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About United States Commercial Service, The

The U.S. Commercial Service works alongside the International Trade Administration (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) to help American companies increase sales and activity in foreign markets. The group is made up of both American and international employees.

The U.S. Commercial Service’s Overseas Work-Study Intern Program places American students interested in economics and business in its worldwide offices. Interns earn hands-on experience working in the commercial sector of a U.S. embassy. Specific intern duties vary greatly depending on the host office’s needs and intern’s experience. Check with individual offices ( for more details.


Open to all college juniors, seniors and grad students in economics, business administration or a related field. Students should be planning to continue their education upon completion of the internship. They must be U.S. citizens in good academic standing and pass a security assurance check.

United States Commercial Service, The

Phone: (202) 482-3301


Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students