Compensation: $1800/month

Start date: April 2021

Duration: 9-12 months

Our company

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 bicultural environment, with support from colleagues that can help speed the learning curve of understanding intercultural differences and nuances.

Our Apprenticeship Networks Team supports our member companies and other industry associations, educational institutions, and government agencies to cover the demand for skilled workforce in various industry sectors. To this end, we help with the creation of new programs based on the German model of apprenticeships and assist with the management of existing programs. For more information about our flagship program, please visit our ICATT Apprenticeship Program homepage.

Your role

We are seeking a creative Apprenticeship Networks Intern with a focus on Marketing and Communications, who is interested in technology and creating compelling content. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter and eager to get experience by diving head-first into social media initiatives, content strategy, outreach to and collaboration with various stakeholders, advertising, and providing assistance across a wide range of other responsibilities. The Intern will be working with our team to build content, so collaboration and communication are crucial for this role.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Update the ICATT and MAT2 websites (WordPress)
  • Create social media posts, as well as create, format and send out e-newsletters to stakeholders
  • Edit images for exam preparation
  • Create effective marketing copy for apprenticeship-related events and programs
  • Update guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures to reflect best practices and develop these where needed
  • Attend career fairs or presentation events, including occasional evenings or weekends (depending on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Assist with organizing events such as signing days, roundtables, workshops, and other events etc. (run of show, marketing etc.; for any in-person events this may include securing location and catering)
  • Assist with other administrative and marketing duties assigned as necessary

What you can expect

You’re going to grow – we promise! We’re looking to provide web- and tech-savvy self-starter interns with the opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding apprenticeships, HR strategies, workforce development, clearly marketing to very different target audiences. You will be able to work in a closed team where each area of responsibility overlaps, and you will also have some opportunities to work cross-departmental and learn from different experts.

Qualification and skills of the ideal candidate

  • High-level proficiency in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Word Press skills
  • Experience with social media channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (beyond private usage)
  • Photoshop and image editing abilities
  • Experience or knowledge in the field of apprenticeships or manufacturing is an advantage
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team environment