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Monday, July 17, 2017

Internship Posting - Winter Internship with American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC: Sunday, October 1 (Application Deadline)

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) offers unpaid internships to undergraduate and graduate students in the spring, summer, and fall. AICGS internships provide a professional and educational experience in a not-for-profit think tank that aims to strengthen the German-American relationship. AICGS internships aim to:
* Introduce interns to all aspects (administrative, programming, development, research) 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
* Involve interns in ongoing AICGS projects and events of the three program areas: Business & Economics, Foreign & Domestic Policy, and Society, Culture & Politics
* Provide opportunities for participation in similar events in Washington, DC, organized by other policy institutions or think tanks.

AICGS offers two internship positions (Research Internship and Development Internship). Please specify which position you are applying for in your application.

Research Internship:
Research Interns are given significant freedom to explore their own research interests and publish their work on the AICGS Notizen Blog. This position primarily works with the Program Coordinator.

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
* Day-to-day administrative duties

Development Internship:
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 Development Coordinator.

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

Interns will be evaluated at the mid-point and at the end of their internship and will be asked to provide AICGS with an evaluation of the internship program and their experience at AICGS.

Qualifications:
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.

Duration and Application Deadlines:
Interns are expected to work between 20 and 35 hours a week during the following cycles:
* Spring: January-May. Application deadline is October 1
* Summer: June-August. Application deadline is March 1
* Fall: September-December. Application deadline is June 1

Application:
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) preferably via e-mail to:

Ms. Elizabeth Caruth
Program Coordinator, AICGS
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-2121

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