Recruitment & Outreach Intern

Washington, D.C
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Full Time


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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As a Recruitment & Outreach Intern with HRM Intern, you will:
  • Collect, from a variety of sources, demographic data on institutions of higher education, civilian and fed-eral labor forces, and national communities for briefing materials and reports;
  • Transcribe meeting notes and/or participant feedback following recruitment and outreach events;
  • Create and disseminate post-event e-surveys to participants and compile and analyze results;
  • Respond to constituent inquiries verbally or in writing;
  • Develop and/or update presentations, fact sheets, one-pagers, brochures, flyers, invitations, agendas, e-blasts, intranet announcements, and Web copy;
  • Disseminate materials and resources to OPIC employees and the public, including event participants;
  • Perform data entry and manage the OPIC Recruitment & Outreach database/Listserv (Excel) and the
  • mailbox and telephone line;
  • Participate in strategic planning and staff meetings and other agency briefings and meetings relevant to the work of HRM and the OPIC Talent Management Officer (TMO);
  • Assist the TMO in preparing talking points, executive summaries, reports, correspondence and other ma-terials for senior officials;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of podcasts, video recordings, virtual webinars and so-cial media campaigns to promote OPIC jobs and training opportunities and events;
  • Assist with all planning and implementation needs for upcoming local and out-of-town events and meetings, including OPIC employee engagement events, which may include collecting/researching back-ground materials, cold-calling Listserv members, cataloging attendees, escorting speakers, senior officials or special guests; compiling printed and collateral materials for shipping to event venues; and more;
  • Liaise between OPIC and local and national minority-serving organizations and federal agencies;
  • Update the recruitment & outreach calendar as needed, and post upcoming events to Handshake;
  • Assist TMO in updating and implementing Department- and position-specific recruitment strategies, including developing plain-language ads and posting to websites, and mining for candidates on LinkedIn Recruiter;
  • Maintain office media archives (social and otherwise), which includes searching for any media coverage
  • related to OPIC recruitment and outreach events;
  • Assist TMO in managing the OPIC Volunteer Recruiting Ambassadors Program (VRAP);
  • Provide Facebook and Twitter verbiage as needed

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment (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


Applicants must be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited institution. A degree in human resources, finance or other equivalent fields of study is not required. Students from all academic fields are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required. Applicants must:
  • Work well independently and as part of a team
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Carry a fair share of the workload and complete projects on time
  • Communicate well verbally and in writing
  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Have proficiency in social media platforms, especially Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram
  • Take the initiative and proactively tackles responsibilities
  • Arrive promptly to work and to all meetings
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required


Applicants must be enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited institution.

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. A separate application should be submitted for each internship of interest.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this internship, you must submit a complete Application Package to with HRM Recruitment & Outreach Internship in the subject line, which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. Your Unofficial Transcript

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