An internship offers the opportunity for students to learn about career opportunities with the federal government and gain international business experience. International Trade Interns assist International Trade Specialists in preparing market research and advising San Diego business clients on exporting strategies. Interns participate in meetings with San Diego area companies, international business organizations, and foreign officials. They also assist in developing and organizing trade promotion events and activities.


  • Full or part-time student - U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant academic field - Minimum 160 hour requirement
  • Strong writing and verbal communication - Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of PC software: Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe

Internship Duties:

Business Counseling: Assist companies through export process, regulations, and organizing trade events.

International Market Research: Undertake market research utilizing a variety of resources, including databases and internet.

Trade Event Promotion: Organization of international and U.S. trade events.

Administrative: Preparing communications with companies, and maintaining company database profiles.

How to Apply:

To be considered for an internship, please submit a cover letter and resume to Internship Coordinator, Julia Rauner Guerrero.

  • By December 1st for Spring Semester
  • By March 1st for Summer
  • By August 1st for Fall Semester

For more information contact Julia Rauner Guerrero at (858) 467-7043 or send email with resume and we will return your inquiry.

Thank you for considering an internship with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Although the internship in unpaid, we provide a solid entry level experience or students who wish to pursue careers in international trade.