Library Internship

Library Internship

Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking a self-motivated, pro-active library studies graduate for an internship in the historic Max Reinhardt Library of Schloss Leopoldskron and the Salzburg Global archives. This is a unique opportunity which allows the intern to be the point of contact for Salzburg Global’s small, private collection and leverage their own network to learn and get real world experience.  


The purpose of the library is to provide access to, and organize specific material in support of the educational mission of Salzburg Global. The Library Intern supports Salzburg Global staff, Fellows and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron guests. The composition of the collection reflects past and current topics of Salzburg Global Seminar programs. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request.

Duties include:


  • Organize and scan photographic archives.


  • Identify potential faculty and invitees for sessions;
  • Provide tech and administrative support for upcoming sessions;
  • Compile list of resources for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions as requested; and
  • Compile reserve shelf for upcoming sessions.


  • Catalog all new acquisitions and library holdings in DublinCore in our open source, integrated library system, OpenBiblio, and the social cataloging platform LibraryThing;
  • Assign call numbers in Dewey Decimal classification;
  • Reshelf and shift books that are out of place; and
  • Write gift plate and thank you notes.


  • Maintain existing subscription and their renewals as required; and
  • Research to find articles relevant to session topic.


  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar;
  • Recently completed or in the process of pursuing postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area, which should include at least one cataloging course;
  • Previous volunteer, internship or professional experience in a library setting;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task, and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, including the ability to edit text; 
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in internet research and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

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. 


Each internship lasts for three months with exact dates to be announced. Not all internships are available throughout the year. Due to program scheduling and accommodation reasons, we regret that we cannot accommodate requests for internships outside of these fixed periods. 

Internship start dates for the Library Internship are available in January and July. You must state your preference in the online application form.


To apply, please complete this online form: 

The online form requires:

  • 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;
  • A CV/résumé;
  • The names and contact details of two references.

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2019. Only applications completed via the online form will be considered. 

We will be reviewing all applications after the application period has closed on October 31. We will inform you of the status of your application by November 30. All candidates, successful or otherwise, will be informed of the outcome of their application. 

No phone calls please. 


For questions about internships in Salzburg, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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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