Communications Internship

Communications Internship

Salzburg Global Seminar seeks a recent journalism school graduate who is passionate about telling stories to capture our programs’ impact and to be part of a small but busy Communications Team.


The Communications Interns primary task is to tell compelling stories about the impact of Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs through written and multimedia content for the Salzburg Global Seminar website, print publications, social media platforms and external media partners.

The Communications Team works on every Salzburg Global program, so our interns gain exposure to a wide array of topics and experts, which will help expand their knowledge and networks. 

As part of a small and busy team, the Communications Intern will also assist in other internal and external communications, giving them experience beyond journalistic writing and across all the communications output typical of a nonprofit. 

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Writing both short, quick-turn-around and long, in-depth interviews and features for, daily program newsletters, program reports, and external media partners’ publications;
  • Researching Salzburg Global Fellows after they have participated in a Salzburg Global program and tracking their work;
  • Conducting in-person (during programs) and Skype (post-program) interviews with Fellows and donors;
  • Working with local freelancers to produce video content for Salzburg Global’s YouTube and channel and website;
  • Producing content for Salzburg Global’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube);
  • Pitching feature articles to external media partners; 
  • Drafting press releases; 
  • Maintaining the publications library and assisting with worldwide mailing distribution; and
  • Assisting the Fellowship office with network engagement and administration.


  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or significant work experience outside of their degree studies, e.g. with a college newspaper; preference is given to candidates who have completed postgraduate studies in journalism coupled with undergraduate studies in a field relating to Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs;
  • Experience of working in the media, particularly in online and/or features writing;
  • Native or equivalent proficiency in written and spoken English; excellent written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of international affairs and/or other topics covered by Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs during the internship;
  • Excellent IT skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills are required; experience with Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop), and web CMS, and multimedia editing is also highly desirable;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs; and
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

German language skills are not required.


The internship is full-time for three months. The position is unpaid, but 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 our programs. 


Due to the COVID-19 situation in Austria, Salzburg Global's on-site Internship Program is on hold until 2021. To receive notification of when our internships open for apllication, please sign up to our newsletter:


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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