Fellowship Internship (Salzburg)

Fellowship Internship (Salzburg)

Salzburg Global Seminar seeks a highly organized and detail-orientated multi-tasker with an interest in alumni relationship and event management to work directly alongside the Fellowship Manager.


Q2 (April to July)
Exact dates to be confirmed. We regret that we cannot accommodate requests for internships outside of the fixed period.


Since 1947, over 36,000 people from more than 170 countries have taken part in the programs of Salzburg Global Seminar. Collectively, these alumni are known as the Salzburg Global Fellowship. The Fellowship Intern will directly assist the Fellowship Manager in managing both onsite and offsite events to engage the Fellowship around the world.

As part of a small and busy team, the Fellowship Intern will also assist in other internal and external communications projects, giving them experience beyond alumni relations and event management. 

The Fellowship Intern will assist the Fellowship Manager in the following duties:

  • Sending out invitations and tracking responses to several high profile on-site and off-site events including the annual June Board Gala Weekend;
  • Devising and supporting an international program of both formal and informal events for the annual Salzburg Global Day (July 15), which last year saw 15 events on four continents;
  • Managing and maintaining email lists of Fellows in cities around the world;
  • Preparing program materials for these events including editing bios, compiling participant directories, printing and shipping brochures, etc.;
  • Ensuring the smooth running of on-site events by providing AV support (recording lectures, controlling the sound system, passing around microphones, showing visuals on presentation screen, etc.), arranging room setups, performing hosting duties (greeting guests on arrival, issuing name badges, etc.), and helping with all other operational facets during the event;
  • Note-taking in event planning meetings and liaising with Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron colleagues and external venue partners;
  • Tracking Fellows’ careers and providing updates to Communications Team colleagues;

The Fellowship Intern will also be expected to assist in other duties alongside Program and Communications Interns.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an international relations program or a field related to one of Salzburg Global’s program areas;
  • Experience of organizing and/or managing large or small events (e.g. at university);
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to keep track of lots of data; 
  • 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, 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;
  • 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. 


To apply, please send the following to Louise Hallman, Strategic Communications Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar

  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for Salzburg Global Seminar and why you would be a good fit for this specific internship;
  • Your CV/résumé, 
  • A brief explanation of how you heard about this internship opportunity (e.g. signed up for the recruitment email, saw an advertisement on social media, received a personal recommendation from a Fellow, former intern, etc. Please include names where appropriate.)
  • The names and contact details of two references

The deadline for applications is October 19, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a short assignment and take part in a Skype interview. All candidates, successful or otherwise, will be informed of the outcome of their application. 

No phone calls please.


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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