WITA Academy Fellowship

This paid, in-person, 12-month fellowship will provide candidates with invaluable work experience, access to a powerful network of international trade professionals, and a chance to showcase your leadership and management skills in the nation’s capital.

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Academy Fellow is responsible for consistently delivering quality membership services, event staffing, and support as needed to the Managing Director and Executive Director.

The WITA Academy Fellow will assist WITA’s senior leadership team in management of the day-to-day activities of the WITA Office. They will serve as a liaison with internal and external constituencies involved in WITA’s management and publicly-facing activities. They will oversee intern training, and provide support in event management and research. The WITA Academy Fellow will also manage long term projects that promote the growth of WITA, the Academy and the Foundation.

WITA seeks applicants with a general interest in international trade and international relations. Previous in-office work-place experience is helpful; applicants with strong organizing or leadership experience will excel in event management activities. The WITA Academy Fellow will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and be a self-starter and independent learner. Ideal candidates include recent undergraduates or those pursuing a graduate degree.

The WITA Fellow is expected to be available to work, in-person, at the WITA offices in Washington, DC, with opportunities to flexibly work from home in coordination with the senior management.

The ideal candidate should be friendly and assertive, with an upbeat “can-do” attitude. They should be flexible and organized, and thrive in a fast paced environment. Candidates should also be detail and solution-oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit. This position plays a key role in maintaining the organization’s online research database; event and meeting coordination; management of the WITA internship program; and working with WITA’s Board of Directors.


We are now seeking applications for our WITA Academy Fellowship Program beginning Summer 2023.

The WITA Academy Fellowship Program generally runs from July to July, but can begin as soon as June, and conclude following the WITA/WITF Annual Dinner the following year (Dinner is typically held in July).

To Apply – Please submit the following:
– First Name
– Last Name
– Resume
– Cover Letter
– A paragraph answering this question: “Why do you want to be a part of the DC Trade Community?*”

Please do not submit additional information apart from the three items listed above. No calls or faxes, please.

Learn more at https://www.wita.org/wita-academy-fellowship/