AVAILABLE FEDERAL INTERNSHIPS

Listed below are available internships within federal agencies. For more information and about the internships or a specific position, email programs@abpadc.org. For application details and application assistance, including resume building and cover letter development, email programs@abpadc.org. 
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Social Assessment/Labor and Human Rights Internship

Office of Investment Policy - Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: Interns will:

  • Identify, collect, and analyze relevant information concerning the potential impacts of proposed projects on workers and affected communities near projects;
  • Review various forms of project-level social policies and providing gap analyses between corresponding national and international legal and regulatory frameworks;
  • Assess host country laws and practices related to social governance and monitoring social-related news, trends, and events;
  • Identify recommendations to reach compliance with international best practices for social risk identification, management and monitoring; and
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned. Interns may attend meetings at other U.S. government or development finance agencies.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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
  • Be in good academic standing,
  • Concentrating in at least one of the following majors: International Relations/Affairs/Development/Business/Finance/Trade, Global Policy, Human Rights, Anthropology, Social Impact, Corporate Social Responsibility,  International/Labor/Employment Law, Public Policy, Diplomacy, International Project Finance, Political Science, Sociology, or other related field.
  • Knowledge of the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and other international development, social assessment, human rights, or labor initiatives is a plus.
  • Candidates should also have strong analytical abilities; verbal and written communication skills; internet and library-based research skills; computer proficiency; and multitasking capabilities.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Volunteer Student Intern - Summer Semester

Judicial Branch: U.S. Sentencing Commission
Work Schedule: Part-Time

Description: The student intern will gain substantive experience within OLPA by performing a variety of tasks relating to supporting the mission of the Commission. The student intern will also have an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, federal sentencing and crime policy, and the Federal Judiciary. The student intern reports to the Director of OLPA.

The key responsibilities of the OLPA volunteer student intern are the following:

- Assist with the preparation of materials in support of the Commission's public meetings and hearings.
- Support OLPA's outreach efforts to Congress designed to educate members of Congress regarding the Commission's proposed amendments and research products.
- Assist in organizing OLPA's historical documents.
- Perform administrative tasks as directed by the Director of OLPA.
- Provide assistance to OLPA staff as needed.

Eligibility:

  • Actively be enrolled as a degree-seeking law or graduate student at an accredited educational institution.
  • Be receiving college credit for your volunteer service.
  • Be available to volunteer at least 15 hours per week.
  • Pass a background investigation, and be willing to sign a confidentiality statement.
  • Continue enrollment in your program for the duration of your volunteer service.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe.
Location: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.
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Student Volunteer Intern - Office of the International Affairs (Fall 2019) 

Department of Justice 
Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description:The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking interns for the Fall 2019 semester.

OIA returns fugitives to face justice, transfers sentenced persons to serve their sentences in their home countries and obtains essential evidence for criminal investigations and prosecution worldwide by working with domestic partners and foreign counterparts to facilitate the cooperation necessary to enforce the law, advance public safety, and achieve justice.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You must be currently enrolled, and in good academic standing, in a full or part-time accredited degree/diploma program.
  • You must have spent less than 24 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) outside the United States in the last 5 years.
  • You must submit a complete application package; Resume and supporting documents (See "How To Apply").
  • To be considered eligible for a volunteer internship applicants must be actively enrolled while participating in the internship.
  • Junior and Senior undergraduate students, graduate students and first- year (second semester) only, second- and third-year law students are encouraged to apply.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students with a strong writing background and an interest in international matters and criminal law may be particularly interested in these positions.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is desirable but not essential.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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OA Student Intern

Office of Administration - Executive Office of the President 
Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: To view the responsibilities and description of the position, please follow the link:  https://apply.whitehouse.gov/oainternship/

Eligibility:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a citizen or national of the United States of America
  • Be registered with Selective Service (males only)
  • Obtain a favorable security determination and pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Academic Eligibility Requirements for OA Student Interns:* If the internship is to be served during the school year, the intern candidate must be enrolled in and attending an academic degree seeking program in an accredited college or university (including a community college, junior college, or a 4-year college or university) or an accredited graduate or professional school (such as law school) at least half-time through-out the internship or, if the internship is to be served after the end of the school year (such as a summer internship), must have been enrolled in and attending such a program during the school year and must be accepted for enrollment in, and must intend to attend, such a program within five months after the end of the school year
    * Must have a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (or the reasonable equivalent, if the program uses a different scale)
Locations: Washington, DC
Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: April 12, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.
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Student Volunteer Intern - Office of International Affairs (Fall 2019)

Department of Justice - Office, Boards and Divisions 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking interns for the Fall 2019 semester.

