Project Code: STATE-USA-EB-21

Follow the (Multilateral Development Bank) Money!

Project Title Follow the (Multilateral Development Bank) Money!
Project Summary Track multilateral bank activity and identify opportunities to support U.S. foreign policy interests.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office EB/IFD
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Office of Development Finance (ODF) and the Office of Monetary Affairs (OMA) in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs are looking for a motivated and curious virtual intern with an interest in multilateral finance, particularly in Europe and Eurasia.

As a member of the ODF team, you will focus on regional multilateral banks that do not have U.S. representation. These banks include the European Investment Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the Eurasian Development Bank, and the International Investment Bank.

As part of your regular duties, you will track the news and developments related to these banks’ activities and work with State Department officers to provide analysis to policymakers about U.S. foreign policy interests.

Additionally, you will work on several medium and long term assignments, including developing background research materials on each of the banks and writing a case study or a comparative research paper related to these banks and your own research interests. We are happy to work with you to turn this longer project into your semester or capstone paper.

In the course of this internship, you will learn about U.S. and international development policies and multilateral finance institutions, develop strong writing skills by following the Department of State writing guidelines, and gain an understanding of the U.S. foreign economic policy making processes and considerations. 

What else is in it for you in this position?  Our mentorship, flexible workload, and opportunity to expand your professional network and learn more about what working for the U.S. Department of State looks like.

The main skills and knowledge that we are looking for are intellectual curiosity, ability to write clearly and concisely, attention to detail, and a basic knowledge of global economic and development trends.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Economic analysis
Research
Writing
Additional Information

About our offices: 

The Office of Development Finance (ODF) fosters economic development around the world and promotes the prosperity of the United States by developing new markets overseas, supporting export opportunities, and strengthening U.S. international economic ties.  You can learn more about what ODF does here: https://www.state.gov/development-finance/

The Office of Monetary Affairs (OMA) monitors global macroeconomic developments and works to prevent and resolve financial crises in countries where U.S. interests are at risk. OMA also works to expand global economic growth and development by advocating sound macroeconomic policies that foster economic stability and expand opportunities for U.S. trade and investment worldwide. You can learn more about what OMA does here: https://www.state.gov/monetary-affairs/