The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. (GACC South) is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the official representative of German industry and trade in the Southern United States. Our main mission is to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. We are seeking a highly motivated, full-time intern to support our Manager in Houston and gain hands-on experience using her/his business education in real-world applications. As an intern, you will participate in teamwork, direct client communications, and day-to-day operations in the virtual and office environment.

Company: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

Location: Houston, TX, USA, in-person, not remote.

Start date: Q4 2022/Q1 2023. The duration of the internship is 12 months.
Number of internships available: 1

Compensation: up to $15/hour

Job description:

You will work closely with current staff and managers of the Marketing Department in Atlanta but mainly support our Houston Manager with ongoing and new events planning, organization, and execution of such events. This administrative support also includes social media, newsletter, and other exciting Marketing activities. You will be most successful if you had exposure to events and Marketing communications in previous internships or other school-college-university event planning.

Responsibilities: Your training opportunities will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting small and mid-sized German companies through organizing networking events and general customary meetings in the Houston region
  • Assisting with organizing, planning, implementation, and post-follow-up of events
  • Assisting and coordinating marketing activities internally and with external vendors
  • Other administrative responsibilities relevant to project management and event management

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate (or equivalent) or graduate degree in business, economics, hospitality, or related field
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of prioritization and efficient allocation of time and resources
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • High comfort level interacting with clients
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based and international (virtual) environment
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
    • Ability to grasp complicated subjects quickly
    • Proficiency with Microsoft applications
    • Working knowledge of the German language
    • HTML, Photoshop, and graphic design proficiency is a plus

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • International experience (studies abroad, travel, etc.)

    Information for applicants:

    Thank you for your application and your interest in this position. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to answer each application personally. We review all incoming applications and if we find your skills meet our particular needs, we will contact you.