Internships Programs at Salzburg Global Seminar

Deadline: 31 October 2019
Open to: individuals with the minimum age limit being 18 years
Benefits: full time internship for 3 months


Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world.

Salzburg Global Seminar offers a number of three-month internship programs (non-accredited), which allow interns to not only enhance their skills and knowledge, but also access its impressive network of Salzburg Global Fellows.

Each internship lasts for three months with start dates in January, April, July and September. Preferred internships start dates vary from the type of chosen internship program in the online application form. All Internships are scheduled for three months, starting from your date of arrival.

Interns are housed in the Intern Apartment in the Meierhof, located right beside Schloss Leopoldskron.

Those programs are:


An integral part of a small but busy communications team, this internship is perfect for a recent journalism school graduate who is passionate about telling stories that capture our programs’ impact.

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Based in Salzburg, Austria but working closely also with colleagues in Washington, DC, USA, this internship is perfect for a recent graduate who wants to gain experience in both fundraising and program delivery at a nonprofit organization.

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Working in the historic Max Reinhardt Library at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, this internship is for a highly organized, self-motivated recent library science graduate who is up to the challenge of managing a small collection and supporting staff research.

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Based in Salzburg, Austria, this internship is perfect for a self-motivated and pro-active recent or soon-to-be graduate who wants to gain experience in program delivery, from event planning and preparation to implementation, at a nonprofit organization.

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All applications will be reviewed after the application period has closed on October 31. All applicants will be informed of the status of their application by November 30. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to take part in a Skype interview and a short writing exercise. All candidates, successful or otherwise, will be informed of the outcome of their application.


All internship programs require:

  • Individuals with the minimum age limit being 18 years;
  • Individuals applying for the internship program should have a recently completed or in the process of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a demonstrable interest in one of Salzburg Global’s program areas, or have or academic experience related to the proposed internship programs;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, including the ability to edit text;
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in internet research and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);

The different roles and responsibilities of an Intern will vary depending on the specific Internship. Please see the Internship descriptions for more information on the additional specific requirements for each Internship.

All Interns are responsible for working with all staff members to support upcoming sessions and Salzburg Global’s program activities in general.


The successful candidate will be provided with free on-site accommodation at Schloss Leopoldskron, all meals and a return ticket for their country of origin, as well as excellent networking opportunities with the international participants of Salzburg Global Seminar programs.

How to apply?

The online form requires:

  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for Salzburg Global Seminar and why you would be a good fit for this specific internship;
  • A CV/résumé;
  • The names and contact details of two references.

The online application link can be found here.

For more information check the Salzburg Global Seminar official website.