Political Risk Internship

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Job Description

Summary

Unpaid internships with DFC are offered year round in Washington, D.C., and can last from 12 weeks to 12 months. The Office of Structured Finance and Insurance (SFI) Insurance team provides a key tool in the mitigation of risk in international business investments. Political risk insurance (PRI) protects investors again certain political conditions such as the actions of a foreign government or of political situations that lead to civil strife.

Responsibilities

The Insurance team provides comprehensive, cost-effective PRI and re-insurance. Specifically, political risk insurance provides protection against three kinds of political risks: currency inconvertibility, expropriation of assets by a foreign government and damage to assets due to political violence.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; and Assisting officers with PRI contract amendments

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program, specifically in Finance, Accounting, International Affairs, International Development, International Relations or International Economics. Previous work experience, particularly in international business, is required.

Education

Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university in a relevant graduate degree program, specifically in Finance, Accounting, International Affairs, International Development, International Relations or International Economics.

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