Student Volunteers Information

Student Volunteers Eligibility

The International Trade Student Volunteer is unpaid but volunteers can receive college credit. The position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. Openings become available sporadically, and interviews are conducted at our offices or over the phone.

The office operates Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Requirements

Position is an unpaid position with a possibility of a travel stipend. Must be a U.S. Citizen and pass a fingerprint check. Must be enrolled at least part-time in a college or university.

Major Areas of Study

All Business Majors, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Law, International Studies and Relations, Marketing, Finance, Foreign Language, Communications, Sociology, Geography and History.

Daily Student Volunteer Activities

  • Provide support to International Trade Specialists in outreach, market research, trade promotion, and international trade and policy development
  • Opportunity to take part in trade development meetings with American and foreign government officials and executives, in key industries
  • Research and analysis on commercial markets in Latin America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Research on policy and regulatory issues involving global markets
  • Writing on international trade and regulatory issues involving trade negotiations
  • Promotion of industry trade events
  • Database management

Student Volunteer Contact Information

The U.S. Commercial Service in Arizona has three physical locations in Arizona. You may apply for a position in Phoenix Downtown, Scottsdale Skysong, and Tucson Downtown.

For Phoenix and Scottsdale, please send your resume to Office.Phoenix@trade.gov

For Tucson, please send your resume to Christina.Parisi@trade.gov