Internships

Positions are available for internship and elective rotations.

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An internship at MGCC offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international, economic and cultural relationships. You will be part of a modern, fast-changing, proactive organisation in Southeast Asia's vibrant marketplace. Our internships offer you scope for versatility, initiative and variety in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Qualification Criteria

To quality, an applicant must be:

  • a motivated student in economics, social sciences, communications, linguistics or legal.
  • have an interest in German-Malaysian cooperation and the current economic situation in both countries.
  • good at expressing yourself verbally in the English language. self-driven, committed and motivated to get involved in new topics.
  • sociable and open-minded towards a foreign culture.
  • willing to live in Kuala Lumpur for at least 4 months (internship) or 3 months (elective).
  • familiar with common computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook). 

Trainee Advantages

Successful applicants will enjoy:

  • exciting and varied work tasks in an intercultural environment.
  • a pleasant working atmosphere at our modern offices in the center of Kuala Lumpur.
  • the possibility to integrate your Bachelor, Master or Diploma thesis into the internship.
  • where possible, to have the opportunity to manage at least one project independently.

Job Tasks

As part of a multilingual team, you will be communicating mainly in English. Depending on where you are assigned (Corporate Services / Legal Services department, the German Dual Vocational Training (GDVT) programme, Marketing, Communications / PR or Consulting) your tasks will likely include:

  • Mediation of German-Malaysian business cooperation.
  • Processing of long-term projects, such as business partner brokerage, market and site investigations, trade fair support, event consulting, investment consulting, visa application, fraud cases.
  • Translations for English or German documents.
  • Contract drafting, especially in the areas of international sales law, employment law, insolvency law, private international law, immigration regulations and business law.
  • Answering general inquiries from day-to-day business.
  • Engagement and support of business delegations.
  • Telephone contact with customers and participation in Chamber events.
  • Routine work arising from the operation of our website (updating of databases, filing, research).

In addition, you will be involved in member relations as well as suggesting/shaping quality content for our Chamber magazine MGCC Perspectives.

Funding Opportunities

You have the option of applying for the DAAD program "PROMOS" or the main German state-sponsored student support programme (AuslandsBAföG). In both cases, we ask you to take care of your support at an early stage.