Department of International Trade Intern - Houston Consulate

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jun 27

Position description

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow. 

Job Category  

Department for International Trade roles

Job Subcategory  

Department for International Trade (DIT)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  


  • This internship position would support the various trade and investment teams of the DIT Houston office on specific projects, initiatives and administrative/management duties in the following sectoral areas – Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, Capital Investment, Tech and Creative, Life Sciences and Advanced Engineering

The Department for International Trade (DIT) in Houston, located at the British Consulate General in Houston is the United Kingdom’s diplomatic mission responsible for the South of the US (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma). DIT is the international business development agency of the Government of the United Kingdom and works to foster transatlantic business relations between the US and the UK. DIT works closely with DIT headquarters in London, with related agencies in the UK and with representatives of the English Regions and the UK’s Devolved Administrations in the US to assist US companies looking to invest in the UK. (See DIT also supports British companies looking to export to the USA, through research reports, market access advice and introductions. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise regarding DIT mission and objectives in the wider UK and international context through specific training and personal experience;

  • Conduct research and compile high quality, accurate, and timely reports on industry developments;

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for wider team activities and events as required; and

  • Articulate with confidence the UK and sector propositions through project presentation and deliverables during the last month of internship.


  • Must be a junior or a senior in an undergraduate program, or enrolled in a graduate program by the start date of your internship (least 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework completed). Since this is an unpaid internship, students must receive college credit in exchange for their internships.

  • Seeking students majoring in International Relations, Political Science or International     Trade are preferred.

  • Interests in the fields of Technology, Creative & Media, Finance, Energy and the Environment and/or Life Sciences are preferred.

  • Strong research, analytical and organisational skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • An understanding of international relations and international trade

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