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Political Science Department at UW Oshkosh


A UWO Political Science degree prepares you for tomorrow’s careers by focusing on critical transferable skills, such as: writing, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, analysis, and leadership. The Political Science department will get you there with engaging  courses, internships, study abroad/away and research opportunities.

Looking for an international internship that keeps you kind of close to home? Check out this WEDC opportunity in Madison! Link to application site in the comments.

Part-time, Internship
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

International Intern Position Description

Position Summary

The International Intern is designed to provide assistance to the International Team with fielding export questions and issues, and conducting marketing research and administrative tasks. The Intern will primarily anticipate and support the needs of internal and external customers to accomplish tasks with little direction required and provide a variety of support to other functions within the department.
Responsibilities

The International Internwill spend a majority of his/her time in these activities:

Track and report on measurable grant outcomes and deliverables.
Recruit businesses to participate in export related training, services, and missions.
Consolidate grant reimbursements for processing.
Track company evaluations and follow-up surveys.
Create PowerPoint presentations and reports for staff to execute.
Assist in the planning and execution of WEDC trade mission logistics and travel.
Conduct market research on export opportunities.
Assist with the coordination of programs for visiting foreign delegations and buyer missions.
Assist with general international team projects and assignments.

Education and Experience:

Current enrollment in a degree program related to WEDC services including but, not limited to Economics, Financial Services, Business Administration, International Studies, Political Science, Urban Development.
International and/or cultural study, experience, or travel.
Experience in a professional services environment preferred.
Skills and Talents:

Ability to organize work, balance multiple priorities and manage a variety of projects in a fast-paced, flexible work environment with strong attention to detail.
Strong problem solving skills, sound reasoning, independent judgment and initiative to accomplish tasks with little or no direction and to solve issues/accomplish tasks not requiring the involvement of others.
Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and other software or applications associated with assigned work.
Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with senior executives, as well as diverse groups of people internal and external to the organization.
Requires a high level of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism.
Other Requirements

Based on the responsibilities of this position, this position may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
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