The Investment Funds Department (IFD) addresses the dearth of risk capital in emerging and frontier markets by providing financing to private equity and other fund vehicles that invest 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, OPIC helps profit-oriented enterprises in the emerging markets access risk capital, management guidance, and financial expertise.
- 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 OPIC General Call for Proposals.
- 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 OPIC’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.
Job family (Series)
1199 Business And Industry Student Trainee
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
QualificationsApplicants 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.
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(s) indicated on the letter of interest. A separate application should be submitted for each internship of interest.
If interested, please apply here.