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 Opportunity with GAIN (German Academic International Network)

We are currently accepting applications for a summer internship at our New York office, starting in May, ending end of August 2017.

The internship involves assisting with organizing the 17th 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 strategic 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 in English
  • 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 20th, 2017. To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter in English or German with the subject line “GAIN Internship 2017” to:
Gerrit Roessler, GAIN Program Director at roessler@daad.org.

To learn more about GAIN, please click here.

Internship in Network Administration

DAAD New York office is offering a high-level 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 approx. 30 users.

This is an excellent opportunity for an IT student to gain hands-on network administration experience in an international non-profit 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.


  • Knowledge of network administration functions, including servers and mail servers
  • Experience with security products, data storage and backup, VPN
  • 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
  • Some background in working with hardware and peripherals is helpful
  • Strong problem solving skills, good at prioritizing
  • Ability to work well with others
  • German language skills are a plus

We offer:

  • A supportive work environment in our office located in the German Consulate in New York
  • An internship stipend of $750/month

We are flexible in terms of a starting date. The internship would last six months. We also consider applications for a one-year internship.


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.