About the Internship Program
The U.S. Commercial Service has an active internship program throughout the year, and we welcome applications from suitable candidates to work alongside our staff at the U.S. Embassy in London.
The U.S. Commercial Service UK (CSUK) at the U.S. Embassy in London promotes exports of U.S. goods and/or services into the UK market and inward investment into the U.S. We provide a range of services and programs to help American companies export goods and services to the United Kingdom.
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Our office analyzes information on the UK market, facilitates contacts with UK businesses, promotes U.S. products in the UK and European marketplace, and advocates U.S. business interests. We assist trade missions to the UK and provide logistical support to U.S. companies holding product launches and exhibitions.
The intern’s work assignments will provide exposure to our full range of activities and services. Every attempt is made to give hands-on experience where appropriate. It must be stressed, however, that the immediate requirements of the mission program must take precedence over other considerations.
Intern assignments may include:
While we prefer interns with International Business, Business Administration or Marketing majors, we will consider all appropriate applicants.
Please note that interns do not receive any compensation, and no housing or other financial assistance is available.
In order to qualify for an internship, potential candidates should be:
All acceptances are subject to a security clearance prior to beginning work at the Embassy, which generally takes 3 months to complete. Please ensure to allow a sufficient amount of time to process both your application and security clearance.
If you are interested in an internship with the U.S. Commercial Service's London office, please send at the address below:
Candidates may submit their resume, cover letter, and writing sample together and then ask that their references be sent to the Internship Coordinator separately. However, please note that only complete applications will be reviewed.
This information must be received by our office well in advance of your intended start date. Once received, applications will be reviewed by our office and successful candidates will be invited to interview. If offered an internship, you will be asked to complete a number of security forms and a fingerprint card, and you will need to provide a photocopy of your passport. As stated above, there is a 90-day lead time for security processing which is in addition to our office's review of your application, so it is essential that you submit your application early.
If you wish to display this opportunity in your university’s Career Center or would like to send a copy of our flyer to an interested student, please use the following link to download our flyer:
This video is made by Interns for future/prospective interns at the US Commercial Service in London. Our goal is to give students an "insiders" look into what we do on a daily basis. Watch the video
If you require any further information or would like to submit an application, please contact:
U.S. Commercial Service
24 Grosvenor Square
London W1A 1AE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 0430
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7894 0020