Project Description

International Development Finance Corporation

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. The agency works with 135 countries offering:

  • Debt financing
  • Equity investments
  • Feasibility studies
  • Investment funds
  • Political risk insurance
  • Technical assistance

Their priorities are focused on:

  • Empowering women
  • Confronting climate change
  • Responding to COVID
  • Bolstering connectivity

Career opportunities in DFC are available in the following functions: Business Development Specialist, Finance Specialist, Economist, Attorney-Advisor and Management.

Keys to Success: Since many DFC functions revolve around insurance and finance, a background in either or both is essential. Experience in economics, economic development, banking, technology, or statistics is also helpful. DFC offers internships at their Washington, D.C. offices during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Interns must be enrolled at least part-time in a relevant degree program. DFC generally seeks students studying towards a graduate degree in business administration, international affairs, economics, and law. Learn more