American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Internship – Washington, DC

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is hiring for spring internship positions. AICGS internships provide a professional and educational experience in a not-for-profit think tank that works to build a smarter German-American partnership.
AICGS internships aim to introduce interns to all aspects of an American nonprofit public policy institute, provide opportunities for interns to carry out their own research projects and publish work on the Institute’s website, and involve interns in ongoing AICGS projects and events of the three program areas. AICGS offers two internship positions (Research Internship and Development Internship).

Research Interns are given significant freedom to explore their own research interests and publish their work on the AICGS website. This position primarily works with the Research Associate. All Research Interns will be involved in the following tasks:
Support staff and fellows with their research projects and initiatives
Provide event support (including contacting participants, event set-up/take-down, event registration and follow-up, and publications mailings)
Taking notes and writing summaries at AICGS events for the AICGS website and electronic newsletter
Daily English and German language newspaper survey

Development Interns learn how a nonprofit functions as a business entity and become acquainted with the logistics of organizing the Institute’s annual fundraising dinner, the Global Leadership Award Dinner (GLAD). This position primarily works with the Finance and Development Associate. All Development Interns will be involved in the following tasks:
Researching and identifying potential partnerships between the Institute and private firms
Administrative and financial project support
Contact database management
Researching changes in German-American business relationships
Provide event support for GLAD
Monitor social media platforms

AICGS accepts students from a variety of fields of studies. Students should have an interest in transatlantic relations and Europe/Germany. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel) and Internet research skills are required. Interns must have strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail. Interns should be highly motivated to work in a small organization on a variety of projects. Previous website and/or social media development/management skills are useful but not required. Knowledge of the German language is helpful but not essential.

Foreign nationals who apply must be eligible for a J-1 visa and must cover the costs associated with obtaining the visa. If already in the U.S., they must be eligible to intern at a U.S. organization.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter (outlining applicant’s reason for applying for the internship and his/her availability), and two writing samples (in English, no more than four pages each) via e-mail to:

Ms. Elizabeth Caruth
Research Associate

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