Features Internship (Salzburg)

Features Internship (Salzburg)

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


The Features Intern’s primary task is to uncover and tell compelling stories about the impact of Salzburg Global Seminar’s programs through moving and informative features to be published on, in our print publications and with 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 Features 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 non-profit. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • 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;
  • Writing both short, quick-turn-around and long, in-depth interviews and features for, daily program newsletters, program reports, and external media partners’ publications;
  • Pitching feature articles to external media partners; and
  • Drafting press releases.


  • 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 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 Docs Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop), and web CMS is also highly desirable;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs;
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds; and
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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. 


Applications for 2019 internships are now closed. Applications for 2020 internships will open in Fall 2019. 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