Job Title: NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Summer 2013)Job Announcement Number: OPIC-INTER-2013-0002
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to
Friday, March 29, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time or part-time -
Temporary, not to exceed 12 weeks
MANY vacancies -
Washington, DC, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment (at least half-time) in a relevant college degree program (diploma, certificate, etc.) either at the graduate or undergraduate level at the time the internship would be served. Full-time enrollment is required when positions are paid.
OPIC is the U.S. Government's development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. OPIC projects have generated $74 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 275,000 American jobs.
Applications for this position are being processed through the OPIC Internship website, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process for General Internship vacancies.
- Must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- NON-PAID Student Opportunity
DUTIES:Back to top
Internships are provided for students with a desire to work on projects that provide significant benefits to the social and economic development of developing nations and emerging economies throughout the world. Volunteer internships are available in OPIC's Office of the President, Insurance Department, Finance Department, Investment Funds Department, Office of Investment Policy, Office of External Affairs, and various sections of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Legal internships are offered by OPIC's Department of Legal Affairs. Tasks will primarily consist of conducting research and applying analytical and evaluative methods to produce factual reports and other forms of official correspondence and materials for OPIC senior leadership and the public; proofing and editing; tracking deadlines and action items; attending meetings and preparing summary notes for distribution; and staffing agency events.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
SUBMIT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). Transcripts may be required if you are selected for an internship. You will be required to bring an official copy with you on the first day of your internship. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment (at least half-time) in a relevant college degree program (diploma, certificate, etc.) either at the graduate or undergraduate level at the time the internship would be served. Full-time enrollment is required when positions are paid.
Must be a U.S. citizen Must be currently enrolled in a full or part-time accredited degree/diploma program Must be in good academic standing
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants may select and prioritize the positions for which they wish to be considered; thus, choosing their own routing path through the selection process. Applications are routed electronically to department coordinators to review, conduct interviews and make selections. When an application moves through all of the applicant's designated departments without being selected, it is forwarded to a general queue where all department coordinators may review the application. This affords applicants the maximum opportunity to secure an OPIC internship. Because OPIC cannot pay travel expenses, face-to-face interviews are not required; interviews are conducted by phone.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
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. The volunteer is subject to the federal statutory and regulatory provisions that govern ethical and other standards of conduct, conflicts of interest, suitability, security, and limitations on political activity. The Federal Tort Claims Act and any other federal tort liability statute shall apply to the volunteer. The rules and policies that govern the internal operation and management of OPIC are applicable to the volunteer.
The Federal Government gives strong priority to hiring United States citizens and nationals, however, students on a F-1 visa who are citizens of an allied country may apply for unpaid internships with OPIC as part of their optional practical training. Students must be willing and able to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C. GENERAL INFORMATION All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. OPIC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities (including disable veterans in receipt of compensation at the rate of 30% or more) and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT OPIC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement. Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact the Human Resources Office via the TTY (TDD) number that is listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/ASCII) or http://www.frso.us/index.jsp, or their state or local relay service. All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned. All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Periodically, the Office of Personnel Management conducts applicant satisfaction surveys. If you are selected to participate, we encourage you to provide feedback. It will assist both OPM and OPIC in making the online application process better. Thank You
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications for this position are being processed through the OPIC Internship website, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process for General Internship vacancies. http://www.OPIC.gov/jobs/internship. If you experience any difficulties with the application site, help is available! If you have problems completing your on-line application, contact Yolanda Seward at 202 336-8523. If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Office listed on the vacancy.
Supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, SF-15, college transcripts, etc.) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org BY THE CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Resume must clearly state your experience as related to the position. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc. Only send documentations requested/required and that directly supports your qualifications for the position.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Upon submission, applicants are sent an email acknowledging receipt of their application. Applicants are also emailed each time their application moves to another department for review. Additionally, applicants will be notified via email if non-selected. Because OPIC cannot pay travel expenses, face-to-face interviews are not required. Interviews are conducted by phone. Once a selection is made the Intern Program Coordinator makes an official offer (via email or telephone) and also sends a formal written offer to the selected Intern. The selection process is ongoing; therefore, candidates are selected throughout the application period. STUDENT SERVICE AGREEMENT. Selected candidates will be required to submit a copy of the OPIC Student Volunteer Service Agreement signed by the student and an approver from within the academic institution's career services office.