OIA returns fugitives to face justice, transfers sentenced persons to serve their sentences in their home countries and obtains essential evidence for criminal investigations and prosecution worldwide by working with domestic partners and foreign counterparts to facilitate the cooperation necessary to enforce the law, advance public safety, and achieve justice.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You must be currently enrolled, and in good academic standing, in a full or part-time accredited degree/diploma program.
  • You must have spent less than 24 months (consecutive or non-consecutive) outside the United States in the last 5 years.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: April 15 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Legal Affairs Internship

Legal Affairs - Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: OPIC's Department of Legal Affairs interacts with every department at OPIC and plays an important role in OPIC's mission. For a law student interested in finance and the legal aspects of international business transactions, this internship provides exposure to many facets of international finance, from structuring project financings to assessing political risks and claims in connection with OPIC's insurance contracts.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited law school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited law school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and remain enrolled during the term of the internship.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is also required.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: April 21, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

DoD

Student Trainee (Program Support)

Department of Defense - Defense Threat Reduction Agency 

Work Schedule: Part-Time
Description: As a Student Trainee (Program Support) at the GS-0399-3/4/5/6/7 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Incumbent performs a broad range of clerical duties including typing, filing, answering routine customer questions, compiling data, preparing or making changes to documents and/or forms, performing routine mathematical calculations, conducting basic research, checking documents for errors, verifying discrepancies with appropriate individual(s), entering data into automated systems, preparing/formatting charts/graphs/reports, monitoring/updating status and assisting higher level employees in support of various administrative programs.
  • Performing many different tasks in processing different kinds of forms or transactions; work requires good understanding of structure and workflow in the organization served.
Eligibility: 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation. SECRET security clearance is required.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime or Part Time
  • Overtime: None
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must be enrolled in college/university throughout internship
  • Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student.
  • Remain in good academic standing in accordance with Participant Agreement.
  • Transcript must state major, earned credit hours, and cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0.
  • This position is in the excepted service.

Locations:

  • Travis AFB, CA
  • Kirtland, NM
  • Reston, VA
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Reston, VA
Compensation: $11.04-$22.33/hour
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 
S&E

Fall 2019 Student Honors Legal Program

Securities and Exchange Commission

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: Law students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work. Intern assignments range from supporting litigation to assisting with drafting new regulations to helping with reviews, exams or public outreach. For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific division/offices within headquarters, please read the SEC's website.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrolled as a 2L, 3L, or LL.M law student during Fall 2019 semester.
  • 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited US law school program as a law student
  • Current 2L, 3L, and LLM law students must be enrolled at least half-time in an ABA accredited law school to participate in the Student Honors Legal Program.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (8 credits or the equivalent)
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

Locations:

  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Los Angelos, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Miami, FL
  • Boston, MA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Chicago, IL

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: May 28, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

Library of Congress

Volunteer Internship Program

Library of Congress: Congressional Research Service (CRS) 

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Description: Congressional Research Service (CRS) volunteer internships give students and professionals an opportunity to observe and learn about the legislative process at the national level. Volunteer internships are highly competitive and offered on an as-needed basis as determined by CRS divisions and offices. Internships can last from three months to one year; hours are determined by the needs of CRS and the applicant.

CRS aligns intern placement with the intern's academic interests or professional goals. Volunteer interns typically assist professional staff in performing research in response to public policy-related issues and questions. Through this work, volunteer interns have an opportunity to participate in the legislative process and to develop valuable research skills in a public policy setting.

