Communications Internship

Communications Internship

The Marketing and Communications team of Salzburg Global Seminar are seeking highly motivated and well-organized interns to join the team at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a small team and will be able to gain valuable experience across the team’s work. 


“Once-in-a-lifetime doesn't quite capture the essence of the opportunity of interning with Salzburg Global Seminar. Your views will be challenged, your skills tested; but you will be welcomed on board as an integral member of a diverse and hard-working team. I am fortunate to have met so many incredible Fellows from a wide range of fields whom I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. Salzburg Global will be proudly listed on my resume as my biggest achievement for years to come.”
Nicole Bogart, Communications Intern, Spring 2017

“My three months at Salzburg Global Seminar gave me the opportunity to gain valuable experience [of] working with people who are so enthusiastic about their jobs. I would recommend this internship to anyone passionate about a career in communications.”

– Rand El Zein, Communications Intern, Spring 2016


The Communications Interns primarily assist in the coverage of Salzburg Global Seminar sessions by producing original written and multimedia content for the Salzburg Global Seminar website, reports, and social media platforms. As they typically attend every session of the Salzburg Global Seminar program, Comms Interns gain exposure to a wide array of topics and experts, which will help expand their knowledge and networks. Comms Interns also assist in other internal and external communications, giving them experience beyond journalistic writing and across all the communications output typical of a non-profit. 

Duties will include assisting in:

  • Covering Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs by writing daily recap blog posts, interviews with Salzburg Global Fellows, features and news articles for;
  • Working with local freelancers to produce video content for Salzburg Global's YouTube channel and website;
  • Drafting press releases and pitching news stories to external media outlets;
  • Producing content forSalzburg Global’s social media platforms (FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYouTube);
  • Engaging with Fellows via social media and supporting the Fellowship Manager in planning outreach events;
  • Analyzing social media data, and draw actionable insights;
  • Producing the monthly Salzburg Global e-newsletter and other direct mailing campaigns;
  • Producing session brochures and session reports;
  • Maintaining the Salzburg Global media asset database and publications library.


Helpful academic or professional backgrounds: Candidates should have completed a degree-level qualification in journalism or other media/communications-related field; candidates who have completed post-graduate studies in journalism/communications coupled with undergraduate studies in a field relating to Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs are preferred.

Other requirements: Candidates must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities, and demonstrate a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs. 

Candidates should also have:

  • Experience of working in the media, particularly online;
  • 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, including MS Office are required; experience with Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop), web CMS, and multimedia editing is also highly desirable.

Candidates must also be comfortable working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the organization, including senior executives, in a creative, but formal and professional environment, e.g. business attire is required. Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is also expected.


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. German language skills are not required.


The deadline for applications for 2018 Salzburg-based internships has now passed. For internships starting in 2019, please check again in the Fall of 2018.