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Consulting Services Internship

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

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Start date: August 2020 or January 2021 (Duration: 12 months preferred)
Number of internships available: 2

Compensation: $10/hour, 40 hours per week, paid time off (vacation, personal day, sick time)

Own expenses for intern: Health insurance, housing, travel expenses, J1-Visa fee (if applicable)

How to apply: Please email your application to hr[at] Applications will only be considered with cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation (German or English) attached.

Please also mention your preferred start date and specify the internship title “Consulting Services Internship Atlanta” in the subject line.

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc. (GACC South) is a private, non-profit organization which 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 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 of the office.

Job description:

You will work closely with current staff and managers of the Consulting Department to support ongoing projects, including federally funded projects aimed at supporting German small and medium sized companies in various key industries such as the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, Machinery Manufacturing and Medical sectors.


Your training opportunities will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting mid-sized German companies with their U.S. market entry
  • Working closely with the management of our German business clients
  • Conducting industry specific market research
  • Performing cold-calling associated with business partner searches
  • Organizing trade shows & business trips including onsite support for German companies
  • Planning, implementation, and post follow-up of inbound and outbound delegations, conferences and roundtables, including acquisition of experts, VIPs, participants, and onsite support for German participants
  • Contributing directly to the development and expansion of the market position of our Consulting Services team
  • Assisting and coordinating marketing activities internally and with external vendors
  • Other administrative responsibilities relevant to project management and event management

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent) or higher degree in business, economics 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 environment
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to grasp complicated subjects quickly
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications
  • Working knowledge of German language
  • HTML, Photoshop, graphic design proficiency is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International experience (studies abroad, travel, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience in one of the key industries mentioned above

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.