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Internship

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The U.S. Commercial Service Germany offers internship opportunities throughout the year at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the U.S. Consulate General’s in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.

What you would be doing

The U.S. Commercial Service Germany at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and the American Consulate General Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich promote the exportation and advancement of U.S. goods and/or services into the German market and inward investment into the U.S. We provide a range of services and programs to help American companies export goods and services to Germany.

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Our office analyzes information on the German market, facilitates contacts with German businesses, promotes U.S. products in Germany and European marketplace, and advocates U.S. business interests. We assist trade missions to Germany and provide logistical support to U.S. companies holding product launches and exhibitions.

Interns learn from Commercial Service staff by:

  • Collecting and analyzing information for market research reports for trade delegations and/or American companies on entry or expansion into Germany; including potential business partners, trade data, and in country promotions
  • Assisting with our matchmaking services that help
  • U.S. companies find partners and distributors in Germany
  • Advise American and German companies in diverse trade issues
  • Managing the U.S. Commercial Service websites: Germany (buyusa.gov/germany) and the United States (export.gov/germany) including publishing, updating, and managing content.

Who is eligible

In order to participate in this program you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Passing the US government background check (every intern has to give detailed personal information for a security check)
  • Enrollment at a university or institute of higher education after the second year /sophomore year of academic studies
  • Fluency of the German and English
  • Availability for up to 12 weeks
  • Good communication and computer skills

Selection is made without regard to consideration of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, or disability. Every intern must receive a positive security check by the U.S. Government prior to the start of his/her internship.

Payment and Insurance

This internship is a volunteer service. Federal regulations prohibit financial compensation. An official letter of recommendation will be provided. Most universities will award 3-6 credits for a completed internship. No federal government liability is assumed.

How to apply

Your application (at least 4 months in advance) must include:

  • Cover Letter: Why you want to be an intern, what you have to offer, how you hope to benefit from the internship and the time frame in which you are available.
  • Resume: Future goals, computer skills, past experience, including academic accomplishments, citizenship, and years of studies.
  • Proof of student status at a university or institute of higher education
  • References: names and contact information or letter of reference

For your planning

The internship will last up to 12 weeks, starting dates are flexible. Remember to plan up to 4 months ahead until your security check is completed (including a personal interview with an official security officer). Your work time will be Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our offices are closed on official German and American holidays.

Internship Program Flyer

If you wish to display this opportunity in your university’s Career Center or would like to send a copy of our flyer to an interested student, please use the following link to download our flyer:

Download the U.S. Commercial Service Germany Internship Flyer

Application

Please submit your application via email to the office location you wish to perform your internship, or call us if you have any questions. Please let us know if you apply in more than one of our locations.

Berlin

The internship at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin will be conducted at Clayallee 170, 14195 Berlin.

U.S. Embassy
U.S. Commercial Service
Sylvia Pfeffermann
Pariser Platz 2
14191 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 8305-2940
Email: sylvia.pfeffermann@trade.gov

Düsseldorf

American Consulate General
U.S. Commercial Service
Sabine Winkels
Willi-Becker-Allee 10
40227 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 211 737767-40
Email: sabine.winkels@trade.gov

Frankfurt

American Consulate General
U.S. Commercial Service
Ulrike Riegeler
Gießener Strasse 30
60435 Frankfurt

Tel: +49 69 7535-3157
Email: ulrike.riegeler@trade.gov

Munich

American Consulate General
U.S. Commercial Service
Rita Nüsser
Königinstr. 5
80539 München

Tel: +49 89 2888-748
Email: rita.nuesser@trade.gov


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