February 28, 2013
My name is Franziska and I am majoring in social and cultural anthropology with minors in sociology and intercultural communication at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. I am really interested in different countries and their culture, and have been in New York since the end of January to complete a twelve-week internship in the cultural program department at Deutsches Haus at NYU. New York is so fascinating for me because of its cultural diversity and cosmopolitan atmosphere. I really love to explore the city by foot. So far, my favorite place in New York is the Brooklyn Bridge. Aside from the chance to experience New York, I applied for the internship to gain more insider knowledge of a cultural organization, acquire new practical skills, learn more about transatlantic collaboration, and meet interesting people. As part of my internship I help out in all aspects of our cultural program. Most of all, I enjoy the organization of the weekly events and doing social media marketing. Naturally, I am very excited to be involved in this new online project.
My name is Rike. I am from the northern part of Germany and study cultural works and arts management at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. Our fifth semester is dedicated to practical experience. Since I have never been to the U.S. before, I was totally happy about the opportunity to intern at Deutsches Haus’ cultural program department. It is so inspiring to work and live in these colorful and dynamic surroundings. What I like most about my work (and future profession) is the variety of daily tasks. They range from organizing and promoting things related to cultural events to keeping up with current cultural and academic topics.
Though the city amazes me every day, I look forward to applying the experiences and knowledge I am gaining here to my studies in good old (and calmer) Potsdam. Also I look forward to riding my racing bicycle and swimming in the numerous lakes when I return in May.
Hi there! My name is Carolin and I live in Bayreuth, a small town in Bavaria. I study American studies and intercultural German studies at the University of Bayreuth and will start my fifth semester when I return to Germany in April. Before coming here to intern in the language department at Deutsches Haus at NYU in early January, I had been to New York twice a few years ago, but only as a tourist. I love exploring this fascinating city and all it has to offer. My favorite spot is Times Square and I love walking down Brooklyn Bridge. During my internship, I work at the front desk three times a week and I also assist the language department in several aspects. For me, the best and most exciting part of this internship is preparing and assisting in teaching the kids’ classes for bilingual children in the afternoon. Together with Joanna, I also established a Kids’ Book Club for 8 to 10-year-olds, which we teach once a week. I have already gained much from this experience and love working in such an inspiring environment.
My name is Joanna and I am an intern in both the cultural and the language department at Deutsches Haus at NYU. I was born and raised in Berlin and study North American studies and German philology at Freie Universität Berlin. I have been to New York before, but only as a tourist. I always aspired to live and work here in this exciting, inspiring, and cosmopolitan city. However, New York was not the only reason that I applied for the internship at Deutsches Haus. I think that cultural institutions like Deutsches Haus are important to promote a foreign language and culture, especially in a diverse city like New York. During my internship, I assist in all our cultural activities, including event management, translation, and social media coordination. Additionally, Carolin and I established a weekly Kids’ Book Club for 8 to 10-year old children, which is an exciting and fun language project. What I like most about the internship is the diversity of my responsibilities and the chance to meet interesting and inspiring people.