Position: Internship 

If you are a current undergraduate student or recent graduate passionate about international trade and commercial diplomacy, applying to our internship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific training in the areas of international trade, identifying relevant start-ups, and understanding the current investor climate. Interns selected would work part-time at the Economic Mission’s downtown San Francisco office.

Interns will receive individualized projects that they will be expected to spearhead under the supervision and guidance of a trade and business development director. Interns will work closely with their supervising business development director — attending and participating meetings, collaborating on projects, receiving feedback and support, uploading and updating social media content, and generally learning about the dimensions of international trade in a government context.

When the opportunity exists, we will work with an intern’s university to facilitate earning academic credits.

Requirements

•   Exceptional English writing and communication skills are a must.

•   Ability to multitask in a fast-paced and intense work environment.

•   Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

•   Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML, Web CMS are a plus but not necessary.

•   Familiarity with Israel’s economy and business culture is a plus.

  • High energy for and commitment to the promotion of Israeli and American economic cooperation
  • A very good sense of humor and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that demands fast turn around
  • Intellectual curiosity and flexibility that makes them enjoy tackling research oriented projects
  • Completed coursework in some or all of the following areas: political science, political economy, and  micro/macroeconomics (preferred not required)

Pluses: knowledge about the Israeli startup scene and proficiency in Hebrew

To Apply:

Please submit your résumé in addition to a one page cover letter.

Submit applications to: Guy.Gutterman@israeltrade.gov.il

–Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

–Important to note that this is an unpaid position