U.S. International Trade Commission
The U.S. International Trade Commission is a 400-person independent federal agency located in southwest Washington, DC, near the L’Enfant Plaza metro and Virginia Railway Express stations.
The mission of the Commission is to (1) administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner; (2) provide the President, USTR, and Congress with independent quality analysis, information, and support on matters of tariffs and international trade and competitiveness; and (3) maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). In so doing, the Commission serves the public by implementing U.S. law and contributing to the development of sound and informed U.S. trade policy.
The Office of Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission seeks student interns to serve as investigative assistants in the conduct of antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations. All applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student on at least a half-time schedule at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program, preferably in the field of international trade, international business, or international economics. Applicants seeking undergraduate degrees in international affairs, business, economics, accounting, statistics, or similar fields are preferred. Strong organizational and computer skills, particularly in word processing and spreadsheets, are essential. Duties may involve assisting investigators and financial analysts with the investigations; various administrative and technology-related tasks such as web postings; or assisting with office management. This is an unpaid position and, if appropriate, may be used for school credit.
In order to be considered for an internship, an applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen;
- Be a student at an accredited, four-year university at the time of the internship;
- Enter into a student agreement with the university and the USITC;
- Pass a background investigation.
If interested, please submit a resume and unofficial college transcript as well as a cover letter detailing availability and whether you are interested in a part-time or full-time schedule. Part-time interns should be able to work 16-20 hours per week. Full time interns should be able to work 40 hours per week. Applicants can email their documents directly to OINVInterns@usitc.gov.
All applications must be received by no later than Monday, November 6, 2017.