Salzburg Global Seminar Internships - Great event, Great location, Great Alumni, a real life changer if you are policy interested....

by michael rogers

Some years ago I had the privilege of partcipating in a Salzburg Seminar event on Science and Society, which helped me shape my views for the policy task I had in Brussels. At that time it was clearly the most useful event I had ever attended in my 30 years of science policy at that stage.  Contacts amde then are stil active with me now, even in retirement.

Quite apart from that, the setting is spectacular, and if you know the film "Sound of Music" you will be touched by the location. But becasue of demand, it is only possible to attend one time one Seminar (usually lasting a week), but now there are internship posts available for a lucky few. See below for details:

Mike Rogers

Internship Programs at Salzburg Global Seminar

Are you passionate about helping to shape a better world? Are you hungry to put your classroom learning to work and gain real world knowledge and skills? Do you want to work in an international team in an inspiring environment?

Apply for an internship with Salzburg Global Seminar!

Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world. Our multi-year programs aim to bridge divides, expand collaboration and transform systems. 

Salzburg Global convenes outstanding talent across generations, cultures and sectors to inspire new thinking and action, and to connect local innovators with global resources. We foster lasting networks and partnerships for creative, just and sustainable change.

Our interns are selected from across the world in a highly competitive process. While undergraduates who have completed at least three years of accredited study may apply, preference is given to recent college graduates or to those in early-stage graduate studies whose interests and skills align well with Salzburg Global’s programs and activities.

Salzburg Global makes every effort to select a diverse group of interns and to align their general and specific assignments to maximize both the learning experience interns receive and the contribution they can make.  

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. 

Salzburg Global provides interns with room and board at Schloss Leopoldskron, travel from and return to the intern’s country of residence, insurance, and visa processing assistance.

Applications for internships in Salzburg in 2020 are currently open.

The deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019. Only applications made via our new application form will be considered.

Please see all available 2020 Internships below. 

Internships in Washington, DC are currently closed to applications. Please sign up to our newsletter for notification of future opportunities.



For questions about internships in Salzburg, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For a behind the scenes look at the Salzburg Global Internship Program, watch this video. You can also keep up to date with our interns on Instagram


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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