Title: Marketing Internship, Consulting Services Department

Note to applicants:
Interns in the Consulting Services department of our organization will work out of the GACC Midwest office in Chicago. As such, applicants must either currently reside in the Greater Chicago Area or be available for immediate relocation.

Compensation: $2750/month
Duration: 9-12 months

The mission of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) is to promote and assist 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. Read more about our organization at www.gaccmidwest.org.

The Marketing Intern within our Consulting Services Department will work closely with our team on a variety of tasks, providing vital support for our social media, content creation, and client interaction efforts. This role offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in marketing and communications, with a focus on the B2B sector. The intern will assist in developing localized social media content, creating monthly LinkedIn posts, support in preparing social media reports, and participating in client meetings.

The ideal candidate will bring creativity, strong writing skills, and a proactive approach to managing multiple projects. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your marketing skills and gain exposure to international business practices.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct research and localize social media content for the US market.
  • Develop monthly LinkedIn post plans for B2B clients across various industries.
  • Prepare monthly social media reports and participate in client meetings.
  • Assist in creating social media strategies for clients.
  • Contribute to the production of marketing materials such as newsletters, brochures, and flyers.
  • Assist in responding to initial inquiries from German companies on topics such as import and export regulations, product certification in the U.S. market and more.
  • Participate in phone calls with client companies.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Experience with LinkedIn and B2B marketing.
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to produce high-quality content quickly and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Experience in creating and monitoring social media posts using tools like Hootsuite, LinkedIn, and Trello.
  • Excellent project management and prioritization skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • High proficiency in English, with advanced German language skills.
  • Basic graphic design skills, with knowledge of Canva or Adobe InDesign being a plus.
  • Web design skills are a plus.
  • A good sense of marketing and social media trends.

Why join GACC Midwest?

Our organization, GACC Midwest, strives to provide our interns with an environment that allows them to succeed in every aspect of their role. Our interns have the opportunity to gain the ability to put new things into practice and network and meet key members in our extensive membership base while learning more about German-American business efforts happening day in and day out.

With a beautiful state-of-the-art office space in the heart of the city overlooking Millennium Park, interns are able to easily navigate throughout Downtown Chicago and experience the rich culture the city has to offer – such as complimentary German lessons offered by the Goethe Institute specifically for our employees. Within our office building, all GACC Midwest team members have access to the fitness center with free classes being offered regularly as well as general community events as planned by the building staff.