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.
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.