International Business Trade Internship

U.S. Commercial Service Long Island

U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Commercial Service Long Island is a local federal government office with a global network that provides customized solutions enabling New York companies to sell U.S.-made products and services internationally.

Professional Level Internship Spring 2020 (90-day period)

Old Westbury, Long Island, NY 1 position available

Open to Undergraduate & Graduate students Background check required

Benefits of the internship:

Gain a practical and more global perspective on trade policy, promotion and advocacy;

Understand the operations of the U.S. Commercial Service and the career opportunities it offers;

Learn how the U.S. Government serves local companies’ exporting needs;

Collaborate with partners across NY state and at the federal level and gain new valuable career contacts;

Gain exposure to a wide-range of resources such as access to data, research tools, market intelligence guides, and databases that can help you with school research projects; and

Learn about the business community on Long Island; visit companies and participate on one-on-one counseling.

Responsibilities:

Market Research: Utilizing federal government databases, trade journals and internet-based market research to assist companies identify best market prospects

Marketing/Promotional: Promoting overseas trade shows, export leads, seminars and other trade activities; preparation of newsletters, webinars, podcasts and other promotional media; event/seminar support; promoting CS Long Island via social media and traditional marketing, as appropriate

Business Counseling: Directing inquiries from exporters regarding trade requirements, regulations, documentation, country issues, commodity classification, etc.; attend meetings with local businesses to assess exporting needs

Administrative: Website, media, social media, and newsletter management; data entry; maintenance of trade reference resources

Event Support: Support export seminars, including recruitment, registration, logistics, planning and on-site program support

Special Projects: as assigned

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Volunteer positions only (Unpaid)
  • Interest in International Trade
  • Enrollment in accredited school during the duration of the internship
  • Graduate or undergraduate status
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • 16 hours + per week availability
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets & formulas
  • Background check – Please note that this process can take up to EIGHT weeks

APPLICATION PROCESS

Email resume, cover letter and the required application information below to:

Susan Sadocha

Director

U.S. Commercial Service Long Island

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY 11568

Tel: (516) 427-9117

Susan.Sadocha@trade.gov

Required application information – Please copy, paste, fill it out in a Word doc:

Name:

Present Address:

Telephone Number:

Home Address:

Home Telephone Number:

Mobile Number:

Email Address:

Are you a U.S. citizen? * Applicant must be a U.S. citizen *

University/College:

Current Standing: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Grad Student

Major:

Minor:

Type of Degree:

Will you receive college credits for this internship? Yes No If yes, how many credits?

Availability - number of hours per week:

Days of the week you would be available:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Availability Date:

University Contact (below) responsible for internship

Name:

Title:

Address:

Telephone Number:

Fax Number:

Email Address:


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