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Graduates of the International Trade and Economic Diplomacy program develop policy analysis, ensure trade compliance, and negotiate trade in private businesses, government, and civil society around the world.

Alumni in the Fields of Trade and Diplomacy

Matthew Caron

Matthew Caron

Employer: U.K. Department for International Trade at the British Consulate-General in San Francisco

Institute Advantage: My internship with DIT at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., led to my full-time position.

Expertise: International trade and investment

Annathea Cook

Annathea Cook

Employer: Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration

Institute Advantage: The Spring Break Trip to D.C. and an alumni connection led to an internship offer and the job I have now.

Expertise: International trade compliance

DJ Watts

DJ Watts

Employer: Aiya America, a tea distributor in Los Angeles

Institute Advantage: I built on my Japanese language skills toward a career that affects the world in a positive way.

Expertise: Customs brokerage

International Trade and Economic Diplomacy student Alex Wood

Alex Wood

Employer: U.S. Department of Commerce

Institute Advantage: Alumni networking and the D.C. Career Fair helped me land the job I have now.

Expertise: International trade compliance

Shiya Zhang

Shiya Zhang

Employer: GlobalFoundries

Institute Advantage: Individual career advice I got helped me with the interviewing process, and my immersive learning experience in Brazil gave me confidence.

Expertise: Trade compliance

Other Alumni Positions

  • Director for APEC Affairs, U.S. Trade Representative
  • Global Policy Senior Manager, Information Technology Industry Council
  • Director, Asia Business Development and Aviation Policy, the Boeing Company
  • Director of Government Affairs, Apple
  • Professor of Trade, Renmin University at Shandong
  • Senior Manager, Apple
  • Senior Manager, International Trade and Energy Policy, Cisco Corporation
  • Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Korea
  • Trade Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Deputy Chief of Party, Supporting Economic Analysis and Development in Indonesia, Nathan Associates
  • Managing Director, Industry and Trade Development, Nathan Associates
  • Director, International Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Director for Western Europe and Middle East Affairs, U.S. Trade Representative



Summer 2017

Locations: Indonesia, Brazil, Belgium, United States

Select Internship Employers

  • Canadian Embassy
  • EU Delegation
  • GlobalFoundries
  • National Foreign Trade Council
  • Nathan Associates
  • SAP
  • State of Tennessee 
  • U.K. Embassy
  • U.S. Consulate (Milan)
  • U.S. Embassy (Brazil)
  • U.S. Trade Representative
  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Compliance and Enforcement
    • Bureau of Security and Industry
    • Foreign Commercial Service
  • U.S. Department of State
    • Presidential Management Fellows 
  • Wine Institute
  • World Trade Organization

Select Internship Position Titles

  • Business Development Consultant
  • Commercial Intern, Trade Policy 
  • Global Corporate Affairs
  • U.S. Commercial Service Intern
  • Graduate Intern
  • Trade Enforcement Intern
  • International Trade Policy Intern