Wednesday, January 19, 2011

International Trade Administration Summer Internship

The International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce is accepting applications from 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls for volunteer summer interns in Washington, DC. Last year, the ITA hired 90 interns out of 400 applications. Interns conduct research and analyze regulatory, trade and investment issues; help prepare briefing papers, memos and other materials for senior officials; prepare responses to internal and external clients; and track deadlines and upcoming trade events.

The ITA works to strengthen the competitiveness of US industry (at home and abroad), promote trade and investment, and ensure fair trade through the enforcement of trade laws and agreements. It also helps improve the global business environment. Currently, the ITA is working on the President's economic recovery agenda and the National Export Initiative to sustain economic growth and support American jobs.

Must be a US citizen and have at least a 3.0 GPA; work well in a team environment; have strong oral and written communication skills; and be detailed oriented, able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. International experience (education, travel and employment) and foreign language skills are a plus, but not required.

Submit resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript (listing current cumulative GPA and number of credit hours taken) by February 26, 2011 for Summer 2011. Candidates are notified of receipt of application. In-person and telephonic interviews are conducted, and offers are typically made within one week of interview.

Submit in Word or PDF by email:
or submit by Fax: 202-501-6159

Mr. Lesley Nichols
International Trade Association
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Strategic Resources
14th & Constitution Ave., NW
Room 2006
Washington, DC 20230