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Internship

The US Commercial Service Russia offers internship opportunities throughout the year. They usually follow a school calendar schedule with a Fall, Spring and Summer internship available. See the bottom of this page for deadline dates for the next internship opportunity.

What you would be doing:

The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies sell their products and services into the Russian market. We also encourage Russian firms to work with American companies either by representing American manufacturers and their products in this market, buying and utilizing American products, or by developing profitable joint venture arrangements. To support these objectives, the office analyses information on the Russian market, facilitates contacts with Russian businesses, promotes U.S. products in the Russian marketplace, and advocates for U.S. business interests.

Interns assist Commercial Specialists by:

  • conducting market research
  • assisting companies seeking information
  • organizing Trade Missions
  • participating in and organizing Commercial Events
  • conducting administrative work

Who is eligible:

In order to participate in this program you must meet the following qualifications:

Have U.S. or Russian citizenship

  • current enrollment as a junior, senior or graduate student in a school of higher education at the time of the internship
  • proficiency in English and Russian language
  • availability for at least 3 months (Mon-Fri 40hr week)
  • good communication and computer skills

Students of Business, International Relations, Economics, and Languages will benefit most from an internship at the Commercial Service.

Compensation:

This internship is a volunteer service. Federal regulations prohibit financial compensation. We do not provide housing. An official letter of recommendation will be provided. Many Universities will award 3-6 credits for a completed internship. Please discuss with your academic advisor on your school’s policy.

Location:

Interns at the Moscow office will work at the U.S. Commercial Service office location at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

How to apply:

Apply by the application deadline dates listed below.. Your application must include:

  • Cover Letter: Why you want to be an intern, what you have to offer and how you hope to benefit from the internship.
  • CV/Resume: Future goals, computer skills, past experience, academic accomplishments, citizenship, student status.

If you have additional questions or would like to submit your application, send an email to Dinah.McDougall@trade.gov

Please note:

Spring 2015: the deadline for submitting applications for the Spring 2015 semester is October 15, 2014. Submit your application to dinah.mcdougall@trade.gov

Summer 2015: the deadline for submitting applications for the Summer 2015 is February 15, 2015. Submit your application to dinah.mcdougall@trade.gov