Internship Opportunities

The U.S. Commercial Service's Utah U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) offers students Fall and Spring semester internship programs to gain invaluable practical business experience in the field of international trade. A keen ability to understand the international business environment and global geography is essential. Foreign travel, international studies, and multiple language capabilities add an important dimension to a candidate's application. The USEAC has a consistently high volume of work and interns are expected to assist permanent staff with daily core business activities such as market research and exporter outreach as well as planning special activities such as export education workshops and seminars. Numerous opportunities will be available to interact with local businesses.

It is imperative that intern candidates are able to communicate in a professional environment, be enthusiastic, and willing to learn. Internships at the Utah USEAC are one academic semester in length (i.e., three-to-four months) and are unpaid. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in an area institution of higher education.  The application and processing period requires a 6-8 week lead time, thus candidates are encouraged to submit their application (e-mailed resume to shelby.peterson@trade.gov) well in advance of the beginning of the academic semester for which they are applying.

Major Areas of Study:
All Business Majors, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Law, International Relations, Marketing, Foreign Language, Communications, Sociology, Geography and History.

For additional information, please contact Shelby Peterson at the Salt Lake City U.S. Export Assistance Center: 801/255-1872 or shelby.peterson@trade.gov.

For Employers:
The US Export Assistance Centers provide a strong internship program for college students. Interns have gained valuable and on-hands experience such as coordinating detailed market research information, the development of trade seminars, assistance in client counseling, and networking capabilities. If interested in meeting with our qualified interns and receiving their resume for possible employment, please contact the Salt Lake City U.S. Export Assistance Center.