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Although we are the GACC South, we are not all Germans. In fact, we are a multinational team. We work and have fun in creative spaces like Westside Provisions (Atlanta) and Galleria District (Houston).

Working for the GACC

Working at the GACC South is not only a lot of fun, but also comes with many benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 20 days of paid vacation days in the first two year, max up to 26
  • 1 personal day a year
  • 5 paid sick days a year with a maximum accrual of 20 days
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance
  • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • 401K with matching
  • Highly discounted MARTA monthly passes
  • Multiple annual team outings to fun locations
  • Birthday cards and decorations
  • A nice lunch or dinner with the CEO on your anniversary
  • And most importantly: Free premium coffee and water (sparkling and non-sparkling)

Open Positions

Account Manager, Skills Initiative
Location: Texas based

Project Manager, Skills Initiative USA
Location: Atlanta, GA

Consultant
Location: Atlanta, GA

Freelancer (Consulting Department)
Location: Atlanta, GA

IT Consultant

NOTE: Please DO NOT submit your application for this opening via this Application Portal. Rather, submit your application materials to the email address provided below so that the employer can receive and review your application.

Company: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Start date: Immediately
Compensation: Hourly

How to apply: Please email your application to hr@gaccsouth.com
Reference: IT Consultant
Required: We only accept applicants with valid U.S. work authorization. The GACC South will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a current IT infrastructure map
  • Develop a best-case scenario future IT infrastructure map
  • Evaluate cloud-based vs. stationary servers or combination thereof or alternative ways to store shared files based on: convenience, price, security, data integrity (GDPR and other applicable laws compliant)
  • Evaluate single sign-on procedures
  • Evaluate software needs, redundancies and make recommendations on software integration based on employee roles
  • Evaluate hardware requirements including pc, laptops, phones (stationary and mobile), printers, fax based on employee roles and map them into a comprehensive IT infrastructure map

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Innovation skills and vision
  • Business communication, leadership and project management skills
  • Vendor relationship and negotiating skills
  • Business architectural, analysis and planning skills
  • Technical proficiency

Information for applicants:

Thank you very much for your application and your interest in this position. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to answer each application personally. We review all incoming applications and if we find your skills meet our particular needs, we will contact you.

Internships

The GACC South offers internships for students and graduates in various departments. The field of study (in particular economics, engineering, marketing, event management etc.) is of secondary importance. We expect our interns to have a serious interest in getting to know the mechanisms of consulting. Being eager to work closely with primarily small and medium-sized enterprises in an international business setting is also key. Training at the GACC South will be based on independent work. Each intern will work in a specific department and will be assigned a variety of topics and general tasks (e.g. inquiries, address research, events planning, text writing etc.). As an intern, you will also learn to work in a team environment, communicate directly with clients and participate in various chamber events. The projects and tasks will introduce you to the typical work of a bilateral chamber of commerce.

General Requirements

The following are the main requirements for all internship positions at GACC South. Interns must also meet the specific requirements for the type of internship for which they are applying.

  • High-level proficiency in the English and German languages (unless otherwise noted)
  • Strong research and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent computer skills (internet navigation and the entire MS Office Suite)
  • High degree of self-initiative
  • A great interest in working with an international team and a high level of motivation to help the GACC South accomplish its mission
  • Applicants without United States citizenship/permanent residency will need a J1-visa in order to intern in the U.S. Once you have been accepted into the internship program we will provide you with information on how to apply for a J1-visa. All J1-Interns will also receive help to get settled in Atlanta.
  • For American interns, the internship usually takes place during a semester hiatus from college or upon successful completion of a degree program in order to gain German-American business experience prior to entering the workforce.

Duration

The minimum duration for internships is nine months for interns requiring J1-visa sponsorship and six months for interns that do not require a visa; however, longer internships lasting up to 12 months are preferred.

Compensation

All internships are paid.

Housing and Transportation

Housing costs are not included and every intern has to find a place to live independently. The rental costs in Atlanta are approx. 650 USD for a shared apartment. In Houston rental costs can be a bit higher. Current interns at the GACC South are always willing to support new interns in finding a new place to live or otherwise. It is recommended to purchase a car, since public transportation in Atlanta and Houston is not widespread. Hence, a budget for a car should be included in the living costs.

Consulting Services Internship
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 12 months

Creative Writing & Marketing Internship
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 6 months

Event Management Internship
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 6 months

Info Legal Traineeships

Please note that the GACC South does not have an internal legal department. Therefore, we are unable to offer any legal internships or traineeships.