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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.

Job opportunities

Online Editor – Communications Deutschlandjahr

  • Full-time position = 40 hours/week
  • Start date January 2, 2018
  • Temporary position until November 30, 2019

Cultural Programs Curator

  • Full time position (100%) = 40 hours/week
  • Start date March 4, 2019
  • Permanent position
  • Submission deadline 01/07/2019
  • Interviews: Jan 17 or Jan 18, 2019

Assistant to the Regional Directors of Goethe-Institut Washington

  • Part time position (50%) = 20 hours week.
  • Start date January 02, 2019
  • Submission deadline December 03, 2018

USA-Tour wanderbUS Project Managers (Language Department)

  • Full time positions (100%) = 2 x 40 hours/week
  • Start date February 1, 2019
  • Temporary position until November 15, 2019
  • Submission deadline November 9th, 2018


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.