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Job Title:  Student Volunteer Intern Spring 2013 - Congressional and Public Affairs
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-800983-Intern

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Friday, December 07, 2012 to Friday, December 21, 2012
Multiple Schedules - Other Student
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Whether you are new to the Federal government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our website at Millennium Challenge Corporation to see the dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation! 

The MCC Student Volunteer Internship Program is recruiting for its Spring 2013 session.  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.





  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be enrolled at least halftime in an accredited degree/diploma program
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background investigation


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DEPARTMENT OF CONGRESSIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Candidates will have an opportunity to assist in a wide-range of duties to help increase public awareness of MCC's mission, goals, and accomplishments. Opportunities are available in the following areas: Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs, and Media Relations.


Congressional Affairs Intern: Interns will assist with managing MCC's relationship with members of the House and Senate, Office of Management and Budget, as well as inter-agency Board representatives. Examples of such duties include attending legislative hearings; managing Hill deliveries; compiling information for Hill stakeholders; managing a digital archive of congressional notifications; maintaining a list of congressional contacts; managing a MCC quotations database; and assisting with various research projects as assigned.

Public Affairs Intern: Interns will contribute to communicating MCC's innovative model of aid effectiveness to targeted audiences in the United States and overseas. This includes assisting in production of MCC materials for public distribution, coordination of agency public events, outreach to traditional and non-traditional media outlets, and interagency collaboration. Responsibilities may include writing and editing public materials and web copy, developing and staffing outreach events with leaders in the development field, preparing press briefings, gathering press clips, and undertaking research projects. Interns will work closely with the Associate Director for Public Engagement, the Associate Director for Press, the Director of Communications, and the Director of Speechwriting and Editorial Services.

New Media:  Interns will assist with managing MCC's visual brand identity worldwide and the MCC public and internal websites.  Examples of such duties include completing assigned projects through collaboration with other team members; acquiring an improved understanding of common media skills including video production, audio production, and non-linear editing; utilizing new media skills to plan, record, and edit multimedia productions, such as videos and podcasts; cataloging digital assets; assisting in managing MCC's social media spaces (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), including posting of updates on MCC's social media spaces; acquiring an improved understanding of common web development languages including HTML, CSS, and PHP; assisting with managing all content on MCC websites using our web-based content management systems, ExpressionEngine and Big Medium; ensuring adherence to established standards for metadata values and making updates as needed; assisting with gathering of analytics data and preparation of web site usage reports; utilizing web design, development, and content skills to draft, manage, and execute the schedule of web features; and preparing print materials for production by a professional printer. Interns will work closely with the Director of Branding and Web Projects, Designer, and Public Affairs Officer.





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Students must meet the following requirements to qualify:


·          Must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited degree/diploma program (unless higher level program is specified)

·          Must be in good academic standing


Must be in good academic standing


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the requirements to apply.  If you meet the requirements, your application/resume will be referred for consideration.


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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.




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

1. Your Résumé

2. A copy of your school transcripts

3. A cover letter identifying which intern position you are applying for

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 21, 2012.

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.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, 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.


A copy of your 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 bring an official copy with you on the first day of your internship.  Transcripts should indicate current semester enrollment and include school name, location, course titles, grades, dates completed, and number of credits earned.

          A cover letter identifying for which intern position you are applying is preferred.


MCC Intern Applications
Phone: (202)521-3600
TDD: 202-772-6810
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Congressional and Public Affairs
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC


Your application will be reviewed and then referred to the MCC Department where internships are located.  If an interview is required, you will be contacted by staff from the MCC Department where the internship is located.


Selected candidates will be required to submit a copy of the MCC Student Volunteer Service Agreement signed by the student and an approver from within the academic institution's career services office.  (This form will be provided by MCC/Human Resources upon selection.)

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