The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is a DC-based think tank that works exclusively on Germany-United States foreign policy. Through their affiliation with John Hopkins University, the Institute has access to academic and policy expertise through JHU’s extensive transatlantic network. They work to address the top economic, foreign, security, domestic, and social policy issues affecting the United States, Germany, and the broader transatlantic relationship.
AICGS in conjunction with the Halle Foundation is seeking undergraduate and graduate students to work as paid interns. The goal of these internships is as follows: to introduce the participants to an American nonprofit policy institute, provide opportunities to pursue independent research, involve the interns in ongoing AICGS projects as well as allow the interns to build a network through AICGS events and similar events throughout the DC area. Successful applicants are expected to intern at AICGS for the full semester (at least three months). Interns will receive a cost-of-living stipend ($1700/month).
ACIGS AND THE HALLE FOUNDATION ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM STUDENTS AT GEORGIA COLLEGES AND/OR WHO HAVE TIES TO THE STATE OF GEORGIA.
The deadline to apply for the fall semester is July 1, 2021.
- Research issues on transatlantic relations and, under the mentorship of a senior staff member, write an article for the AICGS website.
- Conduct research for fellows and staff on a variety of topics within the three program areas.
- Compile weekly briefs on transatlantic media, defense, and immigration.
- Assist with the Institute’s social media presence and marketing strategy, including drafting social media posts, brainstorming outreach ideas, and posting to the AICGS website.
- Identify potential partnerships between the Institute and private firms and grant-giving organizations.
- Assist in logistical and programmatic support for upcoming meetings, events, and the Institute’s annual gala, at which it presents the Global Leadership Award.
Interns will be evaluated at the mid-point and the end of their internship.
- Undergraduate or graduate students that are interested in transatlantic relations and Europe/Germany. (Applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework by the time they begin an internship.)
- Strong writing and research skills
- Strong organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, social media, online research)
- German language skills preferred but not required
For more information and to apply, click here.