About Us

Join Us

Although we are the GACC South, we are not all Germans. In fact, we are a very multinational team that works and has fun in airy open spaces in 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 a lot of benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 20 days paid vacation days in the first year (more if you stick around long enough)
  • 1 personal day a year
  • 5 paid sick days a year with a maximum carry-over of 20 days
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance
  • Employer-paid life, AD&D and long-term disability insurance
  • 401K with matching
  • Multiple annual team outings to fun places
  • Birthday cards and decorations
  • A nice dinner with the CEO on your anniversary
  • And most importantly: Free premium coffee and water (sparkling an non-sparkling)

Open Positions

Consultant
Location: Atlanta, GA

Consultant Skills Initiative (Texas)
Location: Houston, TX

Internships

The GACC South regularly 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. Instead, we expect our interns to have a serious interest in getting to know the mechanisms of consulting and to be eager to work closely with primarily small and medium-sized enterprises in an international business setting. The training at the GACC South will be based on independent and self-responsible work. Each intern will work in a specific department (Consulting Services and Events) and will be assigned to 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 closely in a team environment, communicate directly with clients and participate in various chamber events. The projects and tasks will introduce you to the typical tasks 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 into 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 of 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

Skills Initiative (Technical Training and Apprenticeships) 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.