IT Internship Program

The German Historical Institute Washington DC (part of the Max Weber Foundation - International Humanities in Bonn, Germany) is looking for an intern for the IT department as soon as possible.

The GHI Washington is a bilingual (German and English) work environment and an institution that supports comparative research with a transatlantic focus. It undertakes intermediate and long-term research projects and seeks to foster inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation.

Interns are expected to work 20-30 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $300/month. The maximum length of the internship is 3 months. IT Interns gain a larger experience providing IT support in a humanities-oriented research institution. Interns will assist with the renewal and development of the GHI IT infrastructure and have the chance to work independently on a small project or take part in a larger one. Successful interns will develop relevant skills in IT administration during the course of the program, such as:

  • Business Communication
  • Light project management
  • How to build a Mac and PC
  • Asset management
  • Basic computer troubleshooting
  • Basic networking
  • Basic server administration
  • Conference room setup and management.

The day to day responsibilities typically include:

  • Support the IT team in day-to-day tasks, research, and special projects as assigned
  • Install, test, and maintain a variety of personal computing software systems, with local area network and wide area network connections
  • Assist user community in software, hardware, and network problem resolution.
  • Replace hardware or software as needed
  • Log calls and take appropriate action to ensure a satisfactory response within acceptable timeframes
  • Keep computer inventory system updated
  • Assist with managing assets and support documentation

Applicants should be currently enrolled at the time of the internship in an accredited Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science, Information Technology, or another relevant field. Additionally, applicants should ideally have some previous experience with IT, such as:

  • An understanding of Local Area Networking (LAN) and TCP/IP concepts, specifically within a Microsoft Networking infrastructure
  • Skilled with standard Microsoft Desktop OS and MS Office
  • Experience with MacOS
  • Familiar with the application of Information Technology security concepts (Antivirus, spam blockers, data encryption, etc.)
  • Knowledge for troubleshooting laptops, desktops and peripherals
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Can-do attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to be a team player, including coordinating and collaborating across multiple teams and vendors to achieve common goals or success
  • Ability to learn and transfer knowledge

The German Historical Institute is a family-friendly workplace that puts special emphasis on making it possible for employees to both have a family and pursue a career at the same time. Applications from women are especially encouraged, and, in the case of comparable suitability, ability, and professional accomplishment, women will receive preference. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must have a valid green card or G4 visa with an unrestricted work permit. 

Please submit your application with a cover letter, CV, References and Certificates attached in one PDF-document to

There is a rolling review of applications. The current position will be filled as soon as possible. For questions please contact Atanas Vasilev (