Note to applicants: 

Interns in the Events & Membership department of our organization will work out of the GACC Midwest office in downtown Chicago. As such, applicants must either currently reside in the Greater Chicago Area or be available for immediate relocation.

Compensation: $2400/month

Duration: 9-12 months

Who we are:

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. 

Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with full-cycle event management activities for a wide range of events, including:
  • Designing invitations, event brochures and event programs
  • Carrying out logistical arrangements for events such as travel itineraries, researching venue and vendor options
  • Promoting events to target attendees and acquiring event sponsors
  • Conducting post-event follow-up and review activities
  • Administer the Membership database and maintain accurate records for all GACC Midwest members
  • Engage in activities to retain and acquire new members for the Chamber

Who are we looking for? Ideally you are:

  • experienced in event planning and event coordinating (preferred, but not required) or have a strong interest in gaining experience and skills in this field
  • skilled in organizational and planning activities
  • proactive, self-initiated/driven and have a strong attention to detail and a high level of accountability
  • available to attend Chamber and partner events, including occasionally outside of normal business hours
  • a strong communicator, including writing, proof reading and speaking
  • experienced in social media communications; publishing and usability a plus
  • advanced user in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • a team player