WITA Internships

The Washington International Trade Association (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 volunteer 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 Spring semester. Please send us your resume and cover letter to danez@wita.org. 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 per week. The position is unpaid, but 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.


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


Learn more at https://www.wita.org/about/internships/