Job Title:NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Socially Responsible Investment Finance)
Agency:Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Job Announcement Number:OPIC-INTER-2014-0002
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to
Tuesday, April 15, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time or part-time -
1 year or less|
|MANY vacancies -
Washington DC, DC 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.|
About the Agency
Finance internships are available in two related departments: Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Structured Finance (SF). Small and Medium Enterprises 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, while Structured Finance provides larger, long-term loans to finance large infrastructure projects.
There are two groups in SME Finace with specialized functions; the Enterprise Development Network (“EDN”) and SRI Finance. These groups reach out worldwide to connects SMEs and Socially Responsible Finance and Impact Investing, respectively.
In either department, interns serve as junior financial analysts and can be involved in all stages of project development as part of a project team. Interns may 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 and work with Investment Officers to review and monitor financial transactions.
- 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
DUTIES:Back to top
As an intern you will assist with the development of and execution of SRI Finance which is a cross product specialty group in the new, emerging field of socially responsible investing. Socially Responsible Investment Finance is a specialty group offering customized finance, fund and insurance products to the education, information, communications and technology (ICT), health, water and sanitation sectors. It provides direct and indirect support projects, whether through direct origination or linkages created or assisted by OPIC through consultation, education and outreach. By providing debt financing, OPIC assists to jump start or expand endeavors undertaken by philanthropic investors. Additional financial leverage for scarce capital can bring projects to scale with equipment, facilities, and/or working capital to reach the critical mass necessary to produce predictable and sustainable cash flow for the future, thereby empowering people in developing countries to build better futures.
SRI Finance works closely with the Enterprise Development Network (EDN). EDN is a strategic alliance between OPIC and the private sector designed to identify and fund developmental, creditworthy investment projects in emerging markets. The SRI intern will coordinate with the EDN intern assisting in all aspects of developing EDN including gathering information, writing research papers, modeling financial information, communicating with private and public firms, and processing deals. The intern will be exposed to various stages of project development and a broad range of issues related to OPIC's credit approval process and strategic planning. Interns serve as junior financial analysts and can be involved in all stages of project development as part of a Project Team. Interns may 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 and work with Investment Officers to review and monitor problem accounts.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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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BENEFITS:Back to top
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 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
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.
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. 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:
|Once your completed application is received, candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION: Go to my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, and log in. Click on 'Application Status' to view the status of your online job applications. Find the job application you would like to check. If it does not display, click on the 'View All Applications' link. For the application of interest, click on the 'More Information' link under the 'Application Status' column. The Application Detail page will display containing information about your application. Click the envelope icon under the 'Email Me A Copy' column to email yourself a copy of your resume and on line assessment responses. TO SIGN UP FOR APPLICATION STATUS UPDATES VIA EMAIL: USAJOBS has added an automatic email notification option for you to receive application status updates. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made - please provide sufficient time after the job closes to receive notifications to view your updated status codes.
To activate the proactive notification emails from your USAJOBS profile: - Access my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login click on My Account and log in - Click on Application Status and click the 'Notification Settings' link located below your displayed applications - Select your notification preference and click 'Submit' (you may also select to unsubscribe) These alerts will automatically notify you that your status has changed and remind you to check your USAJOBS profile for the specifics.