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Foreign National Student Intern Program in Foreign Commercial Service Section

Foreign National Student Intern Program in Foreign Commercial Service Section
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau - Central, Hong Kong Island
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Foreign National Student Intern Program

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong

The U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong is seeking individuals for the Foreign National Student Intern
Program in our Foreign Commercial Service Section. The target start date is May 2018.

Open To: All interested candidates who are Hong Kong permanent residents.

Position: 1-2 positions in the Foreign Commercial Service Section (FCS)

Opening Date: June 15, 2018

Closing Date: July 8, 2018

Length of Hire/Work Hours: Open year-round for periods of 60 to 180 days. The exact
internship periods and the hours per week will be arranged between the individual intern
and the Foreign Commercial Service Section.



What It Is


The U.S. Consulate General’s Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students
who are permanent residents of Hong Kong. The program provides students with educational and
cross-cultural experience in commercial affairs, working in the Foreign Commercial Service
Section of the U.S. Consulate General. There are no benefits attached to this internship and no
compensation, nor any future employment rights. The program is open to all students and provides
the opportunity to work for a short period (not more than six months) in the Consulate to gain
experience in various areas of export promotion and commercial diplomacy.

Who We Are


The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau is comprised of various U.S. Government
agencies, including FCS, which is the leading trade promotion unit of the United States of America,
with the mission to assist and advocate for U.S. businesses in international markets to foster U.S.
economic prosperity by utilizing a network of trade promotion and policy professionals to promote
U.S. exports, especially among small and medium-sized enterprises; advance and protect U.S.
commercial interests overseas; and attract inward investment into the United States.



Program Requirements

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The Student Intern is Not Considered a Federal Employee

A student participating under this program is not considered to be a Federal employee of the U.S.
Consulate for any purpose other than injury compensation or laws related to the Tort Claims Act.

No Compensation

No compensation or benefits are offered in connection with program. A performance evaluation
report will be provided at the end of the internship upon request.

No Creditable Service

Participation and service in the Foreign National Student Intern Program is NOT creditable for
leave accrual or any other employee type benefits.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria in General

Only students who are the permanent residents in Hong Kong are eligible for the intern program,
and who are enrolled in a Hong Kong university, college, or junior college of not less than half-
time.
Definition of Student

Eligible students must also meet the definition of a student, pursuant to Title 5 USC 3111, as
follows:
"3111. For the purpose of this section, 'student' means an individual who is enrolled, not less than

half-time, in a high school,* trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college,

university or comparable recognized educational institution. An individual who is a student is

deemed not to have ceased to be a student during an interim between school years if the interim is

not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the Embassy that the

individual has a bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training in the

same or different educational institution during the school semester (or other period into which

the school year is divided) immediately after the interim."

NOTE: All Foreign National Student Intern Program applicants must have graduated from high
school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning their internship.

Potential
The student must have demonstrated potential to accomplish the type of work to be performed,
as demonstrated by transcripts and/or courses taken.

Transcript and Permission

The student must be in good academic standing at his or her current educational institution and
provide a certified transcript to verify it, and must provide written permission from the educational

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institution in which the student is enrolled to participate in the Foreign National Student Intern
Program.

Certifications

The student must receive security and medical certificates once selected for the program and before
starting to work. The selected applicant is responsible for the expenses to obtain the medical
certificate.

Medical Insurance

There is no medical insurance covered for the student.

Types of Assignments

Interns can be assigned duties to include: research; writing reports and/or correspondence; analysis
of international issues; assisting with the design, planning and implementation of public outreach
activities; creating content for social media; graphic design; assisting with the visits of U.S.
officials; and administrative duties.

Selection Process

1. Once the applications are collected, the Human Resources Office reviews them.
2. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews by the Consulate.
3. Once all personnel procedures are completed, then preliminary selection(s) are made, the

Human Resources Office will send an official letter extending an offer to participate in the
program to all those selected. This letter will include information on the position; the dates
of the program (will be arranged between the student and the employing section).

4. Selected candidate will be required to undergo medical and background checks.
5. Final selection is contingent on passing medical and security checks.

To Apply By Email

Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the
application no later than July 8, 2018:

1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174)
(PDF 133 KB)
2. Gratuitous Service Agreement (MS Word document 18 KB)
3. Student Statement of Interest (MS Word document 26 KB)
4. Letter of Permission (MS Word document 19 KB)
5. Certificate of Studentship (This can be submitted after the deadline if necessary.)
6. Academic Record (Optional)

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Submit Application To:


Completed applications should be submitted by email to the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong.
Application will not be considered without full submission of documents:


hrohongkong@state.gov

Human Resources Office

CLOSING DATE FOR THIS



The U.S. Mission in Hong Kong provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also
strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing
diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied
equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such
complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for
prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.


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BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITIONS


An Intern’s work may include any of the following:

Trade Promotion

1. Assist with the staffing of trade booth at local trade fairs

2. Help identify possible buyers for U.S. exporters

3. Help organize and attend receptions and business meetings

4. Support trade events with basic market research

5. Respond to basic inquiries from U.S. exporters

6. Update PowerPoint presentations

Market Research

1. Conduct market research, topics to be determined by Commercial Officers and
Commercial Specialists

2. Other research topics can be developed to fit the intern’s personal interest and/or
expertise

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED


1. Academic Major: Any area of study with good analytical skills and IT skills, and knowledge
of Hong Kong’s commercial environment.

2. Level 4 (Fluency) in English is required. (English will be tested at the time of interview.)
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