Spring 2015 Internship with the U.S. Department of Commerce Global Economics Team

deptSpring 2015 Internship with the Global Economics Team, Office of the Secretary

U.S. Department of Commerce

 The Global Economics Team of the U.S. Department of Commerce is offering a Spring 2015 internship to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students or recent graduates to the Federal Government and presents an exciting opportunity to work on a broad range of the Department’s international priorities.

Housed within the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, the Global Economics Team is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing the Secretary’s international economic agenda, including on matters related to commercial diplomacy and trade policy and promotion.

About OPSP:

OPSP develops strategic policy priorities and provides policy counsel to the leadership of the Department of Commerce and the White House. Specifically, OPSP works with the Department’s leadership by facilitating:

Strategic Planning

  • Developing strategic policy priorities
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of policy initiatives that support these priorities

Policy Counsel

  • Supplying timely and relevant policy advice to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary
  • Providing feedback to Bureau leadership regarding Administration and Department perspectives

Policy Coordination

  • Engaging bureaus within the Department to ensure coordination and integration of policy initiatives with secretarial and Administration objectives
  • Leading cross-bureau initiatives and supporting the implementation of bureau-led policy initiatives
  • Offering policy input into secretarial communications by coordinating bureau policy input

Policy Outreach

  • Synthesizing input and ideas from the Administration, the private sector, non-profit organizations and the academic community to inform the Department’s policy formulation process

The Internship

Interns work closely with OPSP staff to support their crucial roles in the Department’s policy formulation process. Their post within the Office of the Secretary gives them a unique perspective of the Department’s operation and the work of senior staff.

This is an unpaid opportunity. The internship is 8-10 weeks long, with preference for full-time placements.  Applicants must demonstrate an interest in public policy, excellent writing skills, and strong attention to detail.

To Apply:

To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Andrew Longhi at alonghi@doc.gov . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

Applicants Must Be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Eighteen years of age (or older) on or before the first day of the internship
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (2-4 year institution) OR be a recent college graduate

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