Weekly Newsletter – April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015


SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – Apr 20, 2015

Club members, please see information on this week’s exciting events below as well as important internship/full-time position deadlines.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership 


Apr. 21: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OIA Information Session” – The U.S. Department of the Treasury – Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) representatives will speak with students about the office and the Fall Internship Opportunities. Tuesday, 12:30pm. Nitze 2nd Floor Career Services. RSVP on SAISWorks.

Apr. 23: “Market Deregulation and Optimal Monetary Policy in a Monetary Union” – Fabio Ghironi, Castor Professor of Economics, University of Washington, will discuss the topic at the International Economics Faculty Seminar. Thursday, 4:30pm. BOB 714. Members of SAIS community should RSVP at srusso1@jhu.edu


Apr 24: “A Sustainable Energy Future: Merging Finance, Regulation, and Design” Please join us on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a discussion on how the financial, regulatory, and design aspects of renewables will impact the future of sustainable energy. Panelists include Ross Chanin, Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, Peter Dean, a faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies, and David Milner, CEO of NuGen Capital. The Hon. Richard Morningstar, Founding Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center will deliver welcome remarks and moderate the discussion.
For more information click here.
Apr. 22: “Currency Manipulation – A Role for Trade Agreements or Trade Remedies?”– As the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations reach an end game, the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue to move forward, and Congress begins to mull possible Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, currency manipulation has once again been brought to the forefront in the trade debate. Negotiators have not included any provisions on currency in the TPP but many in the trade community are calling for action. Join our featured panel to discuss if trade agreements are the proper avenue for addressing the issue of currency manipulation and find out what could and should be done on the issue. For more information click here.
Apr. 23: “Digital Payments and Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity?” – The Bretton Woods Committee in partnership with the Institute for International Economic Policy will convene a seminar involving policymakers, regulators, and private and financial sector experts to evaluate the changes digital currencies and payment systems have brought to the market and the disruptive potential of a future in which they may become more conventional.  The panelists will evaluate the disruptive likelihood of digital currencies and payments systems (and the underlying technology) on the financial system and the broader global economic order; discuss implications for key stakeholders such as traditional banking institutions, financial services intermediaries, early adopters, and marginalized consumers; and assess the roles for regulators and international financial institutions in a future in which digital payment systems and/or currencies may become mainstream. For more information click here.


Internship Highlight:

OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date, OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investment in over 4,000 projects, generated an estimated $76 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 278,000 American jobs.

For further information on OPIC positions and Internships please go to https://www.opic.gov/who-we-are/careers

Internships –
If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

Social Impact
– Corporate Operations Internship – Deadline 04/24

FINCA International – Data Analyst Intern (Paid) – Deadline  04/30

FINCA International – Market Research Volunteer – Deadline  04/30

U.S. Trade Representative – Summer Intern – Deadline  04/30

U.S. Department of Commerce (ITA) – Summer Intern – Deadline 05/01

Japan Center for International Finance – Intern (Paid) – Deadline 05/15

FINCA International – Project Management Volunteer- Deadline  05/31

FINCA International – Executive Initiatives Volunteer – Deadline  06/30

Full-time – If no contact listed, details available on SAISWorks

The World Bank – Senior Investment Policy Specialist – Deadline 04/21

CARANA Corporation –  Senior Associate – Deadline 04/24

East-West Financial Services, Ltd. – Associate, International Investment Banking – Deadline 04/24

MicroSave – Senior Quantitative Specialist (India or Kenya) – Deadline 04/30

PwC – Full-time Associate – Deadline 05/06

Social Impact – Administrative Assistant – Deadline 05/29

Newsletter Contributors

On-Campus Events: Wenxin Lin
Off-Campus Events: Ahmed Aliyu
Jobs & Internships: Jingyang Chen
Editor: Wendy Zhiyi Chen


Stay up-to-date with club events on the SAIS International Finance Club website and facebook group

Add Finance Club events to your Google calendar by entering saisinternationalfinance@gmail.com in the “Add a friend’s calendar” text box under “Other calendars”. Alternatively, you can view the calendar using the following addresses:

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