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Legislative Affairs Student Intern

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

The position will support the Legislative Affairs team, which is part of DFC's The Office of External Affairs (OEA). OEA is the public affairs, communications, and Congressional and interagency liaison arm of DFC. The office manages all aspects of external outreach to various audiences, such as:- Issuing press releases and media advisories; - Publishing all printed materials (e.g. brochures, newsletters, and annual reports);- Managing OPIC's web and social media platforms;- Arranging investment- and foreign policy-related events such as seminars, conferences, and receptions;- Conducting congressional outreach and analyzing legislative issues.

Duties may include the following:
  • Monitor legislation introduced in Congress pertinent to DFC
  • Report on Congressional hearings
  • Assist Legislative Affairs staff with research in preparation for Congressional engagements
  • Assist in keeping Legislative Affairs records and tracking systems up to date
  • Research and provide suggested content for written materials for external audiences
  • Other projects as assigned


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 pursuing undergrad, major in international relations, political science, communications, or economics/finance. Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs are also required.


Applicants must be at a minimum an undergrad majoring in international relations, political science, communications, or economics/finance.

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

Resumes will be pulled at the following cutoffs:

July 19 for Fall Internships
October 15 for Spring Internships
February 15 for Summer Internships

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