Interning with the U.S. Commercial Service

Interning with the U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is an experienced, leading-edge, worldwide organization helping American firms meet the challenges of the global economy. The US Commercial Service has over 100 offices in the United States and in over 80 different countries overseas. Our goal is to promote the growth of U.S. trade on a global basis through the development and delivery of marketing and promotion services to American manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

Daily Intern Activities

Interns become involved in the daily operational aspects of managing a high-activity office. Interns support the office staff with event planning, counseling U.S. companies, website management, market research, etc. They will also learn how to use the U.S. Commercial Service’s information databases to access economic and market trends and data to support the office’s client activities. Once interns have the experience, they also will have the opportunity to develop export marketing and sales strategies with the goal of identifying channels of distribution and penetrating new markets for U.S. exporters.

Internship Eligibility

Intern candidates must be a U.S. citizen. He/she must be able to communicate in a professional environment and be enthusiastic and willing to learn. Any major is appropriate if the candidate wants to learn how to market and sell U.S. products in overseas markets. The minimum time commitment is for six (6) months with 16 hours per week.

Major areas of study

Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Law, International Relations, Marketing, Foreign Language, Communications, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, and History majors are encouraged to apply. Any major is appropriate if students want to learn how to market and sell U.S. products abroad.


Offices in the U.S.



Anchorage, AK Greensboro, NC Monterey, CA San Antonio, TX
Atlanta, GA Greenville, SC Montpelier, VT San Diego, CA
Austin, TX Harlem, NY Nashville, TN San Francisco, CA
Bakersfield, CA Harrisburg, PA New Hampshire, NH San Jose, CA
Baltimore, MD Honolulu, HI New Orleans, LA San Juan, PR
Birmingham, AL Houston, TX New York, NY San Rafael, CA
Boise, ID Indianapolis, IN Newport Beach, CA Savannah, GA
Boston, MA Indio, CA Northern New Jersey, NJ Seattle, WA
Buffalo, NY Jackson, MS Oakland, CA Sioux Falls, SD
Charleston, SC Jacksonville, FL Oklahoma City, OK Spokane, WA
Charleston, WV Kansas City, MO Omaha, NE St. Louis, MO
Charlotte, NC Knoxville, TN Ontario, CA Tacoma, WA
Chicago, IL Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL Tallahassee, FL
Cincinnati, OH Lexington, KY Peoria, IL Toledo, OH
Clearwater, FL Libertyville, IL Philadelphia, PA Trenton, NJ
Cleveland, OH Little Rock, AR Phoenix, AZ Tucson, AZ
Columbia, SC Long Island, NY Pittsburgh, PA Tulsa, OK
Columbus, OH Los Angeles, CA Pontiac, MI Ventura, CA
Denver, CO Los Angeles (West), CA Portland, ME Virginia (Northern), VA
Des Moines, IA Louisville, KY Portland, OR Washington D.C.
Detroit, MI McAllen, TX Providence, RI Wheeling, WV
El Paso, TX Memphis, TN Raleigh, NC White Plains, NY
Fargo, ND Miami, FL Reno, NV Wichita, KS
Fort Lauderdale, FL Middletown, CT Richmond, VA Ypsilanti, MI
Fort Worth, TX Midland, TX Rochester, NY  
Fresno, CA Milwaukee, WI Rockford, IL  
Grand Rapids, MI Minneapolis, MN Sacramento, CA  
Grapevine, TX Missoula, MT Salt Lake City, UT