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For the office in Vienna, centropa is accepting applications from MA students with a background in history, Jewish studies, political science or English who are interested in working on a variety of assignments in support of centropa's activities, while at the same time giving you access to 20th century Jewish history in the 15 European countries in which we conducted our interviews. Our goal is for interns to leave with a project they can be proud of, and one that we at centropa can use. Before writing to us, do please visit Read our "About Us" section, watch one or two of our multimedia films and be sure to explore our database of interviews and old family photographs.

Interns will be introduced to members of our team, and they will assist in the planning and implementation of various projects and programs, most importantly in connection with our educational programs. Further, they will be responsible for administrative tasks, organisation, and project-oriented research. College seniors with demonstrated work experience coupled with research experience may also apply. We are open to any suggestions potential interns might have as to creating projects created from our online database.

English language proficiency and excellent computer skills are required (knowledge of Adobe Aftereffects, PhotoShop and InDesign would be beneficial, but is not required). Applicants who speak an additional language (e.g. German, Spanish) are preferred. Interns are expected to commit for at least two months. Please note that internships at centropa are not paid.




The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's Youth Group is open to all students and young graduates who are directing their careers to contribute to global peace and security and who wish to actively engage in promoting the CTBT and its verification regime.


Delegation of the EU to International Organisations in Vienna


The Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna offers non-remunerated traineeships on a rolling basis (UN section and OSCE section). Students from EU Member States or pre-accession countries are invited to apply for traineeships of a duration of approx. six months and full-time at the Delegation in Vienna (just around the corner from the DA at Argentinierstraße). The usual rules concerning ECTS for internships/traineeships apply: Students will be awarded two ECTS for a traineeship of up to three months and four ECTS for traineeships longer than three months. Please note that only citizens of countries that have concluded EU accession negotiations are eligible for the traineeship.

For more information please refer to the information sheet and send your application including a motivation letter, your CV, application form, confirmation of the DA that internship is compulsory or corresponds to a number of ECTS credits to

According to the EEAS Delegation, for the year 2020, there will be the following openings for traineeships:

UN Section:
• 1 position: 13 January to 10 July 2020
• 1 position: 1 February to 31 July 2020

OSCE Section:
• 1 position: 1 February to 31 July 2020
• 1 position: 1 March to 31 August 2020

Deadline for all applications (email to the 23rd of October 2019, 12:00 noon! 

Embassy & Permanent mission of Afghanistan


Since March 2014, the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna has been looking for an intern in the political affairs section on a rolling basis.

Tasks and responsibilities: Active participation in a large variety of formal and informal meetings (as required) and consultations at the international organisations of the UN and OSCE, working groups, seminars and conferences, to be followed by debriefing/reporting; monitoring of developments in both Austria and Afghanistan; assistance with the preparation for meetings (incl. Ministerial Council); visits and conferences/seminars (background information, file preparation/brief, networking); drafting of notes and reports for the Embassy and the Afghan Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions as well as other Afghan authorities and relevant actors.

Profile and qualifications: Under the age of 30; university degree or within one year of graduation (subjects: international relations, security issues, international economics, law, political sciences or related subjects); experience in drafting reports, with emphasis on excellent synthesis capabilities and an eye for practical aspects; previous internship experience with international institutions would be an asset; proven analytical skills, team spirit and flexibility also great assets; fluency in English; other languages are highly value (Farsi, Pashtu and/or German); Microsoft Office and other software; high-level of motivation and dedication.

The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan currently has several vacancies, each lasting a duration of three months. The internship is on a volunteer basis and no benefits, compensation, or guarantee of future employment are associated with it.

Application: Please send your CV, a letter of motivation including the time frame for which you would like to be considered and a list of three references to the below-mentioned e-mail address.


Embassy & Permanent Mission Statement of the United States of America


This program is designed for students at Austrian Universities or Fachhochschulen, who are not U.S. citizens, seeking internships with the Tri-Missions Vienna in various sections of the Tri-Missions. Students must be fluent in German and English.

The program offers students the experience of working in a foreign affairs arena. Internships range from 2 to 4 months. No benefits or compensation, nor any future employment rights accrue as a result of an internship. Selected students will undergo security checks and will be required to provide evidence of health insurance. Please note that applicants must be registered as full time students at a University or Fachhochschule in Austria. Vacant internship positions will be advertised on the page: Internship Announcements.

Applicants are requested to follow the application procedures as indicated on the announcements. Students selected must pass a background check and receive a clearance from the Embassy before commencement of the internship. The security check can take up to three months and may require a personal interview with the security department of the Embassy.

EU-LAC Foundation Internships

The EU-LAC Foundation offers internships four cycles a year to university students who are citizens of the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)- for a maximum of three months, giving them the opportunity to strengthen knowledge on the bi-regional Strategic Partnership EU-LAC and their first experience in a work environment within a bi-regional organisation.

European Patent Office (EPO)

 EPO offers a range of internship positions for university graduates. Further details can be found here.

European Union

There are internships (paid and unpaid) available for university graduates in several institutions of the EU.

Plese visit this site to find a regularly updated list.

European Union Agency for fundamental rights (FRA)

FRA offers internships for 12 months for university graduates at their offices in Vienna. Details on application procedures and deadlines are posted on the FRA website.

Internationl Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The IAEA offers internships for students at their Headquarters in Vienna. Further details can be found on the IAEA website.

