Internship Opportunity at the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf

The U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf is looking for an intern in their Trade and Investment Section for a duration of up to three months.

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Their office analyzes information on the German market, facilitates contacts with German businesses, promotes U.S. products in Germany and the European marketplace, and advocates for U.S. business interests. They assist trade missions to Germany and provide logistical support to U.S. companies holding product launches and exhibitions.

Summary of Responsibilities: 

  • Collecting and analyzing information for market research reports for trade delegations and/or American companies on entry or expansion into Germany; including potential business partners, trade data, and in country promotions
  • Assisting with their consulting services that help U.S. companies find partners and distributors in Germany
  • Participation in trade fairs (mailings, individual counseling, attending and meeting U.S./Foreign clients)
  • Advise American and German companies in diverse trade issues


  • Passing the US government background check (every intern has to give detailed personal information for a security check)
  • Enrollment at a university or institute of higher education
  • Fluency of German and English
  • Availability for up to 12 weeks
  • Good communication and computer skills


For more detailed information on the internship and the application process, please click here.