10th German-American Business Day on July 22nd at the Hudson Institute in Washington

Invitation to our 10th German-American Business Day on July 22nd at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C.

Boris Ruge
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington DC

Dr. Claus Kleber 

Conrad Tribble
Senior Advisor at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State
Washington DC

We are happy to invite you to our 10th German-American Business Day. The topic of this daytime event is


  • In the morning we will have keynotes on “The value of exchanges for the transatlantic relations” – among the speakers: Claus Kleber, principal anchor of heute-journal, the Nr. 1 TV news in Germany
  • In the afternoon, there will be a second panel: “What is our German American power of the future?” with students and universities
  • There will be networking time during lunch and after the afternoon panel

We are very excited to host this event in Washington on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the US-German internship program and hope to have many participants from companies, universities and institutions in the transatlantic network.


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9th German-American Business Day

The 9th Annual German-American Business Day was held in Munich Germany. We were thrilled to host many esteemed guests at the Literaturhaus. We heard some phenomenal speeches in the morning from Consul Erik Hunt, Mr. Egbert Deekeling, Bavarian State Minister Georg Eisenreich, Ms. Sigalit Klimovsky, and Mr. Tim Kelley. After lunch we enjoyed listening to a panel of interns speak about their experiences thus far In Germany. Mr. Keith Calhoun-Senghor joined our interns on stage and was a lively and dynamic moderator for the panel. We concluded the event with the panel consisting of professionals who despite having various backgrounds all have an interest and link to the transatlantic relationship. Dr. Fritz Audebert, Mr. Anton Klees, Mr. Sebastian Meis, Dr. Stefan Piëch, and Mr. Stefan Wirtz held a lively discussion and answered audience questions. Guests were able to network both during the lunch break and after the panels had concluded. The 9th Annual German-Business Day was a success! A special thanks to all of our speakers, panel members, moderators, sponsors and the host companies.

Interns explore Munich

This past weekend the interns had a get-together in Munich, before the 9th annual German American Business Day on the following Monday. We were given a guided tour at the NS-Documentation Center, where we learned specifically about the role Munich played in the rise of the Nazi party. We then enjoyed a dinner in a beer garden and lively conversations with Mr. Rückel. The day finished with a beautiful concert in Schloss Nymphenburg. One of the interns, Michelle Griffin said: “the musical performance was so beautiful and the setting was so great, I started to tear up.”

The following day we enjoyed a guided tour of Munich’s old town by our very own Susanne Meyer. We were able to see the many attractions in Munich and hear the stories behind each place. Even the interns living in Munich learned new things about the places they walk by every day. Of course, we also enjoyed the world cup final in a beer garden among many Croatian fans.

On Monday all of us interns were in attendance at the 9th Annual German American Business Day, where we had the opportunity to hear prominent figures speak about the importance of the transatlantic relationship and network with those exact speakers and esteemed guests. There was a panel of interns who shared their experiences thus far in the program.

Here is a video that was shown of our interns, during the event:


It was wonderful to have all the interns back together again.



Invitation to our 9th German-American Business Day on July 16th at Literaturhaus Munich

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We are happy to invite you to our 9th German-American Business Day. The topic of this daytime event is


  • In the morning we will have several keynotes on the digital transformation of the global economy, with speakers from Germany, the US and Israel. Among them will be the Bavarian Minister of State for Digitalization, Georg Eisenreich.
  • After lunch we will present some videos produced by our interns. A few of them as well as one or two alumni will report about their experiences in short interviews.
  • In the afternoon, there will be a panel with several entrepreneurs with international business acitivities discussing various aspects of globalization and digitalization, one of the panelists will be Dr. Stefan Piëch, new Advisory Board Member of the Porsche SE.

We are very excited to host this event here in Munich and hope to have many participants from companies, universities and institutions in the transatlantic network.

Language: The conference will be held in a mixture of German and English – the morning in German and English, the panel discussion in the afternoon in German. The moderator is bilingual and an interpreter will be present.


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Interview at Atlantik-Brücke e.V.– June 15

At the end of the Berlin Get-Together trip, three of our interns had the privilege of being interviewed on the current state of the transatlantic relationship between the US and Germany, by Mr. Fehrenbach at the Atlantik-Brücke. Topics included: the transatlantic relationship in general, Western values and interests, Donald Trump’s impact on the USA and the world, the midterm elections, American domestic policy, NATO’s global role, trade conflicts regarding punitive tariffs, the consequences of digitization for employees, socio-economic problems within the US, and the fight against climate change after America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement.

The interview can be found at: https://www.atlantik-bruecke.org/interview-german-american-exchange/

Berlin Get-Together, June 14

We, as interns of the German American Exchange Program, had the great opportunity to visit Germany’s capital. We started our Berlin trip at the State Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia, where we were welcomed by Sieglinde von Wasielewski. She gave a presentation on the organization of government within Germany and led a discussion on how it compares to our own form of government. We also visited the Gedenkstätte Deutsche Widerstand and were able to learn more about the History of Berlin while standing in Stauffenberg’s former office. Our first day ended, the true German way – in a beer garden. We were accompanied by Dr. Alexander Freiherr von Aretin and his colleagues, from the law firm Graf von Westphalen, Berlin.

The next day, we had the honor of speaking with Mr. Peter Beyer, a Member of German Parliament and the Transatlantic Cooperation Coordinator at the German Bundestag. Mr. Beyer graciously answered all of our questions about what goes in the Bundestag on a day to day basis and also specifically what is currently happening in German politics. We ended our trip at the US Embassy, right alongside the Brandenburg Gate, where we had a Q&A with Foreign Service officer Rob Folley. We were accompanied throughout the trip by Mr. Robin Fehrenbach, a representative of the Atlantik-Brücke.

A special thanks to everyone who made this trip possible.


Welcome to the 2018 program round

Interns and representatives of host companies and GAE at the Welcome Ceremony at the MainAirportCenter at Frankfurt airport. Special thanks to our host FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH!

We are happy to welcome our interns for the 2018 program round! 22 interns of the German-American internship program are going to spend the next three months in 17 companies throughout Germany. We wish y’all a pleasant stay and great success in your internships!