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SUSTA International Trade Assistant (Intern)

Agriculture, Georgia Department of

Customer Support Internship

The International Trade Division at the Georgia Department of Agriculture has an immediate opening for a paid part-time International Trade Assistant. This position is funded by a grant from the Southern United States Trade Association. Applicants must be enrolled in college or have received a relevant degree within the past year. This internship will last for at least six months (or an academic semester). Applicants must be able to work up to 25 hours per week. The hourly wage is $11.00 or course credit (no benefits); wages are subject to increase for interns that work for additional months.

About SUSTA:
The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is a non-profit agricultural export trade development association comprised of the Departments of Agriculture of the 14 Southern states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since 1973, its programs and services have assisted exporters of high-value food and agricultural products. For more information please visit: www.susta.org.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform research for Georgia exporters on potential international markets, market trends, trade policy, commodity reports and other topics related to exports and the agricultural industry
  • Prepare briefing materials for incoming foreign buyers regarding Georgia food and agriculture suppliers
  • Assist with the creation of industry-specific international marketing materials
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about the programs and policies of state, federal and international trade organizations, industry associations and other cooperators
  • Provide support for export seminars and trade promotion events
  • Record key performance indicators in internal databases
  • Light clerical
  • Additional duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Ideal candidate is organized, dependable, detail-oriented and proactive
  • Preferred majors: Agriculture Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Marketing
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office (primarily Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Required skills: Analytical, research, customer service and written/verbal communication
  • Desired skills: Foreign language, event planning/management and demonstrated ability to cold-call to recruit companies for events

Paul Thompson
Deputy Director of Marketing and Promotion International Trade
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., SW
Room 324
Atlanta, GA 30334

Chris Raasch
Business Analyst, Georgia Grown, International Trade
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., SW
Room 324
Atlanta, GA 30334

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