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We are characterized by diversity, inquisitiveness and openness. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of Germany and provide information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life.

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Language Program Officer (1)

The Language Department focuses on continuing education for teachers of German and student activities to promote German as a Foreign Language in close cooperation with our partners in the US educational system. The Goethe-Institut Washington offers German language courses and exams to learners of all levels.

Language Program Officer (2)

The Language Department focuses on continuing education for teachers of German and student activities to promote German as a Foreign Language in close cooperation with our partners in the US educational system. The Goethe-Institut Washington offers German language courses and exams to learners of all levels.

Project Manager - Cultural Programs

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.
It’s cultural and educational programs encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility. The Goethe-Institutes in North America organize and support cultural events that present contemporary German culture abroad and that foster the transatlantic dialogue regarding today’s challenging questions on a regional and local level. 

Internship

The Goethe-Institut Washington offers students who have completed or are close to completing their degrees the opportunity to do an internship. Find information on our pages about requirements, the various fields of work and internship vacancies.

GRÜNES DIPLOM ― Teach German at the Goethe-Institut

In its efforts to expand its language course offerings, the Goethe-Institut USA is looking for college/university graduates who are interested in becoming certified as an instructor of German as a Foreign Language (DaF – Deutsch als Fremdsprache). The Goethe-Institut Washington is offering a continuing education program for this certification. The Grünes Diplom is the worldwide standardized certification for DaF instructors at Goethe-Institut locations abroad.

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