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Internship Application – Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo , Brasilia and Recife offices

We are accepting applications for 2014.

The U.S. Commercial Service offer challenging internships to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in international business. Students who are United States citizens and have an interest in international trade should apply.

The mission of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is to assist small and medium-sized firms engaged in international trade. Our offices of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service achieves this mission by providing one-on-one business counseling services, foreign contact and sales leads, and market information on products and services. To learn more about our organization please visit: www.export.gov

Work Plan

Throughout the internship the student will conduct a host of duties that range from responding to telephone inquiries concerning international trade to international market research. The value of the internship is centered on the research and outreach that the student will perform for the office staff. The student will also assist the Event Coordinator with the trade missions and trade events. Collect market data for market reports such as International Market Insight (IMI) and Industry Subsector Analysis (ISAs) prior to the Commercial Officer's final approval.

Required Skills 

*Be enrolled in an U.S. university in the         

*Proficient typing skills, data entry skills
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
*Proficient internet skills using Microsoft Internet Explorer, knowledge in information retrieval, search engines

*Strong telephone etiquette skills, and ability to speak confidently
*Some level of international trade experience,

*Portuguese language capability is preferred

Please note the internship is a voluntary effort.  No funds are available to cover any costs incurred during this internship.  We request that an intern have at least 12 to 16 hours a week to offer.

For further information on internships with the Rio de Janeiro Office of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, please email josi.alves@trade.gov

For further information on internships with the Brasilia office of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, please email: laura.reffatti@trade.gov

For further information on internships with the São Paulo office of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, please email: Tereza.Castro@trade.gov

For further information on internships with the Recife office of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, please email: Eric.Olson@trade.gov

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume.


Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Recife, PE, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil