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Program and Administrative Assistant

The American Council on Germany seeks a detail-oriented, reliable self-starter to assist with membership management, planning conferences and policy discussions, and handling general office-related tasks, including recordkeeping, database management, conducting research, and answering telephones. The individual should be well-organized and a meticulous multi-tasker.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to work on various short- and long-term projects independently and as part of a team.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of Salesforce database.
  • Membership management including tracking membership fees, donations, and notices.
  • Coordination of Board and Annual Member Meetings.
  • Support of annual Gala.
  • Support of Internship Program.
  • Event planning and coordination, including logistics and invitations/attendance tracking for events in New York and at the ACG’s Warburg Chapters.
  • Support the annual Young Leaders Conference, including the selection process as well as travel and conference logistics.
  • Prepare and send mail correspondence.
  • Ensure office supplies are stocked.
  • Support bookkeeping.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • At least two years of working experience in an office setting is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel (including mail merges).
  • Database management experience – preferably Salesforce.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and editing skills.
  • Experience with email campaigns and website management is a plus.
  • Organization and project management experience and proven ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced atmosphere.
  • German language skills are strongly preferred.
  • Interest in and commitment to transatlantic relations.

Ideal starting date: August 2023
Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000 annually, based on experience. The ACG offers generous paid time off, health benefits, and 401K.

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to jobs@acgusa.org (with “Program Assistant” in the subject line). No phone calls, please.

Internship Program

The American Council on Germany offers paid internships for the spring, summer, and fall for students who are interested in transatlantic affairs, specifically German-American relations. Internships at the ACG provide the opportunity to gain insight into the daily operations of a small nonprofit organization while having the possibility to participate in policy discussions with thought leaders from business, politics, media, and academia. Interns may be involved in membership outreach, fundraising, event planning, and providing research for various ongoing projects.

The ACG will work with students and their course load to coordinate a mutually agreeable schedule; however, interns must maintain a reliable and consistent schedule. Interns in the spring and fall semesters must complete a minimum of 10 hours per week, while those in the summer must commit 20 hours per week.

The internship duration and the corresponding deadlines are as follows:

Spring Semester (February – May)
Application Deadline: January 15

Summer Semester (May – August) 
Application Deadline: March 15

Fall Semester (September – December)
Application Deadline: August 13

Interns’ duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with event logistics for policy discussions, Warburg Chapters, and the McCloy Awards Dinner;
  • Assisting with maintaining the internal database;
  • Conducting online research for various projects;
  • Assisting with communications, including researching and/or generating content for the ACG website, newsletter, and social-media sites; and
  • Providing administrative support for membership, fellowships, conferences, and/or other projects.

The preferred applicant must:

  • Be a self-starter and highly organized;
  • Have an interest in Germany, Europe, transatlantic relations, international business, and/or international affairs;
  • Have the ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Experience in digital projects is desirable, and German language skills are a plus.

To apply, submit a current resume and cover letter outlining why you are applying for the internship and your availability to msteinbuch@acgusa.org.

Foreign nationals must be eligible for a J-1 visa and must cover the costs associated with obtaining the visa. If already in the U.S., they must be eligible to intern at a U.S. organization.

Internship Housing in New York City

While the ACG does not secure housing for interns, internship applicants are welcome to explore the following housing resources:

Educational Housing Services
EHS provides comfortable and secure residences and a comprehensive Student Life Program so students and interns can work while enjoying NYC.

NYC Intern Housing
This website provides housing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, with furnished apartments in different locations around the city.

Women’s Residence Housing
The Webster Apartments offer an all-female residence for students and interns in NYC.

The New York YMCA provides guest housing in several locations around the city.

Summer Housing

Columbia University Internship Housing
Summer housing is available for non-Columbia students participating in an internship or summer program in the metropolitan area over the summer.

The New School Internship Housing
New School housing offers a safe and convenient home base in New York City for all summer interns and college students, whether they are affiliated with The New School or with other colleges and universities.

NYU Internship Housing
NYU provides internship housing for students and other individuals during the summer term.