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Goethe-Institut

Summary: “The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institution operational worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.

German American Chamber of Commerce

GACC provides links between German investors, interns, and students to American companies.

Part of this work includes support in finding internships in the U.S. For students who already have found an internship post on their own, GACC's J1 visa program, processing the cases of 500 students per year, offers help in obtaining the necessary work permit, the J1 visa. The cost for procuring a J1 visa ranges from 550 to 790 €. For more information, please see http://www.j1-visum.de .

American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. (AmCham Germany) is a private, non-profit, bilateral economic organization with 3,000 American and German members. Their mission is to further the competitiveness of Germany as an investment location, promote trade and investment between Germany and the United States and strengthen transatlantic relations.

Their website at http://www.amcham.de  provides information on internships and education under both the headers of

Inwent Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH

Inwent is a non-profit organisation with worldwide operations dedicated to human resource development, advanced training, and dialogue. Their capacity building programs are directed at experts and executives from politics, administration, the business community, and civil society.

Amnesty International

Amnesty is a global NGO working in the fields of human rights. They continually offer a very large number of internships in all their local sections, covering tasks in the fields of Economy, Refugees, Organization/Management, Law etc.

For more information on internship posts in Germany and abroad, please see www.amnesty.de/mitarbeit.

Greenpeace Deutschland

NGO work with tasks probably very interesting for students  of Communications and Media. The link www.greenpeace.de/ueber_uns/jobs/praktika/ offers detailed information on proposing an internship slot but also lists currently offered posts. These deal mainly with documentation, PR, etc.

United Nations

Interested in international relations, peace-keeping, development aid etc? The United Nations Organization offers internships in all countries and for a huge range of tasks. Please see the following link for a list of updated current offers: unjobs.org/themes/internship

Again, your English skills and interdisciplinary education at American Studies will be assets in the application process.

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