Eligibility: Although most volunteer interns are graduate or law students, undergraduate students with exceptional academic talent are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Ongoing

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Program and Project Management

The Copyright Modernization Office (CMO)

Work Schedule: Appointments are flexible (i.e., 90-360 days) depending on project need. Interns will work a minimum of 120 hours per semester.

Description: The Copyright Modernization Office (CMO) directs and coordinates all modernization on behalf of the United States Copyright Office, including resources, communications, stakeholder engagement, and business project management.

This internship provides invaluable knowledge and work experience through a variety of tasks that support IT Modernization and its execution across the entire Copyright Office. Interns will have an opportunity to work on special projects or supplement CMO staff assignments with a focus on project management, data management, process and business analysis, and communication.

Eligibility:

  • Majors Preferred: Library Sciences; Information Technology
  • College Students (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or F-1 Visa holder

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the school year and during the summer.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Historical Public Records

The Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR)

Work Schedule: Appointment is for a minimum of 1 semester. Interns and volunteers will work a minimum of 120 hours.

Description: The Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR) seeks a college student volunteer to help make the Office’s historical records easily available to future generations. PRR is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats.

Students selected for this internship will assist with the digitization of paper-based public records including the Copyright Card Catalog. Their role in this project will consist of assisting with the digitization activities; researching data capture tools, search options, and indexing tools; metrics development; digital archiving; and process drafting for maintenance of historic records.

Eligibility:

  • Qualifications: Experience with cataloging, metadata, digital archiving and database knowledge is desired.
  • College students (undergraduate and graduate level within one year of graduation), in good standing, 3.0 GPA or above, and referred by a professor, administrator, or practicum coordinator.
  • Majors Preferred: Library Information Science; Information Systems; Technical Management
  • Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or F-1 Visa holder

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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Law Clerk Program

The Copyright Office

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Copyright Office sponsors legal internships for talented law students with an interest in copyright law and policy through the Copyright Office Law Clerk Program (Law Clerk Program). Law clerks gain valuable experience and insight working with Office attorneys on copyright-related issues that arise within the Office, before Congress, and in the courts. Law clerks are instrumental in helping to prepare Copyright Office reports for Congress and are frequently called upon to assist with the Office's International work. Although Law Clerks are not paid, they often arrange to receive academic credit through their law school for their work at the Copyright Office. Additionally, in some cases, Law Clerks are able to obtain stipend support through public interest grant programs and the like.

Law Clerks are assigned to work in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA), the Office of Public Information and Education (PIE), the Office of the Register (REG)and/or the Office of Registration Policy and Practice (RPP) according to candidates' preferences and the Office's needs.

Eligibility:

  • Seeks highly motivated law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated interest in copyright law.
  • Candidates for a Law Clerk position must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a U.S.-accredited law school.
  • Must have significant interest or background in copyright law, as shown by relevant coursework or otherwise
  • Possess excellent research, writing, and editing abilities.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: Ongoing

For more information or questions, email programs@abpadc.org.

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College Internship (Summer)

U.S. Copyright Office

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: Various departments within the U.S. Copyright Office will have opportunities throughout the summer to support existing projects. Applications received will be considered for all currently available opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • Interests/Areas of Study: Any
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Compensation: GS 2 - GS 4 ($11.54 - $15.89)
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Available Benefits: Transit; May be eligible for leave.
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 3 - 4 months (May – September)
  • Qualifications: Must be a current college student. Experienced using various computer software applications (i.e., data entry, searching, etc.) and office equipment (i.e., copiers, scanners, etc.). Demonstrates attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $13.94/hour

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Business Reference Section - Volunteer Internship Program

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Business Reference Section Volunteer Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in business development, library sciences, economics or labor studies to assist with producing annotated bibliographies and updating the Business Reference Services' web page.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled students (undergraduate, graduate)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Visa Holder, or Permanent Resident
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Business, Library Information Science, Business Development, Economics, Labor Studies

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Information Systems, Analytics and Computer Graphics Internship Program

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Information Systems, Analytics and Computer Graphics Internship Program is intended for currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students interested in government and business administration and/or information technology who are available for three to nine months.

