Office of the President Internship

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 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 assist the staff of the Office of the President (Front Office) with a broad range of projects, including the production and maintenance of OPIC promotional materials, preparation of briefing materials and talking points for the president, research projects, and business development.

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

Interns must:
  • Have a background in and knowledge of international development and foreign affairs, international business, or finance;
  • Possess strong research skills and good presentation and inter-personal skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication skills, with an academic or professional background in journalism and/or communications a plus;
  • Be able to analyze data and industry trends;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in PowerPoint, MS Word, and Excel.Interns also must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, be comfortable working in a fast-paced professional environment, and be able to work independently. Experience writing talking points and speeches is ideal.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled senior in high school or at least part-time in an accredited college or university. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required. Interns must:
  • Have a background in and knowledge of international development and foreign affairs, international business, or finance;
  • Possess strong research skills and good presentation and inter-personal skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication skills, with an academic or professional background in journalism and/or communications a plus;
  • Be able to analyze data and industry trends;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in PowerPoint, MS Word, and Excel. Interns also must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, be comfortable working in a fast-paced professional environment, and be able to work independently. Experience writing talking points and speeches is ideal.


Education

Applicants must be an enrolled senior in high school or at least part-time in an accredited college or university.

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 Office of the President 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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