Office of External Affairs Internship

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 05, 2019
Closes
Oct 13, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Under the guidance of an External Affairs officer, interns support OPIC's public affairs and communications activities as well as congressional and interagency outreach. Duties include assisting with press outreach, drafting promotional materials, helping manage web and social media content, planning and executing events for foreign and U.S. dignitaries, and conducting research related to legislative issues.
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Responsibilities

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) is the public affairs, communications, and Congressional and interagency liaison arm of OPIC. The office manages all aspects of external outreach to various audiences, such as:
- Issuing press releases and media advisories;
- Publishing all printed materials (e.g. brochures, newsletters, and annual reports);
- Managing OPIC's web and social media platforms;
- Arranging investment- and foreign policy-related events such as seminars, conferences, and receptions;
- Conducting congressional outreach and analyzing legislative issues.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

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


Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school pursuing degrees in Government/Public Policy/Political Science, International Affairs/Development, Communications/Marketing, and/or International Business/Finance. Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs are also required.

Education

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school pursuing degrees in Government/Public Policy/Political Science, International Affairs/Development, Communications/Marketing, and/or International Business/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(s) indicated on the letter of interest. A separate application should be submitted for each internship of interest.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing

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 on https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/careers/developmental-opportunities)

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