The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is a self-sustaining U.S. government agency whose function is to help American businesses that want to invest in overseas emerging markets. Selling political risk insurance and loans, OPIC has profited yearly, becoming a self- sustaining agency.
Interns work in finance, insurance, investment funds, the Office of Investment Policy, Office of External and Public Affairs, the Office of the CFO and the Department of Legal Affairs. Interns conduct risk analyses of overseas investment opportunities, draft press releases, evaluate the economic benefit of overseas investments, keep track of relevant Congressional issues and research workers’ rights.
Open to college juniors and seniors, and grad students. Legal internships are open to law students.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
1100 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20527
Phone: (202) 336-8683
Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students