NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Labor and Human Rights)
Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Washington, DC

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About the Agency

Office of Investment Policy
The Office of Investment Policy analyzes proposed investment projects to ensure their eligibility for OPIC assistance with regard to the agency's policies on worker rights and environmental standards, employment and development and market effects; performs risk analyses and portfolio analyses; and monitors existing projects to assure continued adherence to contractual provisions and statutory requirements.

Intern duties may include providing assistance in establishing global risk measurement and management methodologies with respect to regional, country, sector and customer concentrations; reviewing portfolio models and determining their applicability to OPIC; conduct research on public policy issues as they apply to OPIC; or perform research and analyses on the impact of potential investments on emerging markets and project host countries with regard to developmental effects, environmental, and worker safety and rights issues, etc.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • NON-PAID Student Opportunity
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation
  • Cover letter must be attached along with Resume

DUTIES: Back to top Interns will perform in-depth labor analysis and human rights review for proposed projects seeking OPIC insurance, investment funds, or financing; draft memorandums summarizing analysis; conduct research on country, sector and project-specific worker rights conditions; and assist in monitoring labor and social news, trends and events. In addition to internal meetings, interns may attend public meetings at other US government agencies, development finance institutions, non-profits or think tanks.
Candidates should possess some knowledge of international labor, social development and human rights issues, strong oral and written communications skills, as well as computer proficiency. Internet and library-based research skills, and multi-tasking capabilities are essential.
Knowledge of the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and other social and labor initiatives such as Fairtrade certification and the Better Sugarcane Initiative (BSI) is a plus. Intern candidates should be willing to take initiative and have the ability to work independently

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment (at least par-time) in a relevant college degree program at the graduate level at the time the internship would be served.

Must be a U.S. citizen Must be currently enrolled in a full or part-time accredited Master's program concentrating in international relations, public policy, international affairs, political science etc and must be in good academic standing.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Department coordinators receive all applications to review, conduct interviews and make selections. Because OPIC cannot pay travel expenses, face-to-face interviews are not required; interviews may be conducted by phone.
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BENEFITS: Back to top You can review our benefits at: http://www.opic.gov/content/employee-benefits

OTHER INFORMATION: The Federal Government gives strong priority to hiring United States citizens and nationals Students must be willing and able to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C. GENERAL INFORMATION All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. OPIC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities (including disable veterans in receipt of compensation at the rate of 30% or more) and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT OPIC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement. Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact the Human Resources Office via the TTY (TDD) number that is listed in the contact information of the vacancy announcement, or via the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/ASCII) or http://www.frso.us/index.jsp, or their state or local relay service. All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned. All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Periodically, the Office of Personnel Management conducts applicant satisfaction surveys. If you are selected to participate, we encourage you to provide feedback. It will assist both OPM and OPIC in making the online application process better. Thank You

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