Internship Information

Thank you for your interest in our work. Applications for Spring 2018 will be accepted at this time.


About Us
The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) is the liaison office of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Washington, D.C. RGIT represents the interests of the German business community vis-à-vis the U.S. Administration, the Congress and the international organizations based in Washington. We report regularly on economically significant developments as well as legislative activities in the U.S. RGIT cooperates with the German American Chambers of Commerce in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco. To learn about the policy issues we cover, visit our website at



Contributing articles and research to RGIT publications (Washington News, Im Blickpunkt, etc.) in German and English.

Conduct issue tracking on US trade, energy, environmental, labor, and tax policy.

Assist with event management and special projects.

Attend, monitor, and report on events of interest to the office in the DC area.



An interest in politics, economic, energy, labor, tax policy or US corporate law.

Currently pursuing or recently completed a graduate or a law degree.

Desirable areas: International Business, International Relations (esp. trade policy), Communications, Corporate Law.

Intermediate to advanced proficiency in German.

Intermediate to advance proficiency in English (for German students).

Ability to adapt to frequently changing priorities.


Length of Internship
2-4 months.



Resume/CV (German or English)

Cover Letter / Motivationsschreiben (German or English)

Writing Sample (German and English)

Reference letters (Zeugnisse) if available.


Applications for 2017 - Spring 2018 will be accepted at this time.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at least one year ahead of their intended internship start. Generally, we accept interns with a focus on International Business, International Relations, Communications or Corporate Law.

Please be aware that internships are unpaid. A J1-Visa is required for non-U.S. residents. More information about the visa application process as well as a detailed job description are available upon request.


Adiam Baire

Internship Coordinator