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Internship at the U.S. Commercial Service

Internship Opportunity at the American Embassy – U.S. Commercial Service, Zagreb

The U.S. Commercial Service is accepting applications from suitable candidates seeking experience promoting trade between the United States and Croatia.

What We Do

Our work pursues two key objectives:

1. To assist U.S. companies with their efforts to enter the Croatian market through representation, direct sales, licensing agreements, or joint ventures.

2. To assist Croatian companies in forming business relationships with U.S. companies by representing U.S. products, importing goods, or through joint venture and licensing arrangements, or to invest in U.S. through SelectUSA.

Our office analyzes information on the Croatian market, facilitates contacts with Croatian businesses, promotes U.S. products in Croatian marketplace, and advocates U.S. business interests. We assist trade missions to Croatia and provide logistical support to U.S. companies holding product launches and exhibitions.

What Our Interns Do

Interns are given assignments that will provide exposure to a full range of our activities and services, and every attempt is made to give meaningful and hands-on experience where appropriate. Assignments may include the following:

  • Collecting and analyzing information for market research reports
  • Responding to enquiries from U.S. companies
  • Assisting in the preparation of trade events and trade missions
  • Assisting with U.S. Commercial Service fee-based programs such as the Gold Key Service, Single Company Promotion, International Company Profile and International Partner Search
  • Prepare marketing packages for upcoming trade shows in the United States in order to help attract foreign buyers (i.e., International Buyer Program)

Interns do not receive any compensation. No housing or any financial assistance is available. Before applying make sure you have arranged your accommodation in Zagreb, Croatia. To qualify, you must be:

  • A senior or postgraduate student during the semester you are applying for
  • Available for work of a minimum of 3 months or 500 hours
  • Able to work minimum 4 full days per week
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited American or Croatian college or university and returning to education after the internship ends
  • In possession of a U.S. or Croatian passport

To apply, please first check with suzana.vezilic@trade.gov if there is a vacant internship position available for the period you want to work and then, if you receive positive answer, please send your resume, photo, a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Suzana Vezilic to her email or at the following address:

Suzana Vezilic
Internship Coordinator
U.S. Commercial Service
Thomasa Jeffersona 2
10010 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 661 2224
E-mail: suzana.vezilic@trade.gov