The American Council on Germany offers unpaid internships for the spring, summer, and fall for students who are interested in transatlantic affairs, specifically German-American relations. Internships at the ACG provide the opportunity to gain insight on the daily operations of a small nonprofit organization while having the possibility to participate in policy discussions with thought leaders from business, politics, media, and academia. Interns may be involved in membership outreach, fundraising, event planning, and providing research for various ongoing projects.
The ACG will work with students and their course load to coordinate a mutually agreeable schedule; however, interns must maintain a reliable and consistent schedule. Interns in the spring and fall semesters must complete a minimum of 10 hours per week, while those in the summer must make a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Internships are unpaid.
The internship duration and the corresponding deadlines are as follows:
Spring Semester (February – May)
Application Deadline: January 15
Summer Semester (May – August)
Application Deadline: March 15
Fall Semester (September – December)
Application Deadline: July 15
Interns’ duties may include but are not limited to:
- Assisting with event logistics for policy discussions, Warburg Chapters, and the McCloy Awards Dinner;
- Assisting with maintaining the internal database;
- Conducting online research for various projects;
- Assisting with communications, including researching and/or generating content for the ACG website, newsletter, and social-media sites; and
- Providing administrative support for membership, fellowships, conferences, and/or other projects.
The preferred applicant must:
- Be a self-starter and highly organized;
- Have an interest in Germany, Europe, transatlantic relations, international business, and/or international affairs;
- Have the ability to work with limited supervision;
- Be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills; and
- Have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Experience in digital projects is desirable, and German language skills are a plus.
To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter outlining why you are applying for the internship and your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foreign nationals must be eligible for a J-1 visa and must cover the costs associated with obtaining the visa. If already in the U.S., they must be eligible to intern at a U.S. organization.