NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Graphic Design)

Washington D.C.
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Full Time

OPIC is an independent agency with a skilled and talented team focused on supporting U.S. investment in developing countries. OPIC offers financing and political risk insurance for projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Office of Investment Policy (OIP) analyzes OPIC’s projects that have received OPIC support to understand the broader impacts of its projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It prepares videos, social media and other presentations that convey the impacts of these projects on multiple stakeholders including businesses, communities, governments and economies. OIP also analyzes projects to ensure their eligibility for OPIC assistance with regard to the agency's policies on worker rights and environmental standards, employment and development and market effects; performs risk analyses and portfolio analyses; and monitors existing projects to assure continued adherence to contractual provisions and statutory requirements. Presentations related to this work and related monitoring trips are also developed and conveyed to internal management and external stakeholders including the Hill and other government officials, business executives and NGO leadership.

The Development Outcomes Graphic Design internship requires the intern to develop creative, effective designs that will be used to promote the stories and data related to OPIC’s projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The objective is to show their impact on the communities and economies in other countries as well as in the U.S. The intern will have the opportunity to work on videos, social media, presentations and other items that will be viewed by top level government officals, business executives and leaders of NGOs here and overseas. Ideally, the intern will work on slides, videos, presentations and infographics that have strong impact and visually convey messages that demonstrate the development effects of individual projects and other areas relevant to OPIC’s mission. The intern will have the opportunity to work with videographers and photographers on several projects. The intern will work for the Office of Investment Policy but may also support efforts completed in coordination with the Office of External Affairs.

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  • NON-PAID Student Opportunity
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must provide current 2016 transcript or letter of acceptance
  • Preferred skills: In addition to the requisite graphic design skills, individuals with initiative and ability to work independently are highly desired. Individuals with initiative and ability to work independently are highly desired.

    Applicant must be a student seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design. All students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student, taking at least a half-time academic course load.

    Seeking a degree in Graphic Designor similiar area of studysuch as:

    • Graphic design
    • Communication design
    • Communications design
    • Visual communications
    • Visual communication design
    • Interaction design
    • Advertising design
    • Multimedia design

    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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