Our DAAD regional office in New York is offering an internship in network administration. We are seeking Information Technology majors who are nearing the end of their studies or IT-graduate students. The internship will take place in New York City in a Windows environment of approximately 30 users.

This is an excellent opportunity for an IT student to gain hands-on experience in network administration in an international setting. Working directly with our information officer, the IT intern will be involved in IT-related projects and will assist our team with IT issues. These range from infrastructure maintenance (network/server administration) to occasional troubleshooting and help desk tasks.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of network administration functions, including servers and mail servers
  • Familiarity with various Microsoft products, including operating systems (Win XP, Win 7, Win Server)
  • Good aptitude with user applications, especially internet browsers, MS Office Suite (2010, 2013), Adobe
  • Experience with security products, data storage and backup, VPN
  • Some background in working with hardware and peripherals is helpful
  • Strong problem solving skills, good at prioritizing
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Fluent in English (German language skills a plus, but not required)

We offer:

  • A supportive work environment in our office located in the German Consulate in New York
  • Help with applying for J-1 visa and finding housing in New York (if necessary)
  • An internship stipend of $750/month

The starting date is flexible but we require a 6-month minimum commitment.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Solveig Berkman berkman@daad.org.

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the German federal agency for the support of international academic cooperation.  The New York office was founded in 1971 to support academic exchange between the United States, Canada and Germany, and is one of 15 international DAAD branch offices.  It provides information and assistance to education professionals and students in the United States, Canada and Germany; administers fellowships and programs for students and scholars; and promotes Germany’s academic, scientific, and cultural achievements throughout North America.