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DAAD New York regularly offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of IT and program management. Occasionally, positions at DAAD and other institutions in the German House (GAIN, University Liaison Offices, GCRI) are also posted here. Check back regularly for the latest vacancies.

Internship with GAIN (German Academic International Network)

We are currently accepting applications for a summer internship at our New York office, starting June 1 to September 10, 2018.

The internship involves assisting with organizing the 18th Annual GAIN Conference of German Researchers - the largest forum for German PhD students, postdocs, and professors working in North America. A significant portion of the conference consists of a large career fair with over 60 exhibitors from all areas of the German research landscape.

Duties will entail a wide spectrum of tasks from helping with administrative matters to communication with clients, as well as organizational and planning activities, depending on the needs of the German Academic International Network (GAIN, www.gain-network.org).

We are looking for applicants who

  • Are fluent in German and English, native German speaker preferred
  • Have an interest in higher education and science policy
  • Like working in an office environment and are highly organized

Applicants must have a valid US work permit. We cannot sponsor a visa.

Interns will receive a stipend of $750/month.

Applications are due by March 28th, 2018. To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter in English or German with the subject line “GAIN Internship 2018” to:

Dietrich Wolf Fenner, GAIN Program Director at fenner@daad.org and Solveig Berkman, Senior Administrative Officer at berkman@daad.org.


Feel free to reach out to Ms. Solveig Berkman at berkman(at)daad.org should you have any questions. Please also send your application materials (CV and cover letter) to Ms. Solveig Berkman at the address above.