Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Information Management (IM)

For Public Dissemination



Date: October, 2019

Position Title Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Information Management (IM)
Location U.S. Embassy Berlin – Information Management Office (IMO)
Open To German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States, who are currently enrolled in a German university
Salary Unpaid – Gratuitous Service
Work Hours Schedule to be determined on individual basis, preferably 40 hours per week
Minimum duration 70 calendar days
Maximum duration 90 calendar days
Security Requirement Candidate must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive security certification

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin is seeking a Volunteer Foreign National Student Intern for the Information Management Section.

This internship is offered year round; the starting date will be discussed during the interview, while it is also dependent on passing the Medical Check and the Background Check, which can take up to 3 months.

This internship offers students the opportunity to work in a digital marketing and communications environment for up to three months accomplishing daily tasks while working on projects assigned by the Information Management Officer.  Interns would work on assisting with the creation of internal digital materials to include corporate social media websites, graphic design and layout, computer training materials and newsletters. Interns may be asked to conduct unofficial translation of documents, creation of template letters, and assist with technical office procedural documentation. The Embassy Intern Program is a year-round program with cycles beginning in November, February, April, June, and August.

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Present enrollment in a German university in the area of: American Studies, Business Administration, Graphic Design, Linguistics, Communications, Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Management is required.

No experience required, however, public sector and customer service experience a plus.

Level IV (fluent) English language skills and Level IV German (fluent) are required.


  • Good knowledge of MS Office 2016 and Office 365 programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint and SharePoint. Familiarity with Google Suite Applications-Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, etc.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create brochures, marketing and computer training materials.
  • Ability to draft short articles and post to internal corporate websites and social media.
  • Ability to work with media (photos, videos and social networks).
  • Ability to self-start and take initiative.



  • Application language is English. Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.
  • Applicants must submit a complete application (cover letter, resume (in English), proof of enrollment in a German University or College, and proof of citizenship).
  • Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
  • The U.S. Mission in Germany does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.
  • The internship is a voluntary service. There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights.
  • Students selected must pass a background check and receive a security certification from the Embassy before commencement of the internship. The security check can take up to three months and will require a personal interview with the security department of the Embassy.
  • Students selected must pass a Medical Check.
  • The student must be enrolled with a German health carrier
  • Students with dual citizenship (US-German, US-EU/EFTA) are eligible for the Foreign National Internship Program.
  • Eligibility Requirements: The U.S. Mission in Germany will only accept applications from non-U.S. citizen students for this internship program. The purpose of the Volunteer National Student Intern Program is to offer students enrolled in a German university/higher institute of learning the challenge of working in a foreign affairs field. U.S. citizen students apply directly to the U.S. Department of State: www.careers.state.gov.

How To Apply: Interested applicants for this position must submit their application, including a cover letter, resume, proof of citizenship, and proof of enrollment (the DS-0174 is not needed) and send the documents to: Employment-Germany@State.gov

The U.S. Mission in Germany provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliations.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.