Interships at DWIH New York

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.”

We hire communications and operations interns on a  6-month, biannual basis, from February to July and from August to January.  Interested in working with us? Check out the information below!

This position can accommodate a flexible commitment up to 20-25 hours/week depending on the intern’s availability.

Interns are reimbursed in the form of a monthly stipend.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.; the DWIH New York cannot help sponsor a visa. 

Job Responsibilities:

The  intern will be responsible for:

  • Science Writing and Research:
    • Researching and preparing editorial content for the DWIH’s website, monthly newsletter and social media
    • 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 regular (digital) 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 digital events.

Applicants must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Completion of at least 2 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
  • US Citizen, Green Card holder, or otherwise legally able to work in the US

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 WordPress or other website platforms preferred.

We are currently not accepting applications for internships. However, if you would like to get in touch regarding future opportunities, please email info [at] dwih-newyork [dot] org.