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ITA-U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program 2024

Application Deadline: August 7, 2024.

 The International Trade Administration (ITA) has launched the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program to recruit and equip the next generation of international trade experts and commercial diplomats with the skills, knowledge and training to advance U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation.

Up to 20 graduate students will be selected for this unique living and learning opportunity to gain applied experience in international trade and export promotion, as well as to support U.S. businesses seeking opportunities in international markets.

Throughout the Fellowship program, fellows will work closely with experienced trade experts and commercial diplomats to increase their knowledge and awareness of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service and its vital role in promoting American exports and facilitating trade and commerce around the world. During this time, fellows will perform research and acquire skills to understand U.S. business opportunities across multiple industry sectors and geographic markets, to include Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Western Hemisphere. Fellows will also complete capstone projects that showcase the knowledge and skills learned through the fellowship, and how the experience will be applied in their professional careers.

Benefits

The Fellowship will offer up to $35,000 in financial assistance for participants, while offering a potential pathway to employment with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets. Selected fellows will participate in an immersive up-to 8-week enrichment program at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in summer 2025.

More Info: ITA-U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Pilot Fellowship Program

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