WITA Internships

We are no longer accepting application for Summer 2024 internships. WITA will be seeking current undergraduates or fresh graduates with an interest in international relations, trade, and/or economics for Fall 2024 internships later this summer!

If you are looking for an extended commitment beyond an internship, we invite you to explore our WITA Academy Fellowship Program, which is a paid, in-person, 12-month fellowship. For more information, please click here.

WITA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, dedicated to providing a neutral forum for the open and robust discussion of international trade issues. We rely heavily upon the support and assistance of our interns. In return, interns are given tremendous opportunity to learn about the global trade community, the Washington political environment, and the substance of international trade. Students also learn valuable office skills, and about event management and professional networking.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall semester until August 1, 2024. Please send us your resume and cover letter to internships@wita.org. Interviews will commence in August. Students with a demonstrated interest in international trade policy are strongly preferred. Those fitting this description will do well to apply. Master’s candidates as WITA interns are rare but do occur.

Schedules are flexible, but full-time interns should generally be available to work 32-40 hours in person per week. Students and recent grads will receive a monthly stipend, plus a transportation stipend for use on Washington, DC metro area public transportation. All interns must be eligible to work in the United States. Fall internships will run from September through December. Spring internships will run from January through April or May. Summer internships will run from May through August.

To read quotes from past interns, please click here.

Seasonal Selection Cycle*:

  • Fall selections are made by August;
  • Spring selections are made by early December;
  • Summer selections are made by mid April.

*WITA will also consider other applicants on a rolling basis, so please feel free to send applications throughout the year.

Actual start dates may vary depending on the schedule of the student(s) selected. Interested applicants should apply prior to the start of the appropriate selection month for highest consideration.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2024 INTERNSHIPS. Please send us your resume and cover letter. Interviews will commence later in this summer.

Please review the Internship Duties and Responsibilities Doc at the bottom of this page before applying. 

Fall interns are suggested to start by September 5th or earlier.

Spring interns are suggested to start by January 16th or earlier. 

Summer interns are suggested to start by June 1st or earlier. 

To apply for an internship at WITA:

Serious applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to internships@wita.org. Cover letters should be sent in the body of an email and included as an email attachment, and should state:

  • Three main things that you hope to accomplish or learn during your internship
  • Your time requirements and expectations
  • Your dates of availability

Any information technology experience should be highlighted in the cover letter. Resumes should either be cut and pasted into the body of an email, or sent as a Microsoft Word document, PDF attachment, mailed as hard copy, or faxed to 202-312-1601. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Preferred: Send cover letter and resume via email to: internships@wita.org with the subject line: Internship Application (or similar)

Or mail hardcopy to:

Managing Director

ATTN: Internship Program

Washington International Trade Association
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite G-329
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 312-1600
FAX: (202) 312-1601