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Job Opportunities

Communications Officer

Anticipated starting date:  August 1, 2018

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The initial contract will be issued for one year with the possibility of renewal.

The Communications Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager of GCRI and will be responsible for a variety of marketing and outreach functions. This includes managing PR, developing and maintaining the website, and creating editorial content.


  • Fluent in German and English (native English speaker preferred)
  • Several years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing
  • Professional experience with social media (including Twitter)
  • Outstanding communications skills (oral, written, interpersonal)
  • Self-motivated, organized, exceptional time management, and a strong work ethic
  • Strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, experience with web content management systems WordPresss and CRM systems preferred
  • Interest in science and research institutions in Germany and in the U.S./Canada
  • U.S. citizens or green card holders (we cannot sponsor a visa)

Salary range: USD 59K-66K, plus health and retirement benefits. Paid vacation and sick leave.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Communications Officer GCRI” to:

Ms. Solveig Berkman at and to Mr. Gerrit Roessler at

Application deadline: June 15th, 2018

About GCRI: Under leadership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), GCRI receives its funding from the German Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office). GCRI New York is one of five German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIHs) worldwide and is part of the German government's Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research.

GCRI's primary goals include:

  • Presenting Germany to the North American market as a land of research and innovation
  • Enhancing the dialogue between academia and industry
  • Creating a forum for the initiation and enhancement of transatlantic research projects
  • Providing an information platform for the German research and innovation landscape

Media and Operations Intern

The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks a media and operations intern for a minimum of 6 months. This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Compensation for this internship is $750 per month. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Job Responsibilities:

The media and operations intern will be responsible for the following research:

  • Information pertinent to developing the GCRI’s editorial and event calendar for 2018
  • Content to be used on the GCRI Website
  • Content to be used in the GCRI Newsletter
  • Content to be used for the GCRI’s Twitter account
  • Background resources for events (online articles, “recommended reading,” etc.)
  • Innovations from Germany, to be featured in the GCRI's “Innovation of the Month” category online and in the GCRI Newsletter

Applicants should be prepared to summarize and produce copy for all research conducted. Assistance with office administration, including GCRI programs and events, is also required. Some administration and maintenance of the GCRI website,, required. This primarily involves photo editing, as well as content uploads and editing. The intern will aid in maintaining the GCRI’s social media profile (via Twitter).

Applicant must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Applicant must have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study
  • Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills, in both German and English
  • Applicant must be self-motivated, organized, and proficient at working within deadlines
  • Applicant must have strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop
  • Experience with online social media required

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in the field of journalism, office experience, and experience in program coordination and event management highly desirable. Familiarity with the field of international education, research, and/ or commerce strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML and other computer programming skills strongly preferred.

To apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample in English and German to, with “GCRI Media and Operations Internship” listed in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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EURAXESS Germany manages the web portal whose centerpiece is a comprehensive funding database. The portal also provides information on everything from residence legislation and social security to job offers. Live assistance is available from staff at a help desk. The EURAXESS map of Germany can be used to find contacts at the EURAXESS Services Centers at universities and research institutions.

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