Social Assessment/Labor and Human Rights Internship

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Unpaid internships with OPIC are offered year round in Washington, D.C., and can last from 12 weeks to 12 months. Duties vary based on the department and/or office in which the intern is placed. OPIC's Internship Program offers valuable experience that contributes to educational and professional growth, and may be applied in any future employment endeavor, including federal, state and local governments or in the private sector.
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Responsibilities

Interns will:
  • Identify, collect, and analyze relevant information concerning the potential impacts of proposed projects on workers and affected communities near projects;
  • Review various forms of project-level social policies and providing gap analyses between corresponding national and international legal and regulatory frameworks;
  • Assess host country laws and practices related to social governance and monitoring social-related news, trends, and events;
  • Identify recommendations to reach compliance with international best practices for social risk identification, management and monitoring; and
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned. Interns may attend meetings at other U.S. government or development finance agencies.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


Qualifications

Must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a full- or part-time accredited advanced degree program (e.g. Master's, Juris Doctor, Ph.D.) in good academic standing, concentrating in: International Relations/Affairs/Development/Business/Finance/Trade, Global Policy, Human Rights, Anthropology, Social Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility, International/Labor/Employment Law, Public Policy, Diplomacy, International Project Finance, Political Science, Sociology, or other related field.

Knowledge of the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and other international development, social assessment, human rights, or labor initiatives is a plus.

Candidates should also have strong analytical abilities; verbal and written communication skills; internet and library-based research skills; computer proficiency; and multitasking capabilities.

Education

Must be currently enrolled in a full- or part-time accredited advanced degree program (e.g. Master's, Juris Doctor, Ph.D.) in good academic standing, concentrating in: International Relations/Affairs/Development/Business/Finance/Trade, Global Policy, Human Rights, Anthropology, Social Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility, International/Labor/Employment Law, Public Policy, Diplomacy, International Project Finance, Political Science, Sociology, or other related field.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility under this program. Applications of eligible students will be forwarded to the Department indicated on the letter of interest. A separate application should be submitted for each internship of interest.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this internship, you must submit a complete Application Package to interns@opic.gov with Social Assessment in the subject line, which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. Your Unofficial Transcript
3. OPIC Internship Letter of Interest (use the form found at https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/careers/developmental-opportunities)

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