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

ICMPD offers a limited number of internships per year at the headquarters in Vienna. All internships are advertised here.



Candidates from any of INTERPOL's member countries are invited to apply and offered:

  • A better understanding of the Organization’s goals and objectives and how international police cooperation is organized;
  • An insight into how an international organization operates;
  • A framework to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments, thereby developing skills which are useful for their career and future employment;
  • Experience of working in a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance.


OPEC Fund for International Develpment (OFID)

The OFID internship programme is open to applicants between 20 and 30 years of age, university students who are about to graduate or who have just graduated from  university (undergraduate program), with preference given to citizens of OFID’s Member Countries. The duration of the program will be a period of up to three months on a full time basis. The programme will be opened twice a year, namely:

1. Summer period i.e. from beginning of July until end of September, with the deadline of application April 1st

2. Spring period i.e. from beginning of January until end of March, with the deadline of application October 1st

Organisation for Economic CO-Operation and Develpment (OECD)


The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) brings talented young professionals into the OECD to work and develop their career with the guidance of senior colleagues. The Programme lasts two years during which our YPs work with experienced and enthusiastic people, representative of a rich diversity of cultures, languages and professional backgrounds. They collaborate ‌with many of the more than 60,000 senior national policy makers who participate in the OECD’s technical and policy meetings each year. YPs research and analyse key current policy issues. They are at the centre of an international network, involved in some of the most innovative, high-profile research and policy discussions taking place.

The next YPP round will start in 2019.


Organization for Security and CO-Operation in Europe (OSCE)

Internship opportunities at

the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna

OSCE/FOM - Representative on Freedom of the Media

OSCEPA - Liaison Office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE

are posted on the OSCE job portal.

Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

For information on internship opportunities at the OPEC secretariat in Vienna please check the OPEC website.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)



United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Internship opportunities at the UNHCR Vienna office for students can be found on the UNHCR website.

United Nations Indurstrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

UNIDO offers internships for students in different sections of the organization on its website.

United Nations Institutions in Vienna

Following UN Institutions in Vienna offer internships for students via the UN jobportal.

UNODC - UN Office on Drugs and Crime

OIOS - Office of Internal Oversight Services

OOSA - Office for Outer Space Affairs

UNCITRAL - UN Commission on International Trage Law

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme in Vienna, Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (ISCC)

UNIS - United Nations Information Service

UNSCEAR - UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

UNOV - United Nations Office at Vienna

UNRoD - UN Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

UNODA - Office for Disarmament Affairs

Weltenergierat Österreich (World Energy Council)


Gegründet "von jungen Menschen für junge Menschen" auf dem Weltenergiekongress 2007 in Rom, sind die Ziele der Young Energy Professionals:

  • Faktenbasiert Wissen zu energiewirtschaftlichen Themen zu vermitteln,
  • junge Entscheidungsträger und Meinungsbildner sowie den energiewirtschaftlichen Nachwuchs anzusprechen,
  • ein fachlich übergreifendes Netzwerk aufzubauen,
  • Erfahrungs- und Wissensaustausch innerhalb des Netzwerks des Weltenergierates,
  • die internationalen Aktivitäten der WEC Future Energy Leaders Community zu unterstützen.

Was wir tun:

  • Die Young Energy Professionals unterstützen die Arbeit der internationalen Nachwuchsorganisation des World Energy Council, den Future Energy Leaders.
  • Zweimal im Jahr treffen sich die Young Energy Professionals auf Einladung eines Mitglieds, darüber hinaus werden Projektschritte in regelmäßigen Telefonkonferenzen diskutiert
  • Die Young Energy Professionals begleiten die Vorbereitungen des Jahresprogrammes des WEC Austria, das hochrangige Foren bietet, die aktuellen Fragestellungen der Energiewirtschaft zu diskutieren.
  • Die Young Energy Professionals halten regelmäßig Gastvorträge an Universitäten, Schulen und auf Einladung von Mitgliedern, um ihr Wissen an junge Menschen weiterzugeben.


Österreichisches Nationalkomitee des Weltenergierates – WEC Austria: Young Energy Professionals

Brahmsplatz 3, 1040 Wien
T +43 1 5046986

Sie wollen mitmachen? Neue Young Energy Professionals und Projektideen sind herzlich willkommen. Jeder, der an einer YEP-Mitgliedschaft interessiert ist, kann uns eine kurze Bewerbung mit Lebenslauf schicken.

Das Netzwerk richtet sich an junge Berufstätige etwa zwischen 25 und 35 Jahren aus dem Energiesektor. In der Regel arbeiten die YEP bei Mitgliedsunternehmen im WEC Austria, da sie das junge Netzwerk innerhalb der Organisation darstellen. Wesentliche Voraussetzung für eine Aufnahme bei den YEP ist die Motivation sich aktiv bei Projekten einzubringen sowie das Interesse an interdisziplinärem Erfahrungsaustausch.

Weitere Informationen sind auf zu finden.

Wirtschaftskammern Österreich (WKÖ)


Voraussetzungen u.a.: abgeschlossenes Master- oder Diplomstudium
Nächstes Auswahlverfahren: voraussichtlich 2020

Mag. Christoph STURM
T +43 5 90900-4328


Nächstes Auswahlverfahren: voraussichtlich 2019, Voranmeldung bereits möglich

Mag. Yasmin SOETOPO, M.E.S.
T +43 5 90900-4435