DWIH Seeks Communications Intern

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and Managed by the DAAD, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York facilitates transatlantic collaboration to solve the most pressing questions of the future. We encourage German-American exchange on topics in science and technology. For more, read our “About Us.”

The DWIH New York seeks a communications intern for a minimum of 6 months. This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week. Additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Compensation for this internship is $750 per month. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The internship cycles last from January to June and August to December with some flexibility. Both German and American students and recent graduates encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

The communications intern will be responsible for:

  • Science Writing and Research:
    • Researching editorial content for the DWIH’s website, monthly newsletter and social media
    • Writing original news articles in German and English for dwih-newyork.org
    • Conducting interviews with German researchers and startup founders
    • Posting content relevant to German science and technology on the DWIH Twitter and Linked-in
    • Enacting press and marketing strategies together with the DWIH Communications Officer
    • Collaborating with partner organizations and media contacts to market Germany as a “Land of Ideas” in the U.S.
    • Generating hype for a major conference on the topics of “Cities and Climate”
  • Assistance with office administration, including DWIH programs and events

The applicant should be prepared to find content related to research and innovation for the DWIH website, social media, and event marketing. The intern will aid in maintaining the DWIH’s social media profile (via Twitter and Linked-In) and be actively involved in the maintenance of the new DWIH website. This primarily involves processing researched content, photo editing, as well as content uploads and editing and conducting performance analytics. Furthermore, the intern will support the organization of events, some of which will take place during evenings.

Applicants must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Completion of at least 3 years of undergraduate study
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both German and English
  • Self-motivated, organized, and proficient at working with deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; preference will be given to candidates also familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop
  • Experience with social media

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in an office, program coordination and event management as well as in the field of journalism highly desirable. Familiarity with the field of international education, research, and/or commerce strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML and other computer programming skills strongly preferred.

To apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample in English and German to info@dwih-newyork.org, with “DWIH Internship” listed in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Internships typically last from January-June and August-December with some flexibility.