Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, New Haven Office (Metropolitan NYC area) is looking for a proactive, motivated intern/trainee with demonstrated ability to work well in a team as well as independently. You should have proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at a time while still paying attention to detail. You will be in an exciting international environment which has its pulse on the economy, developing technologies, innovation and the financial markets.

Invest in Bavaria’s U.S. office, as part of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, promotes the State of Bavaria as Europe’s premier business location and offers support to U.S. companies looking to expand to Europe. As a government entity, our services are cost free and confidential:

  • Practical assistance through all stages of the expansion process
  • Extensive data about the state‘s economy, key industries, and market environment
  • Information about support programs and incentives
  • Assistance with official administrative formalities such as business incorporation, visa application and recruitment
  • Liaison to government agencies, organizations, and local chambers of commerce.
  • Identification of business and research partners
  • Organization of site visits in Germany

Responsibilities:

  • Identify target companies by internet research, on lead generation platforms and by following trends and news of U.S. companies
  • Publish content on social media channels, maintain website, write press releases and blog entries
  • Correspond with target companies to market the state with a focus on digital economy, media, life science, cleantech, among others
  • Assist with planning, marketing, management of annual investors conference and of the Accelerate2Europe program (preparing U.S. companies for their expansion to Europe/Germany/Bavaria)
  • Translate correspondence and marketing materials from German to English and vice versa
  • Identify new channels to meet innovative growth companies and investors in the U.S.
  • Accompany project managers to events and trade shows in various industries and assist with location marketing and with client follow-up
  • Support project managers with expansion projects
  • Administrative tasks (phone, emails, scheduling, travel planning, CRM maintenance, meeting preparation, preparation of marketing information packages)

Requirements:

  • Recent graduate of Business Administration, Journalism, Technology, Science, Entrepreneurship
  • Work experience in marketing, communications, IT or related field, preferable in English speaking companies
  • Excellent computer skills, Photoshop/InDesign a strong plus
  • Fluent in English and German, with excellent English writing skills
  • Strong networker
  • Easy-going, open-minded enthusiastic personality, flexibility
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Interest in international business relations
  • Project and event management skills a plus

Benefits and Compensation:

  • $1,700/month
  • Visa costs covered by Bavarian U.S. Offices
  • Intern pays health insurance ca. $600/year, SEVIS fee, consulate fees, flight, living costs in New Haven, CT

Start date:

  • July 2019