Wednesday, February 13, 2013

US ITC Internship

Office of Economics - Summer Internship Program

The Agency: The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent Federal agency that adjudicates import injury cases and provides the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues. The Office of Economics (EC) is charged with providing economic research and analysis on U.S. international trade conditions in general.

Job Summary: Office of Economics interns work as part of a team conducting research and analysis,
compiling data, and preparing analytical reports. Interns work closely with economists from all three
divisions of the Office: Country and Regional Analysis, Research, and Applied Economics. Work
assignments will be determined by the intern’s skill set and project needs.

Graduate student interns can expect to perform economic analysis and/or research relevant to USITC
programs. These activities may entail literature reviews and other targeted research, manipulating
databases for ongoing research and analytical reports, and summarizing research findings through written products. They will collect detailed economic data and use statistical software to manipulate datasets.  They can also expect to do some data entry and data management for import injury investigations and other studies.

Candidates should have experience/interest in international trade and economics, as well as the ability to manipulate and present data using MS Excel, STATA, SAS, E-views, and/or other statistical software.  The position is unpaid but may qualify for class credit. If selected for the position, the USITC will complete a volunteer agreement with your school. The duration is 10 weeks.

How To Apply: Interested students should forward their resume of no more than 2 pages in PDF format to Aimee Larsen ( by March 5th, 2013. Appointments for phone interviews will  be made, via email, shortly after the deadline. Phone interviews will be scheduled during the week of  March 11-15 and selected interns will be notified by the end of March.

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