, email drip tools, etc…
  • Top notch emailing skills, calendar scheduling, and overall responsiveness.
  • Enjoys good food 🧑‍🍳


  • Hourly pay of $20 USD/hour with average of 40 hours of work per week.
  • Work is not to exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation will last for the duration of the predetermined period of work (i.e. between "Expected Start Date" and "Expected End Date").

Perks and Benefits

Autonomy 🚀

  • Full autonomy in a high-growth startup.
  • Work with  a small tight-knit team, passionate about making government more transparent and accessible via thoughtful design that is relied on by countless organizations for their daily work.

Generous Time Off 🏝

  • Unlimited PTO & Sick Leave
  • Paid Federal Holidays + Election Day 🇺🇲

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We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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