Internship Opportunities

Afghanistan and Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Forces
International Trade Administration -- U.S. Department of Commerce

The Afghanistan and Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Forces seek unpaid international trade interns for one or two competitive positions each semester (Spring, Summer, Fall). This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about how the U.S. government operates and contributes to Afghanistan and Iraq reconstruction efforts. Interns work on both Task Forces.

About the Afghanistan and Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Forces:

The Afghanistan and Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Forces of the U.S. Department of Commerce serve as clearinghouses of information for U.S. companies interested in doing business in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Task Force works closely with other U.S. government agencies, Afghan and Iraqi government agencies, and international organizations to provide U.S. companies counseling on the latest developments and business opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Intern duties include the following:

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Interact with U.S. and international companies, including responding to the Task Forces’ hotline and e-mail systems;

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Research issues to assist U.S. companies and support policy initiatives;

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Participate in meetings with the private sector, other U.S. government agencies, and international organizations;

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Support planning of several major events and meetings;

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Assist with regular updates to the Web sites and client database;

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Research news items affecting the commercial sector in both countries and disseminate to the team daily.

Interns are eligible to receive Federal public transit benefits.

Qualifications:

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Concurrently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students interested in learning how the U.S. government operates and contributes to Afghanistan and Iraq reconstruction efforts;

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Majoring in international affairs, international trade, economics, or business;

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Excellent research, writing, and computer skills;

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Available at least 20 hours per week;

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U.S. citizenship required

To apply:

Fax a cover letter and resume to (202) 482-0980 (attention Intern Coordinator) or e-mail a cover letter and resume to AfghanInfo@mail.doc.gov (please put Internship in the subject line) by the deadlines below:
      Spring: November 15
      Summer: April 1
      Fall: July 31



Last Updated: 11/4/11 2:25 PM