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Event Planning Internship: Christkindlmarket Chicago

Compensation: $1800/month
Dates: April/May 2021 start date until the end of February/March 2022

Who we are:

The Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe, offering a unique shopping experience, family-friendly events & intercultural activities. It brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago’s Christkindlmarket was first conceptualized in 1995.

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest Inc. (GACC Midwest) was seeking alternative ways to promote bilateral trade between the USA and Germany. The market was an instant success and continues to flourish through the work of GACC Midwest’s subsidiary, German American Events, LLC. In 2020, the Christkindlmarket was a virtual event for the first time in its history, offering various products for sale on the new Christkindlmarket website, which also hosted a series of virtual events.


  • Support all aspects of organizing one of the world’s largest holiday markets outside of Germany on-site and virtually
  • Assist with activities related to event planning and coordination, for example the logistics behind the scenes, organizing entertainment for the market, and performing important administrative tasks
  • Event marketing activities such as media outreach, graphic design and social media assistance
  • Sponsorship research, outreach and acquisition
  • On-site market support during the months of November and December, including interacting with visitors, assisting with the support of vendors needs, and helping to prepare the venue for dining experiences and performances
  • Interact with visitors and customers in person and virtually


  • Current university student or recent graduate
  • High-level proficiency in the English language, German language skills are of advantage
  • Strong research, communication, and organizational skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong interest in full-cycle event planning and behind the scenes logistics
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office programs
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign are of advantage
  • Strong customer service skills


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