Massachusetts Export Center
 
Volunteer Internship

The Massachusetts Export Center is looking for volunteer interns
to work a minimum of 16 hours per week

Dear Prospective Intern,

The Massachusetts Export Center is a government agency that helps Massachusetts businesses to export their products and services internationally. We operate through a statewide network of offices and employ a small team of international trade professionals. Though we are small in number, we are extremely effective in providing a variety of export related services to companies throughout the Commonwealth.

Because of our small staff, much of what we do is made possible through the efforts of our interns. Moreover, because we are a small office, our interns have the ability to work on a variety of projects to which they would not necessarily have exposure in a larger organization. The responsibilities of an intern may include a variety of tasks, ranging from data entry to work on high-level client research. Each project is geared to special capabilities that the intern may have, such as foreign language skills or computer skills. When possible, we provide interns with the opportunity to work on real-world cases, helping clients to develop new markets overseas.

If you have initiative, are flexible, have an interest in international business and consider yourself a team player, please forward your resume and cover letter to us. Please specify the office location where you would like to work (Boston, Holyoke or Worcester).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
The Massachusetts Export Center Team


Whether exporting for the first time or expanding into new international markets, Massachusetts businesses can receive a full range of customized assistance by contacting the Massachusetts Export Center.  Some of the resources available through the Export Center include: export consulting and technical assistance, training programs, international market research, export publications, international trade promotion activities and more.  The Massachusetts Export Center is a government agency and part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network. 

Job Description: The International Market Research Assistant is primarily responsible for producing secondary market research reports for client companies.  These reports may include multi-country distributor searches, country and industry market analyses, export regulatory research and more.  Interns are also expected to help with administrative duties, such as answering phones, data entry, word processing and export seminar preparation.  The minimum time commitment is 16 hours per week. This is an unpaid position. In order to be considered, all applicants must include resume, cover letter and their time availability during the semester.

Qualifications / Skills Required: The position requires the following qualifications/skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Attention to detail & organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment
  • High degree of reliability and dependability
  • Education/background in international business preferred
     

Hear what our former interns have said about the internship:

"I would recommend the internship to anyone looking for first-hand exposure to the developing international marketplace. During my internship, I was given the opportunity to complete three market research projects for companies expanding to Latin America and Europe. The Export Center is also an excellent source of information - as a young professional currently working in the global shipping & logistics industry, I remain in contact and still find the Export Center to be a valuable resource."

~ Matt Van Wart, Boston University
 

"I had an incredible time during my internship. It was such a wonderful opportunity because I was given a lot of responsibility as an intern and I was able to learn so much. The work environment is very friendly and helpful - asking questions was encouraged and I became close to both my superiors and the other interns."

~ Sydney Rose, Boston College
 

"The internship program at the MA Export Center gave me hands-on experience in the fields of international trade, marketing, and finance.  As a direct result of this experience, I was able to secure a position with the U.S. Department of Commerce. I would recommend an internship at the Massachusetts Export Center to anyone interested in pursuing a career in international business."
 

~ Edward Merguerian, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  
 

If you are interested in applying for the volunteer internship position, please submit cover letter and resume to Kathleen Kinahan-Newell at the Massachusetts Export Center via email or postal mail. Positions are available in Boston, New Bedford, Worcester and Holyoke. Please specify which office you are applying to.

Massachusetts Export Center
Attn: Kathleen Kinahan-Newell
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730
Boston, MA 02116

kathleen.newell@state.ma.us

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