Overview

  • The intern will learn first-hand about issues surrounding bilateral trade between the U.S. and Germany from the practical perspective of handling daily inquiries that are received from companies interested in expanding their transatlantic business activities.
  • In addition, the intern will be involved in several projects ranging from supporting German business delegations visiting the Midwest to assisting German companies search for U.S. business partners. Interns will sometimes also have the opportunity to support the virtual office of one or more German companies in the U.S..
  • Typically, the most common projects are related to the industry fields of renewable energy, architecture and energy efficient building technologies, machinery and automation, automotive-related technologies and medical devices. A wide range of other technologies and industries are also addressed on an ongoing basis such as nanotechnology, specialty chemicals and coatings, software, electronics and consumer products.

Specific Requirements

  • A strong understanding of fundamental business concepts is required. Interns should be able to comprehend and assist with the development of effective strategies for bringing diverse products to market and possess an aptitude for understanding sales channels and other issues affecting B2B business operations.
  • Ability to use internet-based research effectively to gather market intelligence and identify prospective partners for client companies.
  • For this internship, a strong technical aptitude and affinity is necessary. While technical or engineering experience is not expected, Consulting Services interns should have an interest in learning more about new technology and its applications and a desire to assist in promoting these new technologies in the U.S. market.
  • Very strong English skills are an absolute requirement.  Interns must have a strong phone presence and be comfortable with ‘cold-calling’ companies to help promote the products and services of GACC Midwest’s client companies to prospective business partners.

Next available start dates for Consulting Services internships

  • April/May 2018
  • August 2018
  • October 2018

To Apply for Consulting Chicago

Please click the corresponding link to your desired internship slot and complete the online application, including sending your CV/resume and cover letter in either English or German.

We encourage applicants from Germany to write a cover letter in English and those from the U.S. to write a cover letter in German.  

Selection activities commence six months before the start date.

April/May 2018
August 2018
October 2018