Research Assistants / Undergraduate Internships / Employment

Current Research Assistants

To learn more about the students that are currently working at AITC, or to learn more about what AITC students do after graduation, please refer to our Student Success page (under revision).

Student Positions
The AITC serves as a practical training ground for UA students interested in careers in international trade. Through its Research Assistant and undergraduate internship program, students work on real-life projects for Alabama companies. The Center trains over 50 students each year. Many of these students go on to diverse international jobs in government and industry here in the U.S. and abroad.

The Trade Center interviews candidates for Research Assistant and internship positions throughout the year. If you are interested, please stop by the Trade Center with a current resume, or email your resume to Interviews for the Spring semester are held after Thanksgiving, and interviews for the Summer and Fall semesters are held after Spring break.

If you would like more information, please call us.  When applying, please specify your expected date of graduation and the semester in which you are interested (Fall, Spring, Summer).

ALL students must register at the UA Handshake website to apply for the internship. Undergraduate course credit is available with prior approval. Please consult your undergraduate catalog or contact your advisor. Culverhouse students must meet certain requirements for course credit.

Students, Please Read This:
Tuition Reimbursement is not available through the Trade Center. A limited number of paid Research Assistant positions are available. Most paid positions are awarded to students that have already completed one semester as an intern.  MBA Students must be recommended for placement by the MBA Office.

Other International Opportunities at UA:
The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business offers several international business programs in Tuscaloosa and abroad. UA’s Capstone International Center oversees all of the University’s international efforts. The College of Arts & Sciences offers extensive courses in modern, classical, and critical languages.

Professional Staff Positions
Staff positions are competitively filled through the University of Alabama’s job posting . When positions are available, a complete description and list of requirements will be posted at the jobs site.