Office of External Affairs 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

Under the guidance of an External Affairs officer, interns assist with planning and implementing events for foreign and U.S. dignitaries, and support OPIC's public affairs activities through research projects. Other duties include writing OPIC promotional materials, web content and case studies, and providing information about OPIC programs to the public. Interns may also assist in legislative activities of interest to the agency.

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

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school pursuing degrees in Government/Public Policy, Political Science, International Affairs, Communication/Marketing or Legislative Affairs. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs is required, and proficiency in PowerPoint is preferred. Experience with social media platforms a plus. Good verbal and written communication skills are also required.

Education

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school pursuing degrees in Government/Public Policy, Political Science, International Affairs, Communication/Marketing or Legislative Affairs.

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 External Affairs 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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