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View Vacancy - Department for International Trade Interns - Chicago

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Department for International Trade roles
Department for International Trade (DIT)

An educational opportunity to learn from a team focused on fostering transatlantic business relations between the US and its top economic partner in Europe. Applications are invited for a part-time internship position at the British Consulate-General, Chicago. 

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the British Government's international business development agency. DIT is charged with transatlantic trade development between the US and the UK and with assisting American companies looking to invest in the UK (please see here).

Main Functions:
• Being a member of a team that helps UK companies with the development of their US market entry strategy and supports UK companies already active in the US;
• Observing Trade Officers and Associates who help US companies looking to expand in the UK and support US companies already active in the UK;
• Shadowing DIT staff while they work on the following projects: organizing trade missions, compiling visit programs for diplomats, planning company meetings, facilitating introductions and producing and managing networking events;
• Attending DIT office meetings, receptions, conferences, and other events;
• Having the opportunity to meet and speak to high level UK and US company representatives and public officials;
• Learning about how DIT works across the following sectors: Advanced Engineering, Energy & Environment, Financial Services, Information Communication Technologies, Life Sciences, and Food, Drink & Retail;

• Must be a current enrolled junior, senior or grad student at the time of internship, preferably pursuing one of the following degrees: Economics, Global & International Studies, Business, Philosophy, Creative Media, Public Relations, Advertising, Communication, Journalism;

• Interest in UK and US business cultures;

• An understanding of both private and public sector operations;

• Effective communication skills;

• Good team member attitude;

• Motivated individual who enjoys professional networking.

Under US State requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders, A or J1 Visa holders with valid Work Authorization Documents. If you hold a Visa other than an A or J1 Visa you are not eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

Collaborating and Partnering
21 June 2017
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Consulate General
$100 per month
28 August 2017
15 December 2017
These are unpaid internships, for college credit only, but the Embassy does provide a stipend of $100 per month for transportation costs. This internship will start on 28 August 2017 and end on 15 December 2017.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 21 June 2017. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy.Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by law.

This opportunity is closed to applications.