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Job Title:  Student Volunteer Intern Spring 2014 - Department of Policy and Evaluation
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-999210-INTERN

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Friday, November 22, 2013 to Friday, December 06, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Other Student
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Whether you are new to the Federal government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our website at Millennium Challenge Corporation to see the dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.  If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation! 

The MCC Student Volunteer Internship Program is recruiting for its Spring 2014 session.  Internships are provided for students with a desire to work in the international development field and/or public sector and assignments are designed to complement the intern's educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and individual MCC departments.





  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be enrolled at least halftime in an accredited degree/diploma program
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background investigation


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DEPARTMENT OF POLICY & EVALUATION: Candidates will have an opportunity to assist with a wide-range of duties related to policy and program evaluation of MCC countries.


The Policy Research Intern will work with staff in the office of the VP to research, compile and provide analysis on a range of development policy issues related to MCC’s work. Topics could include inclusive growth, aid transparency, country ownership, innovative finance, global poverty, and more.  The Policy Intern will use MCC and external resources to:

1.       Write high quality, policy relevant analyses and talking points, often at short notice.

2.       Summarize current research, evidence, and policy positions.  

3.       Create and organize an online document library, including annotated bibliography entries, facts for use in talking points, etc.

4.       Position requires knowledge of international development, excellent writing and analytical skills, and an ability to translate academic research to inform policymakers.  The position requires an ability to quickly grasp new topics, identify most important sources of research and information, and produce cogent analyses.  Flexibility, humility and sense of humor highly desired.


Interns will provide analytical support for MCC Economists conducting Constraints Analyses (Growth      Diagnostics); provide technical and analytical support to MCC Economists conducting cost-benefit analysis and beneficiary analysis for proposed or re-scoped MCC investments; prepare reports, spreadsheets, data and documentation;  develop other materials including factsheets, guides for use of spreadsheets, and other public communications tools; conduct research and analysis in support of other activities within the Economic Analysis Division and the Department of Policy and Evaluation; and undertake other duties as assigned.


·         Policy & Evaluation Intern:

o   Interns will assist with data documentation of current methods for monitoring and evaluating compact programs; Review M&E business process as it relates to developing the management information system and website reporting (MIS); conduct research and prepare reports on donor involvement in Threshold countries; generating quantitative and qualitative summaries of country policy performance and indicators; preparing country program summaries, performance measurements, and results data for publication and website posting; monitoring and tracking country policy issues and drafting summaries of issue findings; assisting with preparing policy data reports for MCC senior management, Board of Directors, and external stakeholders; creating/maintaining resource libraries; maintaining the 'MCC Effect' database by researching and logging summaries and sources of findings on instances where MCC has been linked with incentives for policy reform in candidate countries; attending internal and external meetings; and other duties as assigned.




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Students must meet the following requirements to qualify:


·          Must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited degree/diploma program (unless higher level program is specified)

·          Must be in good academic standing


Must be a US Citizen


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the requirements to apply.  If you meet the requirements, your application/resume will be referred for consideration.


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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.




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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. A copy of your school transcripts

3. A cover letter identifying the intern position for which you are applying.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 06, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


A copy of your school transcripts must accompany your resume at the time of submission.  THIS IS REQUIRED OF ALL INTERNS.  Failure to do so will result in an automatic disqualification.  Unofficial transcripts may be submitted; however, if you are selected for placement, you will be required to bring an official copy with you on the first day of your internship.  Transcripts should indicate current semester enrollment and include school name, location, course titles, grades, dates completed, and number of credits earned.

          A cover letter identifying for which intern position you are applying is required.


MCC Intern Applications
Phone: (202)521-3600
TDD: 202-772-6810
Agency Information:
MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation
875 - 15th St NW
Washington, DC


Your application will be reviewed and then referred to the MCC Department where internships are located.  If an interview is required, you will be contacted by staff from the MCC Department where the internship is located.


Selected candidates will be required to submit a copy of the MCC Student Volunteer Service Agreement signed by the student and an approver from within the academic institution's career services office.  (This form will be provided by MCC/Human Resources upon selection.)

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