SelectUSA Internship Opportunity with the U.S. Department of Commerce


SelectUSA is a government initiative to encourage business development in the United States and to promote economic growth and job creation. It works in partnership with state, regional and local economic development organizations to promote and facilitate overall U.S. business attraction and retention. SelectUSA’s mission is to help support business investment, to create jobs, spur economic growth and promote American competitiveness.

SelectUSA currently has openings for unpaid internships in Summer 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.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample (3 page maximum) to Keida Ackerman. The application deadline is Monday, March 31, 2014; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Click here to learn more about SelectUSA.

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