Idaho Commerce International Business Internships

Gain experience by working with a variety of companies in many different industries in a non-paid internship.

Boise, Idaho

International Business Development Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparations for upcoming international Trade Promotional Events.
  • Responsible for assisting with seminars, publications, and other International Projects geared toward helping companies market and export their products and services.
  • Work with the Boise Branch Office Chief for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS) Federal Export Programs to become familiar with the US & FCS services.
  • Assist in making arrangements, scheduling business calls and developing itineraries for International Visitors from foreign government offices and businesses.

Desired Experience/Knowledge/Interest:

  • General computer experience: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Research skills: Internet and others

Travel requirements:  NONE

To apply for an internship, submit the following:

  • Resumé of work, volunteer, extracurricular or other experience
  • Cover letter explaining your reason for wanting to participate in the program
  • Two letters of recommendation (if submitting by e-mail, please have author of letter e-mail directly or submit a signed copy)

Mail or e-mail materials to:

Idaho Department of Commerce
Attn: Karen Parnell, International Business Team
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0093
Telephone: (208) 287-3159
E-mail: Karen.Parnell@Commerce.Idaho.gov

Deadlines for Boise applicants:

  • Fall Semester – August 10
  • Spring Semester – December 1
  • Summer Semester – April 20

Or until positions are filled.

Guadalajara, Mexico

Interested in an internship in our Idaho – Mexico Trade Office for 2017?

Please check back towards the end of the year for updated details and deadlines.