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Job Title:NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Structured Finance & Small and Medium Enterprise Finance)

Agency:Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Job Announcement Number:OPIC-INTER-2014-0001

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 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time or part-time - 1 year or less

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Students who are U.S. Citizens and are enrolled or accepted for enrollment (at least part-time) in a relevant degree program (Graduate or higher).

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Finance Department – Project Finance
OPIC Finance reviews loan proposals that range from $500,000 to $400,000,000 to projects located in over 140 countries that OPIC is open in and that are in a wide variety of industries including power, oil and gas, transportation, financial services, agriculture, and manufacturing. 

The Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Department (SMEF) supports American investment abroad by providing long-term small to medium size loans to small and middle market clients in a wide variety of projects.

Structured Finance Department (SF) provides larger, long-term loans to finance large infrastructure projects and large financial services projects. Structured Finance teams work on infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas, financial services and a wide variety of other industries.
 
As a Student Intern, you will be assigned to the SMEF or SF Department and will perform work that supports: renewable energy, Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative, housing, microfinance and impact investing, infrastructure etc. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • NON-PAID Student Opportunity
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

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As an intern, you will:

  • Serve as junior financial analysts and may be involved in all stages of project development as part of a project team.
  • Work on tasks in any of the stages of the origination process and will likely work on from three to six transactions depending on the number of transactions that an officer is involved in. 
  • Review applications for financing and financial statements, build or analyze models of projected project cash flows, research various policy issues, prepare country economic and political risk analyses, prepare credit reviews of outstanding loans, work with Investment Officers to present the proposed loan to an approval committee, work with members of other departments to receive required policy clearances, work with a project team to construct terms sheets, participate in negotiations on loan agreement terms, or assist in the processing of disbursement requests. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must be student seeking A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Master of Science in Foreign Service, International Affairs, Masters of Arts in International Relations and International Economics.  Relevant work experience is preferred.


All students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student (Graduated level or higher), taking at least a half-time academic course load.
Preferred studies/degrees: Business Administration, Foreign Service, International Affairs, International Relations and International Economics.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Department Intern Coordinators receive all applications of qualified students to review, conduct interviews, and make selections. OPIC cannot pay travel expenses.  Therefore, face-to-face interviews are not required.  Interviews may be conducted by phone.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

Students must be willing and able to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C. to carry out the Internship. All qualified students 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.
 
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. 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:

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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 my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job related qualifications.

Transcript - unofficial transcript will be accepted at the time of application.
 
Cover Letter - Any written format of your choice to summarize your qualifications and interest in this internship opportunity. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nakia Crosby
Phone: 202-336-8529
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: Nakia.Crosby@opic.gov
Agency Information:
OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
1100 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20527
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After review of your application package, you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official/Department Intern Coordinator, if determined qualified.  If further evaluation or interview is required, you will be contacted.

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Job Announcement Number:

OPIC-INTER-2014-0001

Control Number:

354926400