Job Title:NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Office of Accountability)
Agency:Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Job Announcement Number:OPIC-INTER-2014-0005
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Friday, November 15, 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:
|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).|
About the Agency
Office of Accountability
The Office of Accountability is an independent office within OPIC that addresses concerns, complaints or conflicts about environmental or social issues that may arise around OPIC-supported projects. The Office provides project-affected communities, project sponsors, and project workers an opportunity to have such concerns independently reviewed and addressed.
The Office offers two types of services: It can work with the parties to a conflict to help resolve it (available to both project-affected parties and OPIC clients). The Office can also conduct an investigation about how OPIC applied its relevant policies to the OPIC-supported project (available to project-affected parties, as well as OPIC’s Board and President). The Office is mandated to provide these services upon request in a manner that is accessible, fair, objective, and transparent. In providing its services, the Office complements OPIC’s mission as a financial institution that promotes environmentally and socially-sustainable development.
- 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:Back to top
The intern will substantively support the activities of OPIC's Office of Accountability in strengthening the environmental and social sustainability of OPIC transactions through problem-solving processes, compliance reviews, outreach, and advisory services.
He or she must possess excellent skills in research, written and oral communication (including writing for lay audiences and report editing), MS office software, self-organization and attention to detail. Candidates should ideally demonstrate familiarity with environmental, human rights, and labor rights issues in developing countries; dispute resolution processes; and the role of development finance agencies in stimulating international private investment. The intern should also have some knowledge of the U. S. foreign policy structure, international development, and foreign direct investment.
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.
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 are 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 and a cover letter must accompany your resume. Writing samples will be required for interview. 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.