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    Unpaid internships with OPIC are offered year round in Washington, D.C., and can last from 12 weeks to 12 months. Duties vary based on the department and/or office in which the intern is placed. OPIC's Internship Program offers valuable experience that contributes to educational and professional growth, and may be applied in any future employment endeavor, including federal, state and local governments or in the private sector.

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    The Intern will develop an educational curriculum and will coordinate outreach initiatives targeted to K-12 students during Women's History Month (March 2019). The purpose of this engagement is to educate students in the greater Washington DC area on the impact of OPIC's work in support of women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship globally. Assignments include developing project plans and innovative strategies to facilitate OPIC staff to deliver this social awareness campaign.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • US Citizenship is required
    • Must be currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment (at least part-time) in an accredited college or university
    • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
    • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt


    Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Education, Economics, International Relations, Policy, or Public Administration. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required. Applicants must also be a self-starter, work across departmental teams, and can translate complex concepts into simple, succinct and powerful messages.


    Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Education, Economics, International Relations, Policy, or Public Administration.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility under this program. Applications of eligible students will be forwarded to the Department(s) indicated on the letter of interest. A separate application should be submitted for each internship of interest.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this internship, you must submit a complete Application Package to interns@opic.gov with Educational Outreach in the subject line, which includes:

    1. Your Resume
    2. Your Unofficial Transcript
    3. OPIC Internship Letter of Interest (use the form found on https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/careers/developmental-opportunities)

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    How to Apply

    Applicants for the OPIC Unpaid Student Volunteer (Internship) Program must submit a resume, unofficial transcript and a letter of interest to Interns@opic.gov with Educational Outreach in the subject line in order to be considered for placement. Incomplete packages or e-mails without the specific internship program name in the subject line will not be considered.

    Please submit an application for each program of interest.

    Applications are accepted year-round; however, if targeting a specific internship period, OPIC recommends submitting your application by the following dates:

    • Summer - Apply by March 1
    • Fall - Apply by July 1
    • Winter - Apply by November 1
    • Spring - Apply by January 1
    For information on each Internship offered, please see: https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/careers/developmental-opportunities

    Agency contact information

    Recruiter at OPIC


    Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    1100 New York Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20527
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    If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career in the Federal Government, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the place for you. OPIC is the U.S. Government's international development finance institution. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to mobilize private capital to help solve critical development challenges and advance U.S. foreign policy.

    The Office of Management and Administration (DMA) assesses, allocates and directs the internal operational and resource management requirements that enable OPIC to effectively execute its mission. Additionally, we support agency initiatives, including 2X, which mobilizes $1 billion globally to advance gender lens investing which provides women in the developing world access to finance, jobs, and services that enhance economic opportunity. To learn more about 2X, https://2x.opic.gov/.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Overseas Private Investment Corporation, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    If you are selected for an interview for this internship, you will be contacted directly.

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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.

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

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

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512789200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.