Internship at AICGS

Status: aktuell (09.02.2024); Ort: Washington, DC (USA)

The Halle Foundation/AICGS Internship Program offers paid internships to undergraduate and graduate students in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Halle Foundation/AICGS internships provide a professional and educational experience in a not-for-profit think-tank that works to build a stronger German-American partnership.


  • Halle Foundation/AICGS internships aim to:
    1. Introduce interns to all aspects (administrative, programming, development, research) of an American nonprofit public policy institute.
    2. Provide opportunities for interns to carry out their own research projects and publish work on the Institute’s website.
    3. Involve interns in ongoing AICGS projects and events within the three program areas:  Geoeconomics, Foreign & Security Policy, and Society, Culture & Politics.
    4. Provide opportunities for participation in similar events in Washington, DC, organized by other policy institutions or think tanks.
    5. Connect interns to an expanding network of transatlantic experts and practitioners.
  • Primary responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):
    • Research issues on transatlantic relations and, under the mentorship of a senior staff member, write an article for the AICGS website.
    • Conduct research for fellows and staff on a variety of topics within the three program areas.
    • Compile weekly briefs on transatlantic media, defense, and immigration.
    • Assist with the Institute’s social media presence and marketing strategy, including drafting social media posts, brainstorming outreach ideas, and posting to the AICGS website.
    • Identify potential partnerships between the Institute and private firms and grant-giving organizations.
    • Assist in logistical and programmatic support for upcoming meetings, events, and the Institute’s annual gala, at which it presents the Global Leadership Award.
  • Interns will be evaluated at the mid-point and at the end of their internship.


  • Undergraduate or graduate students interested in transatlantic relations and Europe/Germany. Applicants should have completed the equivalent of four semesters of college coursework by the time they begin an internship.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, social media, online research).
  • German language skills preferred but not required.
  • AICGS and The Halle Foundation especially encourage applications from students at Georgia colleges and universities as well as students with ties to the state of Georgia.
  • Qualified foreign nationals who apply must be eligible to intern at a U.S. organization. Interns are expected to secure their own housing in Washington, DC.

Frame conditions:

  • Duration and Application Deadlines:
    • Halle/AICGS interns are expected to work 28 hours per week during the following cycles:
      • Spring 2024: January-May, deadline November 10, 2023.
      • Summer 2024: June-August, deadline April 12, 2024.
      • Fall 2024: September-December, deadline July 19, 2024.
  • Successful applicants are expected to intern at AICGS for the full semester (at least three months). Interns will receive a cost-of-living stipend ($1700/month).


  • To apply, send your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (in English, no more than four pages each), and one letter of recommendation via e-mail to:
    • Mr. Jack Fornasiero
    • Program Coordinator
  • Letters of recommendation may be included with the application package or sent confidentially to Jack Fornasiero by the recommender.

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