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(Archived) Student Trainee (International Trade & Business)

Last Updated: 7/22/21

Job Description

Join ITA

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Location Negotiable After Selection, United States and Washington, District of Columbia. As a Student Trainee (International Trade and Business), you will work closely with team leader and/or supervisor in a training capacity on assigned tasks in support of International Trade and Business.

** To be considered for this job please apply externally at the USAJobs website using the link below:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593171200
Application Open and Close Dates: 02/25/2021 to 03/04/2021 this job will close when we have received 75 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

Responsibilities

ITA is organized into four distinct but complementary business units:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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.

Your typical assignments may include any of the following:
  • Researches and drafts routine, non-complex papers and correspondence.
  • Assists 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.

Company Details

Join ITAUS Department of Commerce - International Trade Administration - Headquarters 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 VISIONFoster economic growth and prosperity through global trade.ITA VALUES High standards of personal...