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Job Title:  NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Economic Impact Analysis)
Agency:  Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  OPIC-INTER-2013-0011

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 / Per Year
Monday, August 05, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Full-Time or part-time - 1 year or less
MANY vacancies - Washington DC, DC   View Map
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.

Office of Investment Policy
The Office of Investment Policy analyzes proposed investment projects to ensure their eligibility for OPIC assistance with regard to the agency's policies on worker rights and environmental standards, employment and development and market effects; performs risk analyses and portfolio analyses; and monitors existing projects to assure continued adherence to contractual provisions and statutory requirements.
Intern duties may include providing assistance in establishing global risk measurement and management methodologies with respect to regional, country, sector and customer concentrations; reviewing portfolio models and determining their applicability to OPIC; conduct research on public policy issues as they apply to OPIC; or perform research and analyses on the impact of potential investments on emerging markets and project host countries with regard to developmental effects, environmental, and worker safety and rights issues, etc.


  • Must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • NON-PAID Student Opportunity
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation


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This internship offers students the opportunity to apply their graduate training in the areas of development and trade economics as well as international finance, combining both private and public sector interests.   Interns perform research and analyze the impact of potential investments in emerging markets and the U.S. economy. Interns will assess socio-economic development impacts of proposed investments. Interns will be assigned special projects such as in-depth research on particular countries and regions, or sectors of industry.

Interns perform research and conduct analysis of projects on host country, developmental effects, environmental, and workers safety issues. Interns will analyze developmental issues and environmental conditions included in OPIC's developmental and environmental assessments. OPIC projects range from natural resource industries, to manufacturing, mining, power generation, and tourism development.

Ideal candidates include students with strong interest in development economics and trade policy as well as Environmental Studies. Individuals with initiative and ability to work independently are highly recommended.


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SUBMIT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). Transcripts will 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.

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.



Department coordinators receive all applications to review, conduct interviews and make selections.  Because OPIC cannot pay travel expenses, face-to-face interviews are not required; interviews may be conducted by phone.

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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. 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 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, 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


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Before applying, read the entire vacancy announcement and ensure you are comfortable with the requirements.  If you are a new user to the USAJOBS site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account by clicking on the following link Once you have gathered all of the required information and are ready to begin the application process, click the button "Apply online" at the bottom of the page. You will then be directed away from USAJobs to the OPIC Enterprise systems application site. Once you have reached Enterprise, you will be prompted to enter (or update) your contact information on file with us. You can then begin answering the questions in the application. When you are done with all of the questions on a single page, click "Next" and proceed to the next page. If you experience any difficulties with the Enterprise application site, or you do not have access to a computer or the Internet to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed on the vacancy.


Supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, SF-15, college transcripts, etc.) should be included with your resume package. Resume must clearly state your experience as related to the position and a writing sample must accompany your resume. 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.


Yolanda Seward
Phone: 202-336-8523
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
1100 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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