News from Aug 16, 2017
Volunteer Foreign National Internship
U.S. MISSION GERMANY
Vacancy Number: N/A
Date: January 05, 2017
|Position Title||Volunteer Foreign National Student Internship – Public Affairs Office|
|Location||Public Affairs Office, American Embassy Berlin|
|Open To||German & EU Nationals, and Nationals of EFTA Member States|
|Salary||Unpaid – Gratuitous Service|
|Work Hours||40 hrs. per week|
|Closing Date||Until filled|
• Application language is English, i.e. letter of introduction and CV or resume only. Certificates, awards or degrees in English or German do not need to be translated.
• Applicants must submit a complete application for each and every advertised internship opportunity, s/he is applying for. This includes an enrollment confirmation from the university/school.
• Note that the U.S. Mission Germany does not refund travel expenses incurred by the interviewee.
• Eligibility Requirements: The U.S. Mission will only accept applications from non-U.S. citizen students at German universities or vocational training institutions who have legal residence and student status in Germany, with full student health insurance coverage. The purpose of the Volunteer National Student Intern Program is to offer local students the challenge of working in the Foreign Affairs arena.
There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights. The U.S. Mission will consider issues such as conflict of interest, nepotism, residency status, and whether applicant has a work permit, in determining successful candidacy.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
Incumbent will support outreach activities in the Public Affairs Section. Duties may include providing support to the Cultural and/or Press Units, including helping to prepare and deliver outreach materials (presentations, pamphlets, etc.), support meetings with interlocutors, or conducting research. The incumbent assists in the organization of Embassy and/or public events and accompanies Embassy employees to events/meetings where appropriate and possible. The incumbent researches and assists with preparing reports and overall administration (documentation, filing, and communications).
Applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific information supporting each item in order to be considered qualified.
EDUCATION: Present enrollment in a university or vocational training school.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in a professional environment (previous internship or clerical work) is required.
LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) German language skills and Level III English (good working knowledge) are required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
PERTINENT APPLICATION INFORMATION
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: Until filled.
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 of relief.