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Our German majors and minors have interned at the German-American Chamber of Commerce, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Goethe-Institut New York. Some internships have led to part-time and full-time job offers after graduation. For information about current internship opportunities, check out the announcements below. Questions? Please email the Department Chair.

Current Internship Opportunities

The Public Service Scholar Program (PSSP) is a year-long internship and academic program for students interested in exploring careers in public service. The program seeks to raise the representation of women, POC, and immigrants in leadership positions.  

Participants receive:

  • A year-long internship (from September to May) at a wide range of public and nonprofit agencies. PSSP also provides at least one (1) high level environmental internship
  • A $2,000 stipend (*additional funding available for those who demonstrate financial need)
  • Two weekly seminars on public policy, advocacy work, and social and political matters important to New York City
  • 12 academic credits in Urban Studies toward an undergraduate degree

 To be eligible you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student (any major)
  • Be within 45 credits of graduation (upper junior or lower senior)
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete the application and interview process

 Applications are available at www.hunter.cuny.edu/pssp.  

**The deadline for submitting the application is Monday, March 14, 2022.**

Want to learn more?  Information Session on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 1:10-2:40pm, in Roosevelt House. To attend, please RSVP [bit.ly/3qgVJvs]here. Current Public Service Scholars and program staff will provide more detailed information on the program, application process, and answer your questions.  Drop-in visitors and virtual appointments are welcome from 3-5pm, Mondays and 11am-1pm Wednesdays. The PSSP desk is located on the 5th Floor of Roosevelt House. Please feel free to email pssp07@hunter.cuny.edu with any questions or concerns.  


Ongoing internship opportunities

 

The Center for Jewish History offers internship opportunities: https://www.cjh.org/visit/employment-opportunities. The Leo Baeck Institute also offers an archival internship: https://www.lbi.org/about/opportunities/archival-internship/.

Let's Get Ready is often looking for college students to volunteer or intern (paid). You can find more information at https://letsgetready.org/coach/


What can an internship do for you? Check out this testimonial from German major Matthew Thompkins, who interned at the German American Chamber of Commerce:

 

Als ich bei der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Handlungskammer war, habe ich die wichtigsten Verbindungen meines Lebens gemacht. Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass dieses Praktikum so hilfreich wäre. Jeden Tag konnte ich mein Deutsch mit anderen Praktikanten benutzen und verbessern. Mein Hauptfach ist Germanistik, also es gefällt mir sehr täglich auf Deutsch zu sprechen, weil ich nicht so oft auf Deutsch mit echten Deutschen geredet habe. Ich hatte so viel Spaß an der Arbeit. Meine Verantwortlichkeiten waren einfach zu lernen, weil ich die beste Lehrerin der Welt (Jessica von Tresckow) hatte. Sie war vor allem die Person die mir alles beigebracht hat, was ich brauchte um die Arbeit voll gut zu machen. Sie hat mir auch die Bedeutung vom „Young Professional“ gezeigt. Jess hat bei der GACC auch angefangen, und jetzt sehe ich, wenn ich mich so wie sie bewährt habe, kann ich auch einen guten Job finden, und die GACC ist ein wunderschöner Ort zu beginnen.

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