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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Economic Impact Analysis)

Agency:Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Job Announcement Number:OPIC-INTER-2014-0020

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 20, 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).

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Office of Investment Policy (OIP) 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.

The Economic Impact Analysis Group internship involves working with staff economists to manage and develop summaries of data collected by OIP.  We are seeking someone with an interest in international development or international economics who has a strong background in quantitative analysis, such as statistics and/or econometrics.  Experience with Excel and/or Access is desired.
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. 

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:

  • Perform research and analyze the impact of potential investments in emerging markets and the U.S. economy.
  • Assess socio-economic development impacts of proposed investments.
  • Conduct special projects such as in-depth research on particular countries and regions, or sectors of industry.
  • Perform industry analyses on U.S. industries, examining production, consumption, employment and trade trends. 
  • Provide assistance in monitoring & evaluation of active projects.
  • Provide assistance in establishing risk measurement methodologies with respect to regional, country, and sectoral concentrations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must be student seeking A Master’s degree in Economics, Economic Development, Environmental Studies, Trade Policy, International Economics or a related field.  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:  Ideal candidates include students with strong interest in development economics, international economics and trade policy as well as Environmental Studies.
Individuals with initiative and ability to work independently are highly desired.
 

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:

Muriel Thomas
Phone: 202-408-6301
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: Muriel.Thomas@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-2014-0020

Control Number:

355896300