InternSuccessStoryThe Center for International Trade Development (CITD) and the Retail Hospitality & Tourism Program (RHT) we would like to congratulate former intern and Skyline College student Christopher Chang for being offered an intern position with the U.S. Commercial Service at the Department of Commerce (USDOC), in San Francisco. Chris is piloting the USDOC’s new Entry Level Internship Program. Thanks to the CITD and USDOC’s long history of collaboration and partnership this opportunity was extended to a Skyline College student. Previously, only students at four-year universities qualified for intern positions.

Chris interned with the CITD and RHT Program during the Fall 2013 semester. In his role as intern, Chris carried out day-to-day operations of the office which included drafting marketing materials/articles, grant reporting, and detailed record keeping. Chris gained valuable skills and exposure to multinational companies, business professionals and government agencies through his internship with the CITD and RHT Program.

Chris began his internship with the USDOC in February. During his internship he will learn about regional trade and business development activities and gain more experience with international trade, business/finance and business development.

To be exposed to similar prospects, Chris recommends that fellow Skyline College students, “Be hungry to learn and seek out all opportunities.”

If the USDOC sustains the Entry Level Internship Program, Skyline College will be called-upon to suggest potential Summer and Fall 2014 interns. For more information on the CITD, RHT, and USDOC internship programs, please contact:

Article written by Pcyeta Stroud and Allison Mello