USEEP – U.S.-European Exchange Program - German American Chamber of Commerce California

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Location (s):

  • Germany
Leipzig

Overview

The GACC California is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting relations between the U.S. and Europe. We have been helping European and international students from all over the world find career development opportunities in the U.S. for over ten years. We are an innovative and forward-thinking organisation with a global reach.

Details

The 12-month U.S.-European Exchange Program gives American students/graduates the chance to experience international business from a European perspective. As a Program Coordinator in our placement team, you will be helping international students and graduates realize their career development goals in the U.S. You will be guiding applicants through the application procedure and coordinating correspondence with U.S. companies. Furthermore, Coordinators are given the opportunity to grow the placement programs with relative freedom. You will be offered a stipend!

How do you benefit from this program?

  • You will receive intensive training in international business, human resources, administration, intercultural communication
  • Participants gain experience in an international office working with clients from around the world
  • Language immersion: Our office uses both German and English
  • Travel Europe over long weekends
  • You have the chance to eventually work in our San Diego or New York office

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Skills

  • Effective communication skills are key to success as you will actively maintain and develop relationships with U.S. companies, as well as establish new ones in order to advance GACCCA’s  internship and volunteer placement programs
  • Strong customer service skills are also important for this role and coordinators will have to demonstrate eagerness in helping students realizing their career development goals
  • Basic administrative skills needed to maintain and improve administrative processes and organizational development
  • Responsible
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a U.S. university with a background in German studies, HR, communications, international relations, international business or similar
  • Self motivated, proactive and committed to making an impact on people’s lives
  • Interest in international business and cultural exchange
  • German language skills are preferred but not essential

Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


Cost/funding for participants:

Stipend given to cover housing and living costs. 

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