Business Development Internship

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Administrative, Sales
Full Time


Interns working for the Business Development Team in Structured finance help determine which projects are eligible, bankable, aligned with DFC's strategic priorities, and ready to enter the underwriting pipeline. Interns will be involved in reviewing and analyzing project opportunities and working with the Business Development Team to directly communicate with potential DFC sponsors.
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  • Reviewing and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of business plans and applications for financing.
  • Responding via email to Structured Finance inquiries submitted by prospective sponsors.
  • Discussing DFC finance and policy requirements, eligibility, and project structuring in the context of specific projects over the phone and teleconference and by email with potential clients.
  • Researching countries, regions and/or markets for future investment opportunities.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • Must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in an accredited college or university
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Interns must be based in the United States during the duration of their internship.
  • Required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or request a legally required exception from this requirement.


Applicants must be United States citizens actively enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program in an accredited college or university on at least part-time basis. Specific programs include: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Government, International Affairs, International Business, International Development, International Studies, International Economics, Political Science or Strategic, Legal & Management Communications. Actively enrolled means that you have not had a break of more than 5 months since your last course.

Previous work, internship or academic experience, particularly in Business or International Business, is required.


See above mentioned educational requirements.

Additional information

Stipulations of Employment:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the DFC (if later than November 22, 2021). DFC will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Cover Letter (optional)
3. Unofficial Transcript(s) or proof of enrollment.

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