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    Summary

    The MCC Department of Compact Operations is recruiting for the Fall 2018 Academic Year Student Volunteer Internship Program. Internships are provided for students with a desire to work in the international development field and/or public sector and assignments are designed to complement the intern's educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and individual MCC departments. Internships start in September and end in December.

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    Responsibilities

    As a student volunteer intern, you will have an opportunity to:

    • Compile profile of Lesotho circa 2008 (part of our compact development work/advocacy has been to show how the HIV epidemic has changed over the last decade - especially in relation to Lesotho Compact 1 that was designed 10 years ago)
    • Develop in-depth profiles on districts in Timor Leste that MCC will be focusing on (specific districts to be determined). Sort of "life factsheets/highlights."
    • Create a catalogue of research in Timor Leste (to be determined by HCD and the MCC T-L Country Team), including conducting interviews and transcribing, to capture and incorporate real time learning. The result would be a Literature Review/Desk Review that includes government, donor and academic work in T-L.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0099 General Student Trainee

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US citizenship required
    • Must be able to successfully complete a background investigation

    Qualifications

    Students must meet the following requirements to qualify:
    1. Must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited degree/diploma program (unless higher level program is specified)
    2. Must be in good academic standing
    Desirable skills: research, writing, interviewing; health background a plus

    Education

    Additional information

    All internships are NON-PAID. The student is considered a volunteer and is not entitled to compensation or overtime during any portion of this assignment. However, a transportation benefit may be provided depending on availability of funds.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you have submitted all of the required documents (see Required Documents Section) and meet the requirements to apply. If you meet the requirements, your application/resume will be referred for consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    1. Candidates MUST use USAJOBS-formatted resume using Resume Builder to apply to this position and to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. For tips on preparing your resume see: (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/).
    2. A copy of your current school transcripts must accompany your resume at the time of submission. THIS IS REQUIRED OF ALL INTERNS. Failure to do so will result in an automatic disqualification. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted; however, if you are selected for placement, you will be required to submit an official copy to initiate the security clearance process. Transcripts should indicate current semester enrollment and include school name, location, course titles, grades, dates completed, and number of credits earned.
    3. A cover letter identifying for which intern position you are applying.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. a USAJOBS-formatted resume using Resume Builder to apply to this position and to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. For tips on preparing your resume see: (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/).
    2. A copy of your current school transcripts
    3. A cover letter identifying the intern position for which you are applying.
    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/21/2018.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan.

    If you cannot apply online:
    1. 1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    Agency contact information

    MCC HR-Applications

    Address

    Department of Compact Operations - DCO
    1099 14th St, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    US
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    If you are looking to be a part of a dynamic team environment then MCC is the place for you! Visit our Website at http://www.mcc.gov to see the life changing projects our staffs are undertaking. MCC's mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth.

    Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC's values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.

    This position is located in the Department of Compact Operations (DCO). Within DCO, the Sector Operations Division is responsible for the development and oversight of MCC's agriculture, land, and human and community development investments, procurement and fiscal accountability oversight of compact programs, gender integration and social inclusion, and contracts support to the Department of Compact Operations.

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    Next steps

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you have submitted all of the required documents (see Required Documents Section) and meet the requirements to apply. If you meet the requirements, your application/resume will be referred for consideration.

    Interviews are at the discretion of the selecting official. If chosen for an interview, you will be contacted by the selecting official. You will receive notification of the outcome through your USAJOBS account.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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