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The U.S. Department of Commerce Northern New Jersey Office offers internships to graduate and undergraduate 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. The Northern New Jersey Office 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.
Being the premier government organization involved in international trade with a worldwide field presence, the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service can offer a unique internship opportunity in international business. To learn more about our organization please visit www.export.gov .
The purpose of the internship is three-fold:
1) To provide a problem-solving perspective within a "real world" professional environment.
2) To provide the student with the ability to creatively link the theoretical world of philosophies, values, and techniques with practical and immediate tasks and goals.
3) To provide the student with an inside awareness of the agencies, individuals, and programs associated with the student's specialized area of interest.
Throughout the internship the student will conduct a host of duties that include:
The value of the internship is centered on the research and outreach that the student will perform for the office staff. Not only will the intern gain an insight into international market research and exporting, but the student also acquires an understanding of the resources available to businesses who seek to penetrate overseas markets on their own.
*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 or foreign language capability preferred
Please note the internship is a voluntary effort. We request that an intern have 12 to 16 hours a week to offer.