Note to applicants:
Interns in the Marketing & Communications 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.

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.

Compensation: $2750/month

Duration: 9-12 months

What You'll Do:

  • Maintenance of GACC Midwest’s social media channels and websites
  • Support of production of Chamber copy and content such as newsletters, publications, and a digital blog
  • Contribution to promotional materials, e.g., brochures, event flyers, etc.
  • Attending Chamber events and supporting on site
  • Assisting with photography and the production of video footage of Chamber events
  • Supporting other departments with marketing, events, & more

What We're Looking For:

  • Graphic design skills, basic knowledge of Canva or Adobe InDesign is a plus
  • Experience with creating and monitoring social media posts and campaigns (e.g., Hootsuite, LinkedIn Campaign Manager) is a plus
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, online research, and mass mailing programs such as Constant Contact
  • Web content management experience (for example WordPress, Typo3, or others)
  • Ability to prioritize, good problem-solving skills
  • Solid writing skills and the ability to produce written materials in a fast-paced environment while consistently meeting deadlines
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills and great attention to detail
  • High-level proficiency in the English language
  • Good team player, thrives on collaboration

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.


“Our Midwest location is full of really incredible professionals. They have offered me projects that bring in my personal interest and incorporate my past experiences all the while building my career skills upon it. From managing websites, creating landing pages, copywriting to creating promotional materials and social media management, I got to see it all through. The internship at GACC truly opened my eyes to where I see myself in the transatlantic professional network!”

Caroline C., Previous Marketing Communications Intern