Located in Washington DC, the International Trade Administration (ITA). ITA is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Internship Program (IP). The IP targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full-or half-time basis.Learn more about this agency
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY THE 75TH APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.
ITA is organized into four distinct but complementary business units:
The Global Markets (GM) unit combines ITA’s country and regional experts, overseas and domestic field staff, and specific trade promotion programs to provide U.S. firms with the full suite of country-specific export promotion services and market access advocacy, while promoting the United States as an investment destination.
The Industry and Analysis (I&A) unit brings together ITA’s industry, trade, and economic experts to advance the competitiveness of U.S. industries through the development and execution of international trade and investment policies and promotion strategies. I&A will leverage ITA’s relationships with manufacturing and services industries to increase U.S. exports.
The Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) unit enhances ITA’s responsibilities to enforce U.S. trade laws and ensure compliance with trade agreements negotiated on behalf of U.S. industry.
The Executive Direction (ExA) is comprised of the Office of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (OCFAO) and Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) units. The OCFAO performs advisory assignments related to the effectiveness of programs and/or the efficiency of the management of operations including human capital programs and initiatives, and finance/accounting. OCIO Maintains and modifies existing programs to assure adherence to specifications or convention changes. Codes programs or subroutines from overall systems logic developed by other computer specialists.
ITA MISSION - Create prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.
ITA VISION- Foster economic growth and prosperity through global trade.
- High standards of personal integrity and professional excellence
- Mutual respect and teamwork
- Creativity and individual initiative
Student Trainee will receive on-the-job training which involves working with higher grade specialists in support of routine aspects of trade promotion and trade policy and/or business and industry analysis projects. This position requires the ability to apply academic knowledge to practical situations.
As a Student Trainee (International Trade and Business), you will work closely with a team leader and/or supervisor, in a training capacity, on assigned tasks in support of International Trade and Business. Your typical assignments may include any of the following:
Researching and drafting routine, non-complex papers and correspondence. In addition, the trainee will assist with analyzing, extracting, summarizing, and identifying significant trends and issues in international trade and/or business and industry. Provides support in preparation of internal and external meetings. Maintains Client Tracking Database in support of international business counseling and documenting client cases for performance metrics.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526840500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.