Program Duration: Short-term. 3 - 4 months (May – September)

Eligibility:

  • Interests/Areas of Study: Information Technology; Library Science; Library Analytics; Computer Graphics
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Academic Credit: The Library does not provide academic credit, but you may arrange with your school in advance to receive credit.
  • Qualifications: Must be a current college student (undergraduate, graduate)

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Law Librarian Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library of Congress serves the Congress by providing it with authoritative and authentic information and analysis on all legal systems of the world. It contains the world’s largest collection of law books and legal resources from all countries. The Law Library presents a unique combination of collections, comprehensiveness, and staff expertise. Over 140 languages are represented in our collections of approximately 5 million items.

Internships at the Law Library of Congress are highly competitive and demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process, judicial writings, scholarly research, and excellent written and oral communication skills are critical considerations in the selection process. Holders of JD degrees are not required to be admitted to any bar. Library school students do not have to have a law degree to be competitive for a placement with the Law Library.  Most internships are site at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, but some may occur off-site.

Eligibility:

  • Interests/Areas of Study: Graduate students pursuing a JD, LLM, library/information science, or related degree

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid. Academic credit available

Application Deadline: October through February for summer positions; ongoing for fall/winter positions

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Global Legal Research Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library of Congress serves the Congress by providing it with authoritative and authentic information and analysis on all legal systems of the world. It contains the world’s largest collection of law books and legal resources from all countries. The Law Library presents a unique combination of collections, comprehensiveness, and staff expertise. Over 140 languages are represented in our collections of approximately 5 million items.

Foreign and U.S. trained attorneys respond to congressional, judicial, and federal executive branch inquiries related to U.S., foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative research with background information, confidential memoranda, reports, and in-person consultations. A staff of experienced lawyers, law librarians, legal editors, and linguists are available to assist Members and staff at all times and remains on call whenever Congress is in session, ready to provide a wide range of legal research and reference services.

In addition to assisting Congress on legislative and representational matters, the Law Library provides service to the public in Congress’s name. The Law Library responds to all questions related to Congress.gov, which makes federal legislative information freely available. Law Library service also includes providing free and updated legal information to American businesses, state and local governments, and curious and concerned citizens.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled LLM students who are within a semester of graduating or who have graduated within the last two years

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: October through February for summer positions; ongoing for fall/winter positions

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Remote Metadata Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library of Congress seeks interns for several exciting digital projects. These projects will provide open access to legal material on the Law Library of Congress’ website with searching and browsing capabilities. Interns will work remotely, reading the material and assigning keywords. Interns will be unpaid, but may use this position for volunteer hours or course credit, if applicable to their school’s requirements.

Eligibility:

  • Interns must have reliable Internet access, an email address they regularly check, Microsoft Excel, and a PDF viewer
  • Ideal candidate will work online for at least 10 hours per week and commit to at least 10 weeks.
  • Familiarity with US history, case law, and assigning terms from a controlled vocabulary is preferred, but all higher education students and graduates are welcome to apply.
  • U.S. and foreign students working toward advanced degrees in law or a related discipline may apply for an internship at the Law Library of Congress.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Currently full for the 2018-2019 school year. Will accept applications starting March 1, 2019 for the summer of 2019.

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

Library of Congress

Law Library External Relations Assistant Volunteer Internship

Library of Congress

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The Law Library External Relations Assistant Internship is a short-term volunteer internship intended for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience as a program assistant in external relations. The Law Library of Congress welcomes applications from students in Communications, Digital Media, Public Relations, and related majors.

Eligibility:

  • Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizen; Permanent Resident; Visa Holder
  • Applications Open To: Community College, Undergraduate, and Graduate students pursuing a communications-related degree

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: October through February for summer positions; ongoing for fall/winter positions

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

S&E

Fall 2019 Student Honors Business Program

Securities and Exchange Commission

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: Business students volunteers will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work. That work depends upon the division or office where the student works. Business intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.

Volunteer internship opportunities in the Fall are either full-time or part-time with an minimum hours requirement of at least 15 hours per week. This is determined and agreed upon based on the selectees academic course load schedule and division/office needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss schedule, hours, etc. upon selection and acceptance into the program.

