Commercial Intern

Foreign National Student Intern Vacancy Announcement U.S.
Department Of State

  • Position Name: Commercial Intern
  • Office: ECON/Commerce
  • Division: Management
  • Opening Date: March 30, 2020
  • Closing Date: April 20, 2020
  • Work Hours: Upon Agreement, minimum 15 hours per week (Flexible)
  • Duration: Minimum 3 months, maximum 6 months
  • Salary: Volunteer, unpaid

*NOTE: U.S. citizens are not eligible for this intern program. The U.S. Department of State sponsors a separate intern program for U.S. Citizens. For more information on student programs with State Department go to and click on Student Programs.

Basic Function

  • Researching and analyzing economic data and current events, fact-checking data for inclusion in official reports, tracking and organizing meetings and meeting notes, and otherwise assisting with the Economic and Commercial Section’s day-to-day work.
  • Drafting and researching documents in both English and Spanish, including informational background documents, statistical summaries, and biographies.
  • Assisting in logistical support both in the office and for representational events, including but not limited to preparing distribution materials, copying, printing, filing, and checking in and escorting guests.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Undergraduate university studies in International relations, Economics, Trade, Political science, or related fields.
  • Experience: Experience providing clerical support and preparing reports – education may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Language: English level II. This may be tested.
  • Knowledge: Fundamental skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically of Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
  • Skills and Abilities: Research, writing, editing skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, high attention to detail and origination, and high academic standing.

  • Supervision Received: The intern will be supervised by the Deputy Economic Officer/Commercial Officer and Commercial Assistant.
  • Supervision Exercise: None
  • Nature, Level And Purpose Of Contacts: Economic leaders and influencers. Private sector representatives.

Additional Selection Criteria

  1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  2. Security certification and medical clearances must be completed before beginning the internship.
  3. Must be at least 18 years old.

To Apply

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

  1. Application for Foreign National Student Intern Program
  2. Statement of Interest form
  3. Copy of Nicaragua identification card (e.g. Cedula)
  4. Academic Transcripts
  5. At least two letters of recommendation from professors

Submit Application To:

The person in charge of this program at your University.