Salzburg Development Internship

Development Internship (Salzburg)

Salzburg Global seeks an intern in the Salzburg, Austria office to assist both the Program and Development Departments with research, the development of program-related concept notes, proposals, and reports, as well as Salzburg Global session and administrative support.  


“My work as a development and program intern at Salzburg Global Seminar allowed me to gain valuable professional skills, while meeting interesting and amazing people from all around the world. The organization and its work are one of a kind, making the internship a unique experience.
- Dirk Jan van Egmond, Development and Program Intern, Spring 2017


Development Interns work across Salzburg Global's teams, offices, and levels to help develop programs and research new fundraising opportunities and prospective partnerships. Interns will also be expected to support the administrative functions of the Development Team and thus must be willing to contribute to day-to-day operational tasks and be capable of using computers and IT effectively.

Typical projects include:

  • Conducting research for the Development Team regarding potential institutional and individual donors, summarize findings and make recommendations regarding follow-up;
  • Drafting program-related concept notes and assisting in the development of proposals and reports to partners and institutional supporters; 
  • Reviewing and editing concept papers and grant proposals for clarity
  • Supporting the Program Team in developing, implementing and documenting Salzburg Global Seminar sessions;  
  • Utilizing the organization's Raiser's Edge database to gather historical information regarding individual and institutional partners;
  • Writing briefings to prepare executives for external meetings and calls.

There is possibility of more complex projects and higher levels of responsibility as skills are acquired.


Helpful academic or professional backgrounds: Candidates should be in or have recently graduated from an international relations program, a field related to one of Salzburg Global’s program areas, or have academic or professional experience in non-profit management, fundraising, or development.

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

Candidates must also be comfortable working with people in different time zones, 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 Salzburg 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.

Each internship is three months long with start dates periodically throughout the year. Please state your months of availability and preferred starting month. We will take this into consideration when assessing your application. To apply, please send your covering letter of motivation, your CV, two writing samples of no more than two pages, and the names and contact details of two references to Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar:


The deadline for applications is October 30.