Economic Analysis Internship

Washington, D.C
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Full Time

As an Economic Analysis Summer Intern, students will have the opportunity to apply their training in development and trade economics as well as international finance, combining both private and public sector interests. Interns will perform market research and analyze the economic effects of potential investments in emerging markets. Additional responsibilities include researching unique international development challenges, assessing economic risks, and performing other tasks for the Economic Risk Assessment Division as needed. The Economic Risk Assessment Division specifically assesses country markets, the development impact of DFC's portfolio, and potential effect of projects on the U.S. economy. Interns will be assigned special projects such as in-depth research on particular countries and regions or sectors of industry. Internship participants will have the opportunity to learn about transactions across a wide variety of DFC's product lines.

This is a summer internship that will last approximately 12 weeks. Interns are expected to be available to work up to 40 hours per week.


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 enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited institution pursuing a master's program studying economics, finance, international relations, international development, public policy, or other related subjects. MBA students should have demonstrated skills or a concentration in economics. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required. Strong written, research and oral communication skills are required.


Applicants must be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or master's program studying economics, finance, international relations, development policy, or other related subjects.

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: