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Internship opportunity Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR logoInternship opportunities are available within The Executive Office of the President, Office of the United States Trade Representative.  The program is a year-round, volunteer program in which undergraduate and graduate students gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy.

Synopsis of Program
The student intern program at USTR is a year-round, volunteer program in which undergraduate and graduate students gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy and, in many cases, earn college credit at the same time.  Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markups.

All applicants must be US Citizens, at least eighteen years of age at the time of application, and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university (2-4 year institution), or have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school.

Students are required to submit a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter must state the dates of availability and the approximate number of hours per week they are able to work.  We also require students to identify their particular geographic or functional areas of interest within our agency (e.g., Africa, China, Western Hemisphere, Environment, Labor Intellectual Property, etc.) as well as any language expertise.  To assist with identifying areas of interest, students can find a brief overview of the functional responsibilities for each of our offices at the following link http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/human-resources/organization.  Each resume must include a current address, e-mail address, and telephone number.  All internships are unpaid.

Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background check.  USTR is a Drug Free Workplace.  Recent or current drug use is not acceptable.  USTR reserves the right to disapprove tentative selectees based on information obtained in the background check.

Application materials must be submitted via email to ustr_hr@ustr.eop.gov and addressed to the attention of:

Ms. Taiwao Erskine
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Human Resources - Intern Coordinator
1724 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20508

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.  However, generally, applications should be submitted by the following deadlines:

Summer internships: March 15
Fall internships: August 15
Spring internships: December 15

For additional information, please review the full overview of our program on USTR's website http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/human-resources/employment/student-internship-program or contact Taiwo Erskine at 202-365-7360.

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