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Congressional and Public Affairs Student Volunteer Intern Summer

Company name
Millennium Challenge Corporation

$0.00 to $0.00

Washington, DC

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$0 to $0 per year

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MC 00

Work schedule

Multiple Schedules

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Few vacancies in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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Whether you are new to the Federal government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit our website at

to see the dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation!

The MCC Department of Congressional and Public Affairs is recruiting for the Summer 2018 Student Volunteer Internship Program. Internships are provided for students with a desire to work in the international development field and/or public sector and assignments are designed to complement the intern's educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and individual MCC departments.

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Candidates will have an opportunity to assist in a wide range of duties to help increase public awareness of MCC's mission, goals, and accomplishments. Opportunities are available in the following area: Public Affairs, and Media Relations.

Public Affairs Intern: Interns will contribute to communicating MCC's innovative model of aid effectiveness to targeted audiences in the United States and overseas. This includes assisting in production of MCC materials for public distribution, coordination of agency public events, outreach to traditional and non-traditional media outlets, and interagency collaboration. Responsibilities may include writing and editing public materials and web copy, developing and staffing outreach events with leaders in the development field, preparing press briefings, gathering press clips, and undertaking research projects. Interns will work closely with the Associate Director for Public Engagement, the Associate Director for Press, the Director of Communications, and the Director of Speech Writing and Editorial Services.

Graphic Design/Videography/New Media/Creative Services Intern: Interns will assist with managing MCC's worldwide brand identity and public websites by: completing assigned projects through collaboration with other team members; acquiring an improved understanding of time-based media skills including video production, audio production, and non-linear editing; utilizing new media skills to plan, record, and edit multimedia productions; cataloging digital assets; working on print materials, including layout of short- and long-form documents and preparing same for production by professional printers; acquiring an improved understanding of common web development languages including HTML, CSS, and PHP; assisting with managing content on MCC websites using Expression Engine, MCC's web-based content management system; ensuring adherence to established standards for meta data values and making updates as needed; assisting with gathering of analytics data and preparation of web site usage reports; and utilizing web design, development, and content skills to draft, manage, and execute web features. Interns will work closely with the Director of Branding and Web Projects, Designer, and Public Affairs Officer. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud production applications such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and Dreamweaver is required, with HTML, CSS, PHP and ExpressionEngine/Wordpress/Drupal skills highly desirable.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0099 General Student Trainee



Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship Required

Must be able to successfully complete a background investigation


Students must meet the following requirements to qualify:

Must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited degree/diploma program (unless higher level program is specified)

Must be in good academic standing


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

All internships are NON-PAID. The student is considered a volunteer and is not entitled to compensation or overtime during any portion of this assignment. However, a transportation benefit may be provided depending on availability of funds.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you have submitted all of the required documents (see Required Documents Section) and meet the requirements to apply. If you meet the requirements, your application/resume will be referred for consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your resume (For tips on preparing your resume see: (

A copy of your current school transcripts must accompany your resume at the time of submission. THIS IS REQUIRED OF ALL INTERNS. Failure to do so will result in an automatic disqualification. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted; however, if you are selected for placement, you will be required to submit an official copy to initiate the security clearance process. Transcripts should indicate current semester enrollment and include school name, location, course titles, grades, dates completed, and number of credits earned.

A cover letter identifying for which intern position you are applying.

A completed copy of OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (



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How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Your Résumé (For tips on preparing your resume see: (

A current copy of your school transcripts

A cover letter identifying the intern position for which you are applying

OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/15/2018.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

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Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Agency contact information

MCC HR-Applications





Congressional and Public Affairs

1099 14th St NW

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you have submitted all of the required documents (see Required Documents Section) and meet the requirements to apply. If you meet the requirements, your application/resume will be referred for consideration.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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