Project Code: STATE-ECU-52
|Project Title||Commercial Aide - Acquire real hands-on experience on commercial work!|
|Project Summary||Be a part of the Commercial Unit of the Economic and Commercial Section!! Collaborate with trade show registrations for the International Buyer’s Program. Practice your bilingual and computer skills in customer-oriented specific projects.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
Be a part of the Commercial Unit of the Economic and Commercial Section!! Support Partner Post Quito in
performing commercial work. Collaborate with trade show registrations for the International Buyer’s Program.
Practice your bilingual skills and computer skills in customer-oriented specific projects.
Partner Post Quito is part of the Economic and Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Quito. We perform
commercial work just like any other foreign commercial office in the world. Our office is very small (one
American officer and two local staff) and we could use some extra help for commercial activities.
The main project for our “Commercial Aide” will feature support in registering delegates to different trade
shows in the U.S. Partner Post Quito has a yearly calendar and we continuously register participants from
Ecuador to trade shows. This involves creating and updating Excel sheets with attendee information, submitting
this data into the trade show’s website and getting a confirmation number. Good recordkeeping skills are a plus
to compile the weekly report of registered delegates. On a yearly basis, we register around 200 attendees.
Connected with trade show’s outreach, the “Commercial Aide” also drafts pre-departure briefings for
Ecuadorian attendees who will travel to shows. This one-pager includes relevant information to the show and
the city in which it will take place. On occasions, he/she also creates PowerPoint presentation so Quito’s
commercial staff can edit and present this information to different audiences when performing outreach.
Secondary tasks for our “Commercial Aide” might include updating or creating customer databases, performing
research on Ecuadorian companies on the internet. Other duties might involve occasional translations of
commercial material or of the business portion of our webpage. Good drafting and summarizing skills are
Our “Commercial Aide” will have flexibility to work independently when most convenient to their academic
schedule. These weekly tasks should take approximately 5-10 hours. We encourage prompt email
communication with questions, clarifications, and your own feedback or ideas!
The above listed elements are real hands-on tasks of what commercial work entails. The “Commercial Aide”
will take part of our daily work and duties and will get to witness the dynamics of commercial relations between
Ecuador and the U.S.
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