FALL 2021 Representative of German Industry Trade Internship

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) serves as the go-between for the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Washington DC (DIHK). RGIT represents their interest vis-a-vis the U.S. Congress and reports and advises on a variety of economic policy issues and developments in German-American relations. RGIT is seeking a part-time intern to work this fall (10-12 weeks) to join a German American team that serves as the Washington DC Presence for the BDI and DIHK. The intern will work to monitor US policy developments related to trade, energy and climate, digitization, and other business-related issues that may arise. Compensation for this internship is $15 per hour. RGIT hopes this program will be able to run out of their Washington, DC office, but due to the uncertainty regarding DC’s reopening this opportunity may operate remotely.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is June 20, 2021.


  • Tracking US policy developments, legislation, regulations, executive actions, or other trends.
  • Synthesizing complex or technical topics and concisely explaining their significance.
  • Researching relevant topics as directed.
  • Attending and reporting on think-tank or other events of interest.
  • Assisting with event management and special projects.
  • Interacting with other members of RGIT, BDI, DIHK, and partner organizations.


  • Current bachelor’s or graduate-level student or recent graduate in a related field (e.g., trade, economics, business, finance, politics, international relations, law).
  • Must be a US citizen or possess a valid US work authorization. RGIT will not sponsor a visa.
  • Full professional fluency in English required. Intermediate or advanced German preferred. Must have the ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the US political system and interest in US-German and broader transatlantic relations, especially economic and trade policy.
  • Strong research, analytic, organizational, time-management, and communication skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new topics and conditions as needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and virtual platforms like Teams.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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