Who We Are
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.
Synopsis of Intern Program
The student intern program at USTR is a year-round, volunteer program in which undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates gain knowledge and experience on U.S. trade policy and, in many cases, earn college credit at the same time. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markups.
All applicants must be US Citizens, at least eighteen years of age at the time of applying, and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university (2-4 year institution), or have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school.
To be considered for the 2017 Fall/Winter session, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter using this Resumator system, as well as answer all of the required questions. Complete applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on July 15th. To assist with identifying areas of interest within our agency, you can find a brief overview of the functional responsibilities for each office by selecting the “Organization” option under the “About Us” tab on our webpage www.ustr.gov.
Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background check. USTR is a Drug Free Workplace. Recent or current drug use is not acceptable. USTR reserves the right to disapprove tentative selectees based on information obtained in the background check. All internships are unpaid.
For additional information, please review the full overview of our program on USTR’s website or contact Taiwo Carmichael at (202) 395-7360.