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Technical Assistance Intern

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

This internship offers students the opportunity to apply their training in the areas of international development and grant management, combining both private and public sector interests. Interns will support the Technical Assistance (TA) team in the due diligence, execution and monitoring of TA grants that support DFC transactions. Responsibilities include reviewing TA proposals and budgets, researching various policy issues and development challenges in emerging markets, collaborating with DFC business lines, clients and other stakeholders in the evaluation of TA activities, preparing documentation to support the approval of proposed TA activities, reviewing deliverables of TA activities, supporting the monitoring and evaluation of TA activities, and performing other tasks for the team as needed. Interns work on tasks in any stage of the due diligence process for three to six TA activities, depending on the number of proposals that the TA team is involved in. Internship participants will also have the opportunity to learn about transactions across a wide variety of DFC's product lines.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • Must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in an accredited college or university
  • U.S. Citizenship is required


Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a full- or part-time accredited advanced degree program (e.g. Master's, Juris Doctor, Ph.D.) in good academic standing, concentrating in: Business, International Affairs/Development, Economics, or Finance. Strong written, research and oral communication skills are required.

Desired Skills: Previous experience within an organization that manages grants or performs technical assistance projects in emerging markets is highly desired. Individuals with initiative and the ability to work independently are preferred. A one-page writing sample will be required for interview.


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.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Stipulations of Employment :

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide 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 E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies 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.

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