INTERNSHIPS

Note: This program is entirely on a volunteer basis; there is no compensation
attached to this internship and no benefits, nor any future employment rights.
Service is not creditable for leave accrual.

Open to: Foreign National Students, non-U.S. citizens

Position: Student Intern in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service

Opening Date: February 23, 2015

Closing date: March 8, 2015

Work Hours: Flexible work schedule (minimum 20 hours/week)

Agency/Section: U.S. Department of Commerce, Foreign Commercial Service, Sofia

Duration of Internship: Minimum three months as of May 2015

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Office at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia is looking to recruit interns to support office day-to-day activities.

The Foreign Commercial Service Office of the United States Department of Commerce assists American firms to export their goods and services abroad. The Foreign Commercial Service helps U.S. companies to enter new markets faster and more profitably through: locating potential buyers, distributors & agents; preparing industry specific market research; providing advocacy for companies bidding on government tenders; and working to reduce or eliminate barriers to market entry. The Foreign Commercial Service provides expert help at every stage of the export process. For more information on our services, please visit our website at http://www.export.gov/bulgaria.

Special Skills and Requirements: Interested in international trade, knowledgeable in Microsoft Office 2007 products, good customer service skills. Applicant must have good English language speaking, reading and writing ability and be fluent in Bulgarian.

Eligibility criteria: Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Only students who are non-U.S. citizens in Bulgaria or Bulgarian students studying abroad are eligible for the intern program, including any foreign nationals who are legal resident students in Bulgaria. Applicant must be a student in good academic standing. Applicant must have demonstrated the potential to accomplish the type of work to be performed. Applicants should be able to provide a certified document from the educational institution that the student is enrolled. If selected, the student must pass a background check and receive security and medical certifications before commencement of the internship

How to Apply: All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive supporting information. Interested candidates for this position must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae in English. Only applications received in the US Embassy Sofia, Human Resources Office before the closing date of this announcement will be considered and only short–listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applications will be collected by the end of the day March 8, 2015 at:
Mail address: U.S. Embassy Sofia, Human Resources Office
16 Koziak Str., Lozenets, Sofia 1408 // fax: (+359) 2-937-5231
E-mail: Sofia_Applications@state.gov

Yours,
SG

US Embassy

Student Government is happy to announce that the cooperation between the SG and the Presidency of Bulgaria continues this year as well. There are two topics for the essay competition and the participants are free to choose which one they prefer: 1) “BULLETin: (EU)kraine?” and 2) “Charlie: The guilt in speech and bullets”

All currently enrolled students at AUBG are welcome to apply and get the chance to do an internship at the Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria. All you need to do is:

1. Submit a concisely written essay by midnight on February 21, 2015 from your AUBG e-mail account
2. Do not write your name on any page of the paper

The first ever Student Government Essay is organised in cooperation with the Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria, and the Strategic Policies, Analyses and Prognoses Unit. The author of the best essay will win a two-month internship starting from June 2015 at the Strategic Policies, Analyses and Prognoses Unit of the Presidency. Second and third place winners will be announced at the official award ceremony at the Presidency of Bulgaria in Sofia. All charges will be covered by the Student Government.

Yours,
SG

 
Essay

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