Paid Internship in Academic Cooperation with Germany
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent researchers and other professionals from abroad and from Germany.
American Friends Mission
To become a leading source in the United States for the promotion of national and international networking, exchange, and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists, and other professionals. Our goals include:
Expanding the pool of future Humboldtians from the United States;
Encouraging and supporting continued collaboration among US alumni;
With partners, raising Germany’s visibility as a center for research.
American Friends seeks an enthusiastic intern to assist the office staff in promotions, fundraising, and program development. The intern will closely support the American Friends staff in keeping the database up-to-date, developing the American Friends online presence (website, social media, and blog platform), and conducting background research to support the development and planning of programs and activities related to global science, science policy, and transatlantic relations. Duties will also include general administrative tasks and other ad hoc projects.
This is a paid, part-time internship, approximately 10 hours/week (flexible), at $10.50 per hour. The internship begins in mid to late August 2015 and ends in December 2015. Work hours and start/end date are flexible. American Friends is an equal opportunity employer.
Strong attention to detail
Experience with data entry and database management tools
Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong writing skills
Good organizational skills and ability to multitask
Ability to work independently and function in a small team environment
Familiarity with social media and online research
Additional desired skills
Experience and interest in nonprofit organizations
Experience with the SalesForce database platform
Experience with WordPress
Interest in transatlantic relations and science policy
German language skills
Undergraduate and graduate students in German, communications, or international relations are encouraged to apply. Other majors will be considered based on experience.