Internship Eligibility

The International Trade Internship is an unpaid internship for college credit. The internship requires completion of 6-10 months or 360-720 hours with a minimum of 16 hours per week. Openings become available sporadically, and interviews are conducted at our offices or over the phone.

The office operates Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Requirements
Position is an unpaid internship. Applicants must fulfill minimum hourly requirements and complete 360 hours. Must be a U.S. Citizen. 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 Internship 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

Internship Contact Information

U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
55 South Market Street, Suite 1040
San Jose, CA 95113

Telephone: 408-535-2757 x. 103
Fax: 406-535-2758
Email: karl.kailing@trade.gov

Please send your resume to karl.kailing@trade.gov