Food Security Internship

Washington, D.C
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Food Service, Server
Full Time

As part of the Office of Development Credit (ODC), the mission of the Food Security Unit (FSU) is to mobilize private capital in a broad range of sectors critical to food security (agribusiness, storage & logistics, nutrition, and financial services). The FSU team provides investments and technical assistance directly to private sector companies (including social enterprises) as well as to financial intermediaries, including funds, investment companies and commercial lenders.

As an intern, you may be involved in all stages of project development as part of a project team. Interns also work on tasks in any stage of the origination process for three to six transactions, depending on the number of transactions that a project team is involved in.

Reviewing applications for financing and financial statements; Building or analyzing models of projected project cash flows; Researching various policy issues; Preparing country economic and political risk analyses; Preparing credit reviews of outstanding loans; Collaborating with Investment Officers to present the proposed loan to an approval committee; Working with members of other departments to receive required policy clearances; and Working with a project team to construct term sheets, participate in negotiations on loan agreement terms, or assist in the processing of disbursement requests.


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


Qualifications are identified as undergrad students majoring in a business related field and/or current MBA or master of finance students


You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

See the above-mentioned "Qualifications" section for information on the education requirements for this internship.

Additional information

Internships may be for a duration of 12 weeks to 12 months.