Sarah’s Coffee House has a limited number of unpaid student internships available for students who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution and are considering careers in international business.
Must be one of the following: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, Student Visa, or Work Visa.
Only Juniors or Seniors are eligible for consideration (at least part-time status)
Military personnel must not be on active duty or transitioning
Required Skills: Proficient typing skills, data entry skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Proficient internet skills using Microsoft, knowledge in information retrieval, search engines and cut/paste skills; and basic telephone etiquette , fax knowledge, and e-mail proficiency.
Responsibilities: Throughout the internship the student will conduct a host of duties that range from responding to telephone inquiries concerning international trade to international market research. The value of the internship is centered on the research that the student will perform for the Manchester office staff. Students will research manufacturing and service companies to determine the extent of their international activities, assist companies in locating foreign agents and distributors for their products and services, and pursue foreign sales leads provided by commercial officers at U.S. Embassies abroad.
Interns will assist trade specialists:
Conducting world class market research
With trade events that promote products or services to qualified buyers
Introduce qualified buyers and distributors
Provide counseling and advocacy through every step of the export process
Interns will also have the opportunity to work on individual projects. Such projects may include recruiting for Foreign Trade Delegations and Trade Shows, and organizing Foreign Buyer Programs, taking part in trade development meetings with American and foreign government officials and executives in key industries, writing on international trade and regulatory issues involving trade negotiations, and promoting industry trade events to the international community.
Learn more about commerce and U.S. Agencies.
Apply classroom theory to real work situations. (May be eligible for college credits)
Become more knowledgeable about general work functions in business fields.
Identify and/or test interests and talents.
Investigate organizational cultures.
Learn career-related skills.
Identify transferable skills.
Strengthen written and oral skills.
See if a selected career path is one you truly wish to travel.
Find out what it's like to work in a business environment.
Enhance and strengthen your resume.
Make contacts to gain future employment (Build your Network!).
Bridge between college and work.
Stimulate new interest in academic course work and frequently develop an interdisciplinary perspective.
Gain an increased awareness of skills, attributes, personal qualities and values.
Duration of Internship: Internships are usually for a period of three months and may be extended based on performance. The internship is a voluntary effort. No funds are available to cover any costs incurred during this internship. We request that interns are able to dedicate at least 24hr/week to the position.