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.  


"I highly recommend the library internship for anyone who wants to build their skills as a leader and decision-maker in the library. I worked in a beautiful place with a fantastic team and truly felt I contributed as the trained librarian professional. Not only that, but I also met people from all over the world with fascinating and diverse life stories. My time here was brief, but I think I'll happily be telling people about Salzburg Global Seminar and the Schloss for the rest of my career."

- Becky Butler, Library Intern, Summer 2017

“Salzburg Global was a unique opportunity to work both in a place with a rich history and a keen eye for the future. As the Library Intern, I was tasked with maintaining a beautiful library and providing my knowledge as an information professional to assist the staff in a variety of ways. They encouraged me to approach projects in my own way, with my own expertise and create my own projects as well. It was a thoroughly fulfilling experience which I recommend to everyone.”

- Peter Murray, Library Intern, Spring 2017


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 sessions. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request.

Duties include:


  • Assist in the shipping of the existing archives off-site
  • Organize and scan photographic archives


  • Catalog of all new acquisitions using the Dewey Decimal System in our open source integrated library system, OpenBiblio
  • Restack and shelve books that are out of place
  • Write gift plate and thank you notes


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

Session responsibilities:

  • Identify potential faculty and invitees for sessions
  • Compile list of resources for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions as requested
  • Compile reserve shelf for upcoming sessions
  • As needed, provide tech and administrative support for upcoming sessions


Helpful academic or professional backgrounds: Candidates should have recently completed or be in the process of pursuing postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area, which should include at least one cataloging course. Candidates should have previous volunteer, internship or professional experience in a library setting.

Other requirements: The candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities.

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 global mission, exceptional organizational and writing skills, attention to detail, and internet research and Microsoft Office Suite skills are 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. 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.