For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific divisions and offices, please read the SEC's website.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrolled and/or accepted as an undergraduate or graduate student during fall 2019.
  • 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited university or college AND enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester or the equivalent) in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.
  • Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student as of September 30, 2019.
    OR
  • Must be accepted and/or enrolled into a graduate degree program as of September 30, 2019.
    AND
  • Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

Locations:

  • Los Angelos, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Miami, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: March 4, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Social Enterprise Finance Team Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Development Outcomes Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: As a Data Analyst Intern, you will:

  • Input, scrub and analyze data in support of ongoing reporting activities to internal and external stakeholders
  • Collect, aggregate, scrub, and analyze data in support of the creation of the Annual Report of Development Impact that is delivered to Congress and contributes to the Office of External Affairs' Annual Report on OPIC;
  • Collect, aggregate, scrub, and analyze data in response to queries from external stakeholders that include the White House, US government agencies, international agencies, and members of the NGO community
  • Utilize infographics, data visualization, photographs and other visual means for storytelling, data reporting, etc.
  • Support activities meant to improve accessibility and user-friendliness of OPIC data

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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
  • Knowledge of analysis, design, development, and maintenance of automated computer programs as they relate to a database environment. This includes knowledge of database management system characteristics, capabilities, limitations, and constraints; knowledge of application programming; understanding of and ability to operate in various computer hardware/software environments; and knowledge of the techniques and procedures for analysis, design, programming and documentation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products including: PowerPoint, SharePoint, Excel and Access.
  • Proficiency in Excel functions including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP,INDEX,MATCH,INDEX(MATCH)
  • Proficiency in R, Stata, Microsoft/Oracle SQL Server and other statistical software and data aggregation tools
  • Ability to assist with the preparation of reports and dashboards designed to support high level decision-making
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visio, Tableau, and other data visualization tools

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Risk Management Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: The Department of Financial and Portfolio Management (DFPM) oversees efforts to maintain and grow OPIC's worldwide portfolio. The Risk Management Division, a unit within the Department of Financial & Portfolio Management, is responsible for developing and establishing portfolio risk measurement and management methodologies, providing the agency with an overall risk tolerance framework. Risk Management advises management on the establishment of guidance limits with respect to exposure concentration and reports on the overall risk profile of the portfolio to the Board Risk and Audit Committees and Senior Management.

Interns assist in: establishing global risk measurement and management methodologies with respect to regional, country, sector and customer concentrations; evaluating portfolio risk and historical performance; enhancing risk database design and analytical reviews; and other risk management tasks. Interns will be exposed to the transactions in all of OPIC's product lines.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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
  • Students seeking an advanced (graduate level) degree in International Affairs/Development, Finance, Statistics or Accounting.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Portfolio Services Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description:The Department of Financial and Portfolio Management (DFPM) oversees efforts to maintain and grow OPIC's worldwide portfolio. Portfolio Services is a unit within the Financial Management Group within DFPM. Interns will assist in: the preparation of portfolio reports, claim payments, disbursements, administration of all loan and insurance contracts, reviewing project documents for data extraction ensuring accuracy, evaluating current and historical pricing trends, maintaining project files, assisting in the investment of OPIC's re-serves for future insurance claims, and other ad hoc tasks as needed. Interns will be exposed to transactions across all of OPIC's product lines, and will work cross departmentally to achieve agency goals.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 college or university in a relevant business, finance, statistics, or accounting degree program, with 90 credits or more

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Political Risk Insurance Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: The Insurance team is able to provide political insurance to all OPIC clients, regardless of size and industry, often in highly complex transactions. Interns will perform work that supports both the origination of new PRI contracts through the approval process as well as the monitoring of the existing PRI portfolio.

