Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce Internships Available

The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) is accepting internship applications for the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter on a rolling basis. We are seeking creative and dependable interns who are self-motivated and are able to work both collaboratively and independently on projects. This is a non-paid internship that offers interns the opportunity to learn about and network with business representatives from the area's most prestigious companies, Arab embassies, U.S. government officials, consulting firms, and other interest groups with business interests in the Arab world. We are flexible in terms of hours and start date.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conduct research as needed by the Chamber on topics related to U.S.-Arab trade.

Participate in visits to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Congress, Arab embassies, organizations with a focus on the Arab world, etc.

Research U.S. trade policy, U.S. companies, local chambers of commerce in various states and cities that provide potential opportunities for foreign business and governmental delegations.

Assist with planning and recruiting for Trade Missions from and/or to the Arab world.

Database management and administrative support on an as needed basis.

Media monitoring and analysis.

Assist with planning and coordinating high-level public events.

For those capable, minor translation of text from Arabic, French, or English as needed.

Assist with administrative tasks, publicizing of NUSACC events and publications.

Utilization of skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.
Please send a cover letter, resume, 2-3 references and one-page writing sample to Pauline Shams, Senior Program Officer at pshams@nusacc.org.  Please include in the subject line: Internship: Name of School -- Name of Student. Please specify your start date availability in the cover letter as well as your level of language proficiency in Arabic and/or French. Applications from candidates communicating professionalism, attention to detail, and an interest in international business or international relations will be given preference.

The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), established over 40 years ago, is America's longest serving organization dedicated to U.S.-Arab business. On a daily basis, NUSACC works closely with leaders throughout the Arab world, as well as high-level decision makers in the U.S. business community, public policy research centers ("think tanks"), multilateral institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), media, and the U.S. Government.

With offices in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NUSACC covers the nation and is the only entity in the United States with official recognition conferred by the League of Arab States and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture. NUSACC is in touch with business communities across the United States and serves as the U.S. point of contact for the national chambers of commerce in the 22 Arab nations.

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