For U.S. Citizens:
- Internships with the U.S. Department of State: American citizen undergraduate/graduate students may be eligible for various Department of State student programs, including internships and fellowships both in the U.S. and overseas. Internships with the Tri-Mission Vienna are coordinated centrally at the Department of State in Washington and not in Vienna. Further information is available at Careers Representing America
- Internships with the U.S. Department of Commerce: American citizens interested in an internship with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) in Vienna should be enrolled full time at an accredited university, fluent in German and English, and capable of professional communications with the Austrian business community. For more information about duties and application procedures, please visit the CS office online at Austria Internships
For Austrians and other Nationalities:
Foreign National Student Program: This program is designed for students at Austrian Universities or Fachhochschulen, who are not U.S. citizens, seeking internships with the Tri-Mission Vienna in various sections of the Tri-Mission. Ideally, students should be citizens from Austria or the European Union. Students must be fluent in German and English.
The program offers students the experience of working in a foreign affairs arena. Internships range from 2 to 4 months. No benefits or compensation, nor any future employment rights accrue as a result of an internship. Selected students will undergo security checks and will be required to provide evidence of health insurance. Please note that applicants must be registered as full time students at a University or Fachhochschule in Austria. Vacant internship positions will be advertised on the page: Internship Announcements.
Applicants are requested to follow the application procedures as indicated on the announcements. Students selected must pass a background check and receive a clearance from the Embassy before commencement of the internship. The security check can take up to three months and may require a personal interview with the security department of the Embassy.