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Job Title:Student Volunteer Intern Summer 2013 - Department of Compact Operations

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-85023-INTERN

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ZZ-0099-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Other Student

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Summer 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.

 

 


 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

DUTIES:

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DEPARTMENT OF COMPACT OPERATIONS : Candidates will have an opportunity to assist with a wide-range of duties related to MCC country compact development and phases of implementation and program operations.

COMPACT OPERATIONS INTERN: This summer there are internship opportunities with the M&E Team, the Infrastructure Team, the Agriculture and Land Team, the Social and Gender Assessment Team, and the Financial Services Team. Examples of projects that an intern might carry out include assisting with conducting research and data analyses in the areas of project design and framework monitoring; conducting research on credit trends, development investment funds, and micro finance products; conducting research on worldwide trends in infrastructure project development, best practices and impacts aswell as related institutional arrangements; assisting with data documentation of current methods for monitoring and evaluating compact programs; gathering comparative financial data; budget reporting and spreadsheet manipulation;drafting/reviewing scopes of work; creating/maintaining resource libraries;attending internal and external meetings; technical analysis of MCC agriculture projects to develop public and internal reports including Lessons Learned, cost analyses and comparisons with other donors and the body of scholarly research;background research as needed to support Agriculture project leads during Compact Development and Compact Implementation; organization of key Agriculture Project documents into a more efficient document management system; develop procedures for internal lessons-learned documentation based on comparable efforts from other development institutions; enhance online collaboration and knowledge sharing tool for compact closure; research and document comparison of specific compact closure practices in compacts closed through 2011; identify specific requirements for updating/modification of MCC guidelines for compact closure; and other duties as assigned.

EHCD INTERN:  The Intern will assist the Education, Health and Community Development (EHCD) technical unit and the Human and Community Development (HCD) Practice Group with literature reviews, program analysis, and knowledge management on human development related MCC investments, strategies, best practices and lessons learned. Examples oft asks that an intern might carry out include:

            ·          Assisting with conducting research to build a database of sector and economic literature supporting the justification of education, health, and community development projects. Familiarity with and ability to interpret economic research is a plus;

            ·          Supporting the organization of a human and community development learning event/conference;

            ·          Helping to organize a brown bag presentation for MCC staff with an outside organization;and

            ·          Becoming familiar with EHCD country team projects and supporting EHCD with their country responsibilities .

WATER INTERN:  The Intern will assist the Water Practice Group with program analysis, partnerships and knowledge management on MCC water related investments, strategy, best practices and lessons learned which will help MCC its comparative advantage as a donor in the water sector.  Examples of projects that an intern might carry out include:

            ·       Assisting with conducting research and data analyses in the areas of project design and framework    monitoring;

            ·       Conducting research on water and sanitation infrastructure access trends;

            ·       Supporting socio-economic and environmental impact assessments related to the access to water and sanitation infrastructure;

            ·       Documenting best practices and impacts related to institutional arrangements;

            ·       Assisting with data documentation of current methods for monitoring and evaluating compact programs;

            ·       Gathering comparative financial data, budget reporting spreadsheet manipulation;

            ·       Supporting  the organization of speaking events and discussion forums on the water sector;

            ·       Provide technical analysis of MCC water supply and sanitation projects to develop public and internal reports including lessons learned, cost analyses and comparisons with other donors and the body of scholarly research;

            ·       Background research as needed to support water supply and sanitation project leads during Compact Development and Compact Implementation including updates to MCC due diligence requirements; and,

            ·       Support for MCC partnership creation in the water sector.

Applicants must be graduate students in good academic standing with academic training and previous experience working in the water sector.  Experience working in a developing country is preferred.

ESA INTERN :  The Intern will assist the ESA Practice Group with program analysis and knowledge management on MCC related investments, best practices and lessons learned.  Examples of projects that an intern might carry out include:

            ·       Assisting with conducting research and data analyses in the areas of project design and framework monitoring;

            ·       Researching, documenting and organizing best practices on environment and social assessment methods including tools related to the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and other tasks to support the ESA Practice Group.

            ·       Supporting socio-economic and environmental impact assessments related compact development and implementation; and,

                   Support the preparation for speaking events, discussion forums and training events including the 2012 ESA College and brown bag forums.

Applicants must be graduate students in good academic standing with academic training.  Experience working in a developing country is preferred. 

SGA INTERN: The Intern will assist the SGA Practice Group with research and data analysis, knowledge management, and Compact development. Examples of projects that the intern may carry out include:

            ·          Conduct a literature review of social inequality constraints to poverty reduction and growth in new Compact countries which include Liberia, Niger, Morocco, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, and provide other support to the Compact development process, as requested by the SGA Team.

            ·          Support communications and outreach activities, including preparation for any events or forums, research and writing of success stories and project examples.

            ·          Support other SGA Team priorities, such as preparation of training materials or team country responsibilities.

Applicants be graduate students in good academic standing with a demonstrated interest and background working on social and gender issues. Experience working a developing country is preferred. 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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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.



OTHER INFORMATION:

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

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
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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 required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MCC Intern Applications
Phone: (202)521-3600
TDD: 202-772-6810
Email: INTERNAPPLICATIONS@MCC.GOV
Agency Information:
MCC Department of Compact Operations
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

MCC-85023-INTERN

Control Number:

339559700