Note to applicants:
Interns in the Consulting Services department of our organization will work out of the GACC Midwest office in Chicago. As such, applicants must either currently reside in the Greater Chicago Area or be available for immediate relocation.

Compensation: $2750/month
Duration: 9-12 months

The mission of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) is to promote and assist bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States. All internships offer the opportunity to gain work experience in a truly bilingual and bicultural environment, with support from colleagues that can help speed the learning curve of understanding intercultural differences and nuances. Read more about our organization at

... part of the Consulting department, our Government Project Team’s initiatives facilitate technological and business knowledge exchanges in various fields between industry experts, policy makers, and academia in Germany and the US through various industry events and initiatives. For detailed information on the efforts of the Government Project team and general transatlantic initiatives as well as an overview of current projects, please visit:

What does this internship entail?

  • Support with project management, planning, and implementing both virtual & in-person business delegation programs fostering German American collaboration in industries such as renewable energy und sustainability, advanced manufacturing, automotive, agtech
  • Participate in event and conference planning and implementation for the delegations
  • Research & identification of and outreach to potential business partners in the US (sales and distribution partners, potential clients, network partners etc.) as well as coordination and facilitation of B2B meetings
  • Primary and secondary research to gather market intelligence for client companies
  • Aid in the research, writing and potential publication of market analyses
  • Support in answering initial inquiries from German companies on topics such as import and export regulations, product certification, visa regulations in the US as well as general questions on US market entry as part of the public function of the German American Chamber of Commerce

Who are we looking for?

  • High-level proficiency in the English language as well as advanced German language skills a plus
  • Strong research and communication skills (verbal and written) with attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  • Strong understanding of fundamental business concepts
  • Strong interest in learning more about new technology and its applications and a desire to assist in promoting these new technologies in the U.S. market
  • A great interest in working with an international team and a high level of motivation to help GACC Midwest accomplish its mission

Why join GACC Midwest?

Our organization, GACC Midwest, strives to provide our interns with an environment that allows them to succeed in every aspect of their role. Our interns have the opportunity to gain the ability to put new things into practice and network and meet key members in our extensive membership base while learning more about German-American business efforts happening day in and day out.

With a beautiful state-of-the-art office space in the heart of the city overlooking Millennium Park, interns are able to easily navigate throughout Downtown Chicago and experience the rich culture the city has to offer – such as complimentary German lessons offered by the Goethe Institute specifically for our employees. Within our office building, all GACC Midwest team members have access to the fitness center with free classes being offered regularly as well as general community events as planned by the building staff.