Interns on the Insurance teams serve as junior analysts and may be involved in all stages of project approval as part of a project team. Interns typically work on three to six transactions, depending on the complexity of the projects and the amount of time an intern is available. Typical duties include:

  • Reviewing documentation on projects for which PRI has been requested;
  • Conducting research on PRI underwriting issues;
  • Drafting country risk profiles;
  • Preparing portions of loan papers being presented to approval committees;
  • Assisting officers with PRI contract amendments; and
  • Performing insurance portfolio analysis.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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
  • pplicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program such as Finance, Accounting, International Affairs/Development or Economics
  • Previous work experience, particularly in international business, is highly desired

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Management and Administration Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

Interns will perform administrative, analytical and project management tasks that support DMA's programs. Typical assignments will assist with the mission and goals of multiple offices within DMA; the intern also will perform assignments related to risk management, acquisitions, travel, financial management, and facilities management programs.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 in Business Administration, Economics, Policy, or Public Administration

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Environmental Impact Analysis Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: As an Environmental Impact Analysis Intern with OIP, you will:

  • Identify, collect and provide in-depth analyses of the potential environmental and social impacts of international projects in developing nations and markets under consideration for OPIC support in the areas of debt finance, insurance or equity finance using international guidelines and standards. Projects include a wide range of industries, such as renewable energy, manufacturing, construction and financial intermediaries.
  • Assess potential environmental and social impacts of projects and ensure appropriate mitigation measures are included in a project's environmental and social action plan;
  • Assist in making recommendations to OPIC management regarding project eligibility and conditionality on environmental and social grounds, and specify environmental and social conditions of default to be included in OPIC finance, insurance and investment fund agreements;
  • Conduct research on important environmental and social policy issues related to emerging technologies, environmental variability and social outcomes.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 part-time or full-time in an accredited institution pursuing an advanced degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Law and Policy, Energy Law, Natural Resources, Economics, Sociology, or a related field

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Investment Funds Department Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled not less than half-time, in a high school, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or comparable recognized educational institution
  • 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

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Office of the President Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

Interns will assist the staff of the Office of the President (Front Office) with a broad range of projects, including the production and maintenance of OPIC promotional materials, preparation of briefing materials and talking points for the president, research projects, and business development.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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
  • Have a background in and knowledge of international development and foreign affairs, international business, or finance;
  • Possess strong research skills and good presentation and inter-personal skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication skills, with an academic or professional background in journalism and/or communications a plus;
  • Be able to analyze data and industry trends;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in PowerPoint, MS Word, and Excel.Interns also must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, be comfortable working in a fast-paced professional environment, and be able to work independently. Experience writing talking points and speeches is ideal.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Office of External Affairs Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

Under the guidance of an External Affairs officer, interns assist with planning and implementing events for foreign and U.S. dignitaries, and support OPIC's public affairs activities through research projects. Other duties include writing OPIC promotional materials, web content and case studies, and providing information about OPIC programs to the public. Interns may also assist in legislative activities of interest to the agency.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 in an accredited school pursuing degrees in Government/Public Policy, Political Science, International Affairs, Communication/Marketing or Legislative Affairs.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs is required, and proficiency in PowerPoint is preferred.
  • Experience with social media platforms a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are also required.

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Portfolio Management Division Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: Portfolio Management Division ("PMD") is responsible for project monitoring, which includes compliance review, disbursements, ongoing monitoring, restructuring, workouts, and ultimate collection of OPIC's finance portfolio. PMD also coordinates project advocacy with U.S. and local governments as necessary. PMD may work with third-party lenders and non-OPIC service providers to provide sound credit and administrative procedures and performance, and provides credit approvals for outside collection servicers. PMD supports the Non-Honoring of Sovereign Guarantee Product in Insurance and has supported Investment Funds when requested.

Interns serve as junior financial analysts and will be involved in all stages of monitoring a portfolio of corporate and project finance loans as part of a Project Team. Interns may spread and review financial statements, analyze models of projected project cash flows, research various policy issues, prepare country economic and political risk analyses, prepare credit reviews of outstanding loans and work with PMD Officers in their review and monitoring of problem accounts.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 college or university seeking a degree in finance, Economics or International Business, or pursuing a master's degree.
  • Must be in good academic standing. Finance and Financial Analysis experience preferred.

