NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Structured Finance & Small and Medium Enterprise Finance)

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Washington D.C.
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
Full Time

Finance Department
Finance Department – Project Finance
OPIC Finance reviews loan proposals that range from $500,000 to $400,000,000 to projects located in over 140 countries that OPIC is open in and that are in a wide variety of industries including power, oil and gas, transportation, financial services, agriculture, and manufacturing. As a Student Intern, you will be assigned to either the SMEF or the SF Department.

The Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Department (SMEF) supports American investment abroad by providing long-term small to medium size loans to small and middle market clients in a wide variety of projects. Student Interns will perform work that supports: renewable energy, housing, microfinance and impact investing, or other general industries. A student may also work with the business development team.

Structured Finance and Insurance Department (SFI) provides larger, long-term loans to finance large infrastructure projects and large financial services projects. Structured Finance teams work on infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas, financial services and a wide variety of other industries.

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  • Must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • NON-PAID Student Opportunity
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must submit a current 2017 transcript or proof of enrollment.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full or part-time accredited advanced degree/diploma program and be in good academic standing with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. The position requires academic concentration in international affairs/development, finance, and/or accounting. Previous experience within a Finance Institution is highly desired.

    Graduate Degree Seeking Intern: must have graduate level academic concentration in international affairs/development, finance, and/or accounting. Previous experience within a Finance Institution is highly desired.

    Other requirements include exposure to and experience in spreadsheet and computer modeling.
    DESIRED ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Excellent research and communication (oral & written) skills.
    SUBMIT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). Transcripts will be required if you are selected for an internship. You will be required to bring an official copy with you on the first day of your internship. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment (at least half-time) in a relevant college degree program (diploma, certificate, etc.) at the time the internship would be served.

    All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned. All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    Students must be willing and able to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C. to carry out the Internship. All qualified students will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. OPIC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities.
    OPIC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement. Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact the Human Resources Office via the TTY (TDD) number that is listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/ASCII) or, or their state or local relay service. Periodically, the Office of Personnel Management conducts applicant satisfaction surveys. If you are selected to participate, we encourage you to provide feedback. It will assist both OPM and OPIC in making the online application process better. Thank You! 

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Department Intern Coordinators receive all applications of qualified students to review, conduct interviews, and make selections. OPIC cannot pay travel expenses. Therefore, face-to-face interviews are not required. Interviews may be conducted by phone.
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