Internship – Department of Commerce – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC

Established by Executive Order of the President, SelectUSA is a government-wide initiative to
encourage, facilitate, and accelerate business investment in the United States by both domestic
and foreign firms – a major engine of economic growth and job creation.

Select USA provides enhanced coordination to existing resources and functions within
Commerce and across all federal departments and agencies with operations relevant to its
mission. It works in partnership with state, regional and local economic development
organizations to promote and facilitate overall U.S. business attraction and retention. Select
USA works on behalf of the entire Nation and exercises strict geographic neutrality.

In an era of global capital mobility, the United States faces increasing competition for retaining
and attracting industries and jobs of the future. SelectUSA’s mission is to help support business
investment to create jobs, spur economic growth and promote American competitiveness.


SelectUSA has vacancies for unpaid internships in Fall 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for
students to gain valuable experience and insight into business investment in the United States,
international capital flows, and U.S. investment policy. Duties will range across all aspects of
the operation, including handling incoming investor inquiries; significant assignments in
research, writing, and economic analysis; generation of reports, PowerPoint presentations,
talking points and briefing materials for U.S. government officials; and other related
administrative and research activities.

Candidates should have academic or professional experience in international relations,
economics, international investment and/or trade issues; excellent research and writing skills;
excellent computer skills including MS Office applications like Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and
Word; U.S. citizenship; and current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate school program.
Interns may work full- or part-time (approximately 20 hours per week).


To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample (maximum length 3 pages)
to Keida Ackerman at The application deadline is Friday, August
1, 2014; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications that do not
include a cover letter will not be considered. To learn more about SelectUSA, visit

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