U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
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Interning with the
U.S. Commercial Service-Minnesota

Internships at the U.S. Commercial Service provide students with an opportunity to gain real world, professional experience by working with professionals in the field of international trade and business. Currently, the U.S. Commercial Service has positions available for International Trade Interns.

Requirements include

U.S. Citizenship
Interest in International Affairs
Enrollment in an accredited school
Graduate or undergraduate status
3.0 GPA minimum
16 hours per week availability
20 hours per week availability in summer
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate verbally
Strong writing skills
Strong research skills
Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets & formulas
Background check

To apply email resume and optional cover letter to:

Jim Curtis
U.S. Commercial Service Minnesota
U.S. Export Assistance Center
100 N 6th Street, Suite 210-C
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Email: Jim.Curtis@trade.gov

Intern testimonials

“During my time at the U.S. Commercial Service Minneapolis, I interacted with clients exporting their products all over the world. I gained “real world” experience researching client’s products and potential export markets. Now my international economy class makes more sense, since I am able to use real examples concerning international trade.”—Stephanie, St. Catherine University, Summer 2012

“The U.S. Commercial Service internship is perhaps the best kept secret in Minneapolis – it provides the exceedingly rare chance to work at a federal government agency on international trade issues right here in Minnesota. I have been able to conduct rigorous international market research for clients, develop personal relationships with staff, create promotional materials, and support outstanding events. This experience will undoubtedly contribute to your development as a researcher, professional, and person.”—Joe, University of Minnesota, Fall 2012

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