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    The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. We were rated "Most Improved Small Agency" in 2013 by the Partnership for Public Service and ranked 2nd overall in the 2017 Best Places to Work Index.

    An independent Federal agency, the Commission provides the President and Congress with high­-quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff and competitiveness issues; hears and decides import injury cases and publishes the United States' tariff schedule. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills and a commitment to provide balance between your work and personal life.

    This position is a spring internship, with the possibility of extension for an additional year. Internships may be extended through the school year based on workload requirements and budget availability. This appointment does not confer permanent federal status. Multiple selections may be made from this announcement based on need.

    You may be eligible for conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service after successful completion, provided you satisfy the program requirements, and work and funding is available. There is no implied expectation of conversion in this career opportunity.

    Due to the anticipation of high applicant levels, we are establishing a cut-off date for receipt of applications prior to the final closing date of this announcement. On the first day that we receive 100 applications, we will cut off applications as of 11:59 p.m. EST. The final cutoff date will be the closing date of the announcement

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    Responsibilities

    As an Economist Student Trainee, you will perform a wide variety of analytical duties associated with economics work. Your assignments are designed to encourage professional growth and development, to develop an understanding of agency issues relating to international trade, and to experience a variety of international trade work. You will perform short-and medium-term projects under the direction of higher-graded economists.

    You will conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis utilizing a variety of software and tools, such as Stata, Python, R, SAS, MS Excel, or other statistical software. You will perform duties related to statistical surveys, such as tabulation and processing of data, routing and posting from secondary sources, and preparation of simple charts, tables, or graphs. You will analyze data and information related to international trade and import injury investigations. You may conduct literature reviews and other targeted research on international trade issues and topics, including summarizing findings through written products. Your technical competencies will advance through the performance of detailed study planning and the collection, compilation, and cleaning of data from secondary sources (e.g. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and OECD). You will conduct analytical writing, prepare preliminary interpretive reports and use computer applications in economic research. As a Pathways Intern, you may be rotated to other offices or divisions as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

    Who May Apply

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    Student Program Eligibles

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490706200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.