Office of Investment Funds Internship

Washington, D.C
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Full Time


Unpaid internships with DFC 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. DFC'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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The Office of Investment Funds (OIF) addresses the dearth of risk capital in emerging and frontier markets by providing financing to private equity and other fund vehicles to that invest authorized countries in certain regions and sectors in developing economies. By supplementing the capital of funds, which are privately financed and managed by experienced private investment professionals, DFC helps profit-oriented enterprises in the emerging markets access risk capital, management guidance, and financial expertise.
Interns perform a variety of tasks, including:- Analyzing and reviewing materials on venture capital/private equity fund proposals;- Designing and modifying financial models;- Preparing written reports on current funds;- Researching new financial structures and investment vehicles;- Performing audits on proposed funds;- Financial modeling; and- Assisting with research and analysis for the DFC General Call for Proposals.

Interns may also complete a strategic research project focusing on the following within the realm of emerging markets private equity:- Performance of funds and market trends in specific regions and countries;- Top-down and bottom-up market research and analysis of frontier markets and sectors attractive for private equity investment;- Analysis of DFC's private equity portfolio; and- Assessment of investment strategies.

The project will culminate in a quality presentation and other written output, incorporating intern recommendations. In consultation with, and at the direction of the supervisor, interns are expected to take the initiative and play a substantive role in defining the parameters of research.

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 U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a degree (minimum of 60 credit hours) in Business, Economics and Finance, or be enrolled in an MBA program. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required.


Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited institution of higher education pursuing a degree (minimum of 60 credit hours) in Business, Economics and Finance, or be enrolled in an MBA program.

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

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

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, which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. Your Unofficial Transcript

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