Compensation: $1800/month

Start date: February 2020

Duration: 9-12 months

The mission of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) is to promote and assist in the expansion of 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.

Requirements

  • High-level proficiency in the English and at least intermediate German language skills
  • Strong research and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong understanding of fundamental business concepts
  • A great interest in working with an international team and a high level of motivation to help GACC Midwest accomplish its mission
  • Strong technical aptitude and affinity-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

Responsibilities

  • Handling of daily inquiries that are received from companies interested in expanding their transatlantic business activities.
  • Internet-based research to gather market intelligence and assist German companies in their search for U.S. business partners.
  • Support German business delegations visiting the Midwest in the industry fields of renewable energy, architecture and energy efficient building technologies, machinery and automation, automotive-related technologies and medical devices.

Please note that selection activities commence about six months before the start date.