Overseas Private Investment Corporation NON-PAID Student Volunteer Intern (Graphic Design) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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OPIC is an independent agency with a skilled and talented team focused on supporting U.S. investment in developing countries. OPIC offers financing and political risk insurance for projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Office of Investment Policy (OIP) analyzes OPIC’s projects that have received OPIC support to understand the broader impacts of its projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It prepares videos, social media and other presentations that convey the impacts of these projects on multiple stakeholders including businesses, communities, governments and economies. OIP also analyzes 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. Presentations related to this work and related monitoring trips are also developed and conveyed to internal management and external stakeholders including the Hill and other government officials, business executives and NGO leadership.

The Development Outcomes Graphic Design internship requires the intern to develop creative, effective designs that will be used to promote the stories and data related to OPIC’s projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The objective is to show their impact on the communities and economies in other countries as well as in the U.S. The intern will have the opportunity to work on videos, social media, presentations and other items that will be viewed by top level government officals, business executives and leaders of NGOs here and overseas. Ideally, the intern will work on slides, videos, presentations and infographics that have strong impact and visually convey messages that demonstrate the development effects of individual projects and other areas relevant to OPIC’s mission. The intern will have the opportunity to work with videographers and photographers on several projects. The intern will work for the Office of Investment Policy but may also support efforts completed in coordination with the Office of External Affairs.

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As a Graphic Design Intern, you will:

  • Develop creative graphics for use in videos, social media and other presentations to relate the impressive effects that OPIC projects have on communities around the world
  • Create new infographics and utilize data visualization techniques to capture and convey information about OPIC’s financing and political risk insurance activities in new and impactful ways
  • Design new graphics to enhance the reports created by OPIC including the Annual Development Report that goes to Congress as well as other public and private stakeholders.
  • Develop a Tableau-based dashboard to house critical information about OPIC’s performance.
  • Work with the OIP team to create a series of attention-grabbing fact sheets that provide important development impact information to OPIC stakeholders.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Students who are U.S. Citizens and are enrolled or accepted for enrollment (at least part-time) in a relevant design degree program with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA. (90 credits or higher) seeking a summer or fall 2018 Internship.

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Conditions of Employment
  • 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
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must provide current 2018 transcript or letter of acceptance

Preferred skills: In addition to the requisite graphic design skills, individuals with initiative and ability to work independently are highly desired. Individuals with initiative and ability to work independently are highly desired.


Applicant must be a student seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design. All students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student, taking at least a half-time academic course load.


Seeking a degree in Graphic Designor similiar area of studysuch as:

  • Graphic design
  • Communication design
  • Communications design
  • Visual communications
  • Visual communication design
  • Interaction design
  • Advertising design
  • Multimedia design
Additional information

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.

Students must be willing and able to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C. to carry out the Internship. All qualified students 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.

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. 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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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Department Intern Coordinators receive all applications of qualified students to review, conduct interviews, and make selections. OPIC cannot pay travel expenses. Therefore, face-to-face interviews are not required. Interviews may be conducted by phone. To preview questions please click here.

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Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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Required Documents

Supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, SF-15, college transcripts, etc.) should be included with your resume package. Resume must clearly state your experience as related to the position. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc. Only send documentations requested/required and that directly supports your qualifications for the position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

Before applying, read the entire vacancy announcement and ensure you are comfortable with the requirements. If you are a new user to the USAJOBS site and have never registered for an account; you will first need to create an account by clicking on the following link my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login Once you have gathered all of the required information and are ready to begin the application process, click the button "Apply online" at the bottom of the page. You will then be directed away from USAJobs to the OPIC Enterprise systems application site. Once you have reached Enterprise, you will be prompted to enter (or update) your contact information on file with us. You can then begin answering the questions in the application. When you are done with all of the questions on a single page, click "Next" and proceed to the next page. If you experience any difficulties with the Enterprise application site, or you do not have access to a computer or the Internet to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed on the vacancy.

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Agency contact information
Trudy-Ann Powell







OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION 1100 New York Avenue NW Washington, District of Columbia United States

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500948900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 06/04/2018 to 07/13/2018

Salary: $0 to $0 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 00

Work schedule: Part-Time - Full-Time or Part-time

Appointment type: Internships - 1 year or less.