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Guidelines for Interns

Here are general guidelines to keep in mind during your internship. They were developed based on questions we received from past interns.

1. How do I dress?
The Commercial Service office deals with the public. Therefore blue jeans and polo/T shirts are not recommended.

Men should have a jacket and tie for special occasions. It is ok for women to wear dressy pants to the office. The professional staff usually wears a suit, pantsuit or a dress. You must wear or carry your ID badge at all times.

2. Where can I eat lunch?
You can bring your own lunch or eat at the Embassy cafeteria for a reasonable price.

3. What is the office contact information?
Our telephone numbers are: (51-1) 618-2442, (51-1) 434-3040
Our fax number is: (51-1) 434-3041

4. What are your business hours?
Our hours are 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. When we have large projects we do work overtime to ensure they are successfully completed. The latest you may stay at the office is 7 pm.

5. What about mail and e-mail?
You should arrange to have mail delivered to the residence where you are staying. You will have an official email address about 3 weeks after arrival. You can access your personal email account from your desktop computer. Personal correspondence should be handled on your personal time.

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Following the successful completion of your internship, you will receive a written evaluation.