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OPIC is a dynamic organization that maintains a robust Internship Program.  OPIC offers challenging opportunities to more than one hundred undergraduate and graduate students each year who are diverse, adaptable, well-rounded, strategic thinkers and problem-solvers, and who are committed to exploring and experiencing a public service opportunity.

OPIC offers Internships year round. So, whether you are looking to perform an Internship during your Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters or even winter break, we may be able to accommodate you.

All Internships are performed in Washington, DC and can last from 12 weeks to 12 months.

Experience Gained

While the duties of the OPIC Internship Program vary, Interns perform a variety of assignments including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing applications for financing and financial statements;
  • Building or analyzing models of projected project cash flows;
  • Conducting research on underwriting issues; policies and procedures; international investments, finance and International law and development, etc.;
  • Preparing country economic and political risk analysis;
  • Preparing credit reviews of outstanding loans;
  • Data processing and personnel management;
  • Analyzing the potential environmental and social impact of projects; and much more.

OPIC’s Internship Program offers valuable experience that contributes to educational and professional growth.  The experience Interns gained at OPIC can be applied in any future employment endeavor, including those in Federal/State/Local Governments or in the private sector.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for an OPIC Internship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be a student enrolled or be accepted for enrollment (at least part-time) in a relevant degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university;
  • Meet the qualification requirements outlined in the Internship vacancy announcement; and,
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
Online Application Process

If you are interested in applying for the OPIC Student Internship Program, click on the link of your choice under “Internship Opportunities” below.  This will bring you directly into the respective vacancy announcement which, will contain the specific duties of the Internship, qualification requirements, how to apply, and information on the selection process.

You may also access OPIC Internship opportunities by logging on to and search for “OPIC.”
Begin the process by reading the vacancy announcement in its entirety.  To be considered for an OPIC Internship, you must submit your resume, along with all required documentation as outlined in the vacancy announcement for which you would like to be considered. Be sure to contact the Human Resources Point of Contact listed on the vacancy announcement should you have any questions about the application process.

Terms and Compensation
  • This is a non-paid Internship Program.  As such, compensation will not be provided.
  • You may earn academic credits, as permitted by your college or university.
  • In accordance with 5 United States Code 3111 and Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 308, as an Intern, you will not be considered a Federal employee for any purposes other than injury compensation or laws related to the Tort Claims Act.
  • Service as an Intern is not creditable for leave accrual or any other employee benefits.
  • Interns may be eligible to receive transportation subsidy benefits.
Current Internship Opportunities