Social Enterprise Finance Team Internship

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 22, 2019
Closes
Jun 30, 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

As part of the SMEF Department, the mission of the Social Enterprise Finance team is to mobilize private capital into innovative, high-impact social enterprises to enable them to expand their operations and help solve critical developmental challenges. The SEF team's client base, market focus and strategy cover a broad range of impact investment sectors (micro and SME finance, healthcare, education, sustainable agriculture, housing, water and sanitation) and address the needs of people living at the base of the economic pyramid. The SEF team provides loans directly to social enterprises focused on these high-impact sectors as well as to financial intermediaries, including funds, investment companies and commercial lenders.

Interns serve as junior financial analysts and may be involved in all stages of project development as part of a project team. Interns also work on tasks in any stage of the origination process for three to six transactions, depending on the number of transactions that a project team is involved in. Additional duties include:
  • Reviewing applications for financing and financial statements;
  • Building or analyzing models of projected project cash flows;
  • Researching various policy issues;
  • Preparing country economic and political risk analyses;
  • Preparing credit reviews of outstanding loans;
  • Collaborating with Investment Officers to present the proposed loan to an approval committee;
  • Working with members of other departments to receive required policy clearances; and
  • Working with a project team to construct term sheets, participate in negotiations on loan agreement terms, or assist in the processing of disbursement requests.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


Qualifications

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program. The ideal candidate should have a graduate level academic concentration in business, international affairs/development, economics, or finance. Previous experience within a financial institution and/or social enterprise is highly desired. Exposure to and experience in excel and financial modeling, as well as excellent research and communication (oral & written) skills required.

Education

Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program. The ideal candidate should have a graduate level academic concentration in business, international affairs/development, economics, or finance.

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 Enterprise Finance 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)