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U.S. Commercial Service
100 North 6th Street, Suite 210-C, Butler Square Building
DescriptionWould you like to spend time on the inside track of international business?
Interested in gaining real-world experience that can provide an essential edge for entering today's job market? Learn how the U.S. Government serves local companies’ exporting needs. These opportunities are made available to qualified applicants by the U.S. Commercial Service in Minneapolis.
Market Research: Utilizing federal government databases, trade journals and internet based market research to assist companies identify best market prospects
Marketing/Promotional: Promoting overseas trade shows, export leads, seminars and other trade activities. Preparation of newsletters, webinars, podcasts and other promotional media. Event/seminar support. Promoting CS Minneapolis via social media and traditional media
Business Counseling: Directing telephone inquiries from exporters regarding trade requirements, regulations, documentation, country issues, commodity classification, etc. Attend meetings with local businesses to assess exporting needs
Minnesota District Export Council (DEC): Supporting DEC activities and quarterly networking event; managing content on www.exportassistance.com; other projects
Growing Global: Providing market research support to companies participating in ExporTech series with Enterprise Minnesota
Administrative: Website, media, social media, and newsletter management; Data entry; Maintenance of trade reference resources
Special Projects as assigned
Start and end dates flexible depending on school schedules. Flexible scheduling during exams. Multiple positions available.
Volunteer positions only
Interest in International Trade
Enrollment in accredited school
Graduate or undergraduate status
3.0 minimum GPA
20 hours per week availability
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate verbally
Strong writing skills
Strong research skills
Excel spreadsheets & formulas experience