Office of Equity and Investment Funds Internship

Washington, D.C
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time

The Office of Equity and Investment Funds (OEIF) addresses the dearth of risk capital in emerging and frontier markets by providing direct equity financing to companies or financing to private equity and other fund vehicles investing in developing economies. DFC seeks to help profit-oriented enterprises in the emerging markets access risk capital, management guidance, and financial expertise by supporting private enterprise and fund managers.

Interns perform a variety of tasks, including:
  • Analyzing and reviewing materials on venture capital/private equity funds and companies;
  • Designing and modifying financial models;
  • Preparing written reports on portfolio investment funds and companies;
  • Researching new financial structures and investment vehicles;
  • Assisting with research and analysis for the DFC General Call for Proposals;
Interns may also complete a strategic research project focusing on the following within the realm of emerging markets private equity:
  • Performance of funds and market trends in specific regions and countries;
  • Analysis of DFC's private equity portfolio; and
  • Assessment of investment strategies.
Projects will culminate in a presentation and written output, incorporating intern's original findings and recommendations. Interns are expected to take the initiative and play a substantive role in defining the parameters of research alongside the direction of the supervisor.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment (at least part-time) in an accredited college or university
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt


Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a degree (minimum of 60 credit hours) in Business, Economics and Finance, or be enrolled in an MBA program. Previous experience in investment banking, private equity, accounting, or finance with exposure in financial modeling, research and communication skills is highly desired. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required.


Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program. The ideal candidate should have a graduate level academic concentration in business, international affairs/development, economics, or finance.

Additional information

Stipulations of Employment:

To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. DFC may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.