Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest – Gesellschaft für Außenwirtschaft und Standortmarketing mbH – was established on January 1, 2009 via a merger between Invest in Germany, the BfAI, and the GfAI. The organization promotes Germany as a business and technology location in addition to the recruitment of investors. Germany Trade & Invest provides up-to-date information and expert advice both to German companies seeking to expand their businesses abroad as well as to foreign companies looking to enter Germany. The GTAI representative for the New York office is looking for an Economic Research intern (m/f) to support the field of “export and foreign markets” starting as soon as possible.

Assist in attracting investors, in particular in:

Creating target group lists for conferences using an online marketing database
Implementing e-mail campaigns with the aim of finding (potential clients?) companies that want to do business in Germany
Conducting targeted market studies of German industries
Updating and creating PowerPoint presentations for potential investors
Conducting performance analyses of various industries in Germany
Composing weekly newsletters: news about companies planning to expand to Europe or Germany; news about selected industries
Analyzing selected companies using Hoovers (online database of companies) with the aim of presenting their investment potential in Germany and Europe

Administrative Tasks, which include:

General and administrative (e.g. cooperation with GACC administration, press subscription, etc.)
Maintaining contacts (such as associations, government agencies, research institutions, etc.)
Management and optimization of archives

Excellent organizational and analytical skills, able to work independently and in a structured manner, quick understanding, logical thinking
Must be a current or continuing student or between undergrad and grad school with the intention of applying to and attending  grad school in the future
Fluent in English and German
Proficient use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
University degree in Economics or  Business Administration or equivalent is a plus
This is an unpaid internship; it can be used to receive credits at a university. GTAI is covering the J1 visa processing fee.

Expenses:

International candidates pay the costs for health insurance, consular and SEVIS fees as well as travel expenses.

Did we spark your interest? We look forward to receiving your application. This position is available all year long. Please include in your application when you would be available.

Please send your application to Mr. Claus Habermeier, Director Invest Germany Trade & Invest US office at recruitment(at)gaccny.com with “Internship GTAI / your name” in the subject line.

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