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Framework Monitoring Divison Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

Interns assist FMD Officers in managing the FLGF, syndications and capital mobilization programs, including assessing the financial performance of the financial intermediaries and their sub-projects (i.e., ascertaining ongoing OPIC loan compliance and other related tasks), and performing industry and country risk analyses. Additional duties include reviewing financial statements, analyzing models of projected project cash flows, research on policy issues, preparation of country economic and political risk analyses, preparation of credit reviews of outstanding loans, and other related duties assigned.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 college or university in a relevant advanced business degree program such as finance, accounting, international affairs or development

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Financial Management Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

The Department of Financial and Portfolio Management (DFPM) oversees efforts to maintain and grow OPIC's worldwide portfolio. Interns assist with daily accounting operations including accounts payable and accounts receivable and loan transactions; and work with financial management and internal controls program staff on the annual financial statement audit.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 college or university in a relevant business, finance or accounting degree program

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Socially Responsible Investment Internship

Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Work Schedule: Multiple Schedules

Description: 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.

SRI Finance is a specialty group offering customized finance, fund and insurance products engaging socially responsible investors in the impact sectors which include agriculture, access to finance and housing for the underserved, education, healthcare, information, communications/technology (ICT), renewable energy, water and sanitation. It provides direct and indirect support for projects through direct origination of financing or insurance support or linkages created or assisted by OPIC through consultation, education and outreach. By providing debt financing to for- and not-for-profit entities, big and small, OPIC helps to jumpstart or expand endeavors working alongside philanthropic investors in blended finance transactions. Increasing access to capital helps to move projects to scale thereby empowering people in developing countries to build better futures.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Must be currently enrolled 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 college or university in a relevant undergraduate graduate degree program with a minimum of 60 credits.
  • The ideal candidate should have a undergraduate or graduate level academic concentration in business, international development, economics, or finance.

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Communications Internship

National Archives

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The National Archives Public and Media Communications team promotes National Archives programs, special events, and unmatched historical records. Interns are involved in all core activities of the press team.

Projects:
  • Write press releases, statements, and talking points for wide distribution
  • Field and direct media calls to NARA experts
  • “Pitch” stories to reporters about Archives programs, special events, and records
  • Create content for the National Archives social media sites and blogs
  • Help plan and staff press and public events
  • Shadow expert interviews on TV and radio

Eligibility:

  • All internship applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Applicants must also be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited college or university.
  • Preference is given to students with coursework in communications, history, politics, journalism, writing or related fields that require strong research and writing skills.
  • Have passion, ambition, and a desire to put their communications skills into practice
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, through both writing and speaking, with the media and the public
  • Love American history and thrive in a fast-paced, exciting environment.

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline:

  • Summer 2019: April 1, 2019
  • Fall 2019: July 1, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Photo Services Internship (Fall 2019)

National Archives

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: The National Archives Photo Services Office provides a variety of services to the National Archives including photographic coverage of events for use in public relations, internal communications, and historical documentation. Digital asset management and access to digital photographs is also provided by the Photo Services Office. Student interns will assist the Photo Services Office by: organizing, renaming and captioning digital photos; organizing, identifying and captioning film negatives and photo prints; assisting photographers by collecting caption information at photo shoots and other photograph events; and providing general support.

Eligibility:

  • All internship applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Applicants must also be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited college or university.
  • Preference is given to students currently enrolled in Photography or Information Science programs.

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: July 1, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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Video Production Internship

National Archives

Work Schedule: Varies

Description: Are you a budding filmmaker with a passion for American history?  Then the National Archives wants YOU to join our fast-paced Communications team!   Gain hands-on experience by working with our in-house video producer to create digital video content for National Archives' web sites and social media accounts.

Projects:
  • On-location videography, video editing, logging footage, transcribing, compression and uploading, captioning, and more!
  • Create content for videos highlighting National Archives' programs, exhibits, holdings, and staff
  • Develop digital video content for social media outreach via Facebook, YouTube and other platforms

Eligibility:

  • Should be majoring in film, photography, and/or visual journalism
  • Electronic media background and video-editing experience
  • All internship applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Applicants must also be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited college or university.
  • Preference is given to students with coursework in communications, history, politics, journalism, writing or related fields that require strong research and writing skills.

Locations: Washington, DC

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: 

  • Summer 2019: April 1, 2019
  • Fall 2019: July 1, 2019

For more information or questions, email programs@abpdc.org. 

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