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2024 Fall - Student Intern (PAID)

Location: Washington, DC

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Student (College)

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Job Title:

2024 Fall - Student Intern (PAID)

Appointment Type:

Temporary Assignment – 14 weeks

September 16 - December 20, 2024

Both Part-Time and Full-Time opportunities are available:

  • Part-Time: 15-34 hours/per week
  • Full-Time: 35-40 hours/per week

Announcement OPENING Date:

Monday, May 13, 2024

Announcement CLOSING Date:

Friday, May 24, 2024 (or as soon as 100 applications are received)

Pay and Benefit Details:

Part-Time interns will receive stipend payments equivalent to $375/week and Full-Time $750/week.  Interns are not entitled to employer-sponsored healthcare, retirement, or other fringe benefits.  Interns are eligible to receive Transportation Subsidy benefits.

Location:

Washington, DC.

(These positions are telework eligible as determined by the agency policy.)

SUMMARY:

We are pleased to announce, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) launched an EOP-wide Internship Program, to include internship opportunities for the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  The EOP Internship Program will provide a stipend to students, recent graduates, and veterans recently discharged from active duty.  

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, U.S. Trade Representative within various offices. The incumbent works under the direction of the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative to carry out administrative support for the agency mission.

WHO WE (USTR) ARE:

Begin a challenging and exciting career with the Executive Office of the President (EOP). The EOP is comprised of offices, agencies and councils that directly support the President. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is an agency within the EOP established to develop and coordinate U.S. international trade policy. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member, who serves as the President's principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is an agency of more than 200 committed professionals with decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world.

We negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, to resolve disputes, and to participate in global trade policy organizations. We also meet with governments, with business groups, with legislators and with public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and to discuss the President's trade policy positions.

Please carefully read the announcement qualifications to determine if you meet the criteria to apply.

DUTIES:

As an intern, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Responsible for variations from prescribed policies and procedures in the solution of problems encountered involving office administrative matters.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, memoranda, and information.
  • Assists in developing material for briefings, reports, presentations and conferences for division/office staff and supervisors.
  • Provides research, analysis, statistics and legislative markups.
  • Assists in day-to-day operations through performing a mixture of routine and sometimes complex tasks.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/QUALIFICATIONS:

Program participants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years or older before the first day of the program, and meet at least one of the three following criteria: 

  1. Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two- to four-year institution).
  2. Graduated from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two- to four-year institution) no more than two years prior to the first day of the EOP Internship Program.
  3. A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, no more than two years prior to the first day of the EOP Internship Program.

Note: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions. 

Internships will be hosted in person on the White House campus, located in Washington, D.C. Selected Interns will be expected to complete the entire 12-week term and must participate fully in all mandatory on-boarding/off-boarding activities.  Please note that living accommodations and relocation support will not be provided.  

All interns must indicate their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to the start of the program and must adhere to any White House-determined COVID-19 protocols, including but not limited to testing, masking, and/or social distancing.  We are continuing to monitor the public health landscape related to COVID-19, and we will modify our approach to creating a safe and healthy work environment as the situation continues to evolve.  

All participants in the EOP Internship Program must undergo a rigorous security review and drug testing prior to the start of the program.

All participants must sign an EOP Internship Program Participant Agreement Form.

The EOP Internship Program supports academic credit requests.  While we do not arrange academic credit for you, if your academic institution hosts an academic credit program, we can work with you and your institution to accommodate these actions.  

Demonstrated interest and a commitment to public service through schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and previous work or internship experience are beneficial to applicants. 

Fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in the workplace is one of our top priorities.  At USTR, we celebrate our diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The unique contributions each employee brings to the table make us a stronger, more resilient and more effective team.  We welcome and encourage all interested applicants to apply.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit a complete application package which includes:
1. Cover Letter

2. Your resume showing dates of employment and duties performed.

A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), and hours per week. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, please ensure you provide the pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: If you upload more than one resume, the last resume received will be the one utilized for consideration.

3. Other supporting documents (must meet at least one of the three following criteria):

  1. Currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college community college, or university (two- to four-year institution):
    • A copy of a current official transcript must be submitted with your application to verify your qualifications.
    • At the time of appointment and upon request, students must demonstrate an overall Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale as recorded on the current official transcript. Transcripts must be submitted.
  2. Graduated from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program no more than two years prior to the first day of the EOP Internship Program. ***Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years from the date on which the degree or certification was completed.
    • A copy of a qualifying degree to include an Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, OR obtained a Vocational, Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous two years. 
  3. A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, no more than two years prior to the first day of the EOP Internship Program:
    • A copy of your DD-214 and SF-15 forms are required.

Complete application packages must be submitted within this portal by the deadline or before the maximum number of 100 submissions are received.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Full-time and part-time internship opportunities are available within the following participating offices.  Click here to see an overview of their functional responsibilities. 

Office of the Ambassador (part-time and full-time)
Office of Agricultural Affairs & Commodity Policy (part-time)
Office of the Chief Agricultural Negotiator (full-time)
Office of Congressional Affairs (full-time)
Office of General Counsel (part-time)
Interagency Center on Trade Implementation, Monitoring, and Enforcement (full-time)
Office of Japan, Korea & APEC Affairs (full-time)
Office of Labor Affairs (part-time)

Office of Public & Media Affairs (full-time)
Office of Services & Investment
(part-time)

Office of Small Business, Market Access & Industrial Competitiveness (part-time)
Office of Textiles (full-time)
Office of WTO & Multilateral Affairs 
(part-time)

Apply for this Position
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First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*
Are you a U.S. Citizen?*
Do you hold citizenship with another country other than the U.S.?*
Are you available to work onsite in Washington, DC the entire duration of the 14-week program (September 16 - December 20, 2024)?*
Which of the following 3 criteria qualifies you to apply for this position?*
Is your current overall GPA 3.0 or above? (Skip this question if you are not currently enrolled in school.)
Are you currently enrolled in a graduate degree program?*
Upload supporting documentation: (the options are as follows)

Current Student - Copy of a current official transcript demonstrating overall GPA of 3.0 or above. (GPA verification must be visible on documentation.)

Recent Graduate - Copy of qualifying degree received within last 2 years (within last 6 years for veterans).

Veteran - Copy of DD-214 and SF-15 forms.*
Would you like to be considered for a Part-Time or Full-Time position?*
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Selected interns will be required to provide vaccination documentation and must adhere to any White House-determined COVID-19 protocols, including but not limited to testing, masking, and/or social distancing.*
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