Export Center is looking for volunteer interns
to work a minimum of 16 hours per week
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.
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, New Bedford or Westborough).
look forward to hearing from you.
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
The Massachusetts Export Center is a government agency and
part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.
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
The position requires the following
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in
- Strong analytical and time management skills
- Attention to detail & organizational skills
- Ability to work both independently and in a
- High degree of reliability and dependability
- Education/background in international business
Hear what our former interns have said about the
"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."
"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."
"The internship program
at the Massachusetts Export
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
Department of Commerce. I would recommend an internship at the
to anyone interested in pursuing a career in international
U.S. Department of Commerce
If you are interested in applying for the
volunteer internship position, please submit cover letter and
at the Massachusetts Export Center via email or postal mail. Positions are available in
Boston, New Bedford, and Westborough. Please specify which office
you are applying to.
Massachusetts Export Center
2 Center Plaza, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02108
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