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U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna: UN Affairs Section – Internship Opportunity
April 7, 2022

Vacancy Announcement Number: 16-03

OPEN TO: Austrian or other Non-U.S. Citizen students, ideally from within the European Union, with a valid permanent residence permit for Austria, who are enrolled as full-time students at one of the Universities or “Fachhochschulen” in Austria. Students must be at minimum 18 years of age.

MISSION: U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE)

SECTION/OFFICE: UN Affairs Section

HOURS: Upon agreement, minimum 16 hours per week

DURATION: Minimum 2 months, maximum 4 months

START DATE: Upon agreement, throughout the year


The interns assist UN Affairs Officers as needed, including through longer-term analytical/research projects related to priority policy matters. Accompany officers to informal meetings and official UN conferences, providing written and oral readouts of those events. Help plan visits by high-level U.S. officials including scheduling meetings, preparing briefing materials, and supporting logistics. Support high-level conferences in March and May. If the intern is interested and if time allows, there may be opportunities for longer-term analytical/research projects.

The internship is on a volunteer basis. Note: no benefits, compensation, nor any future employment rights accrue as a result of an internship.


Studies: Major in one of the following University studies: Political Science; International Relations; American Studies, Economics, or other related field.

Languages: English: Fluency in speaking, reading, writing.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Good computer skills: MS Office.


Application language is English. Interested applicants should submit:

  • The completed form “Application for Internship”: please see website of the U.S. Embassy for downloading the form: Application for Internship
  • A Statement of Interest describing the applicant’s objectives and motivations in seeking an internship with the U.S. Mission.
  • Documentation of status as a full time student at a University or “Fachhochschule” in Austria (i.e. “Inskriptionsbestätigung”).
  • For non-Austrian students: Documentation of legal residency in Austria

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: E-Mail: vacanciesvie@state.gov


After an initial application screening, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.


  1. Students must have a valid health insurance.
  2. Successful candidates will be required to pass a security and a medical certification.

All selections are made consistent with the State Department’s Non-Discrimination Policy and with the Austrian Gleichbehandlungsgesetz to not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age or sexual orientation.