The US Commercial Service Austria offers internship opportunities throughout the year at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.
What you would be doing
The U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. companies entering the Austrian market and helps Austrian firms in their efforts to profit from their alliances with American companies either by representing American manufactures, utilizing American products, or through joint venture arrangements. To support these objectives, the office analyzes information on the Austrian market, facilitates contacts with German businesses, promotes US products in the Austrian marketplace, and advocates US business interests.
Interns assist Commercial Service staff by:
Who is eligible
In order to participate in this program you must meet the following qualifications:
Selection is made without regard to considerations of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, or handicap. Every intern has to receive a positive security clearance by the U.S. Government prior to the start of his/her internship.
Payment and Insurance
This internship is a volunteer service. Federal regulations prohibit financial compensation. An official letter of recommendation will be provided. Most universities will award 3-6 credits for a completed internship. No federal government liability is assumed.
How to apply
Your application (at least 4 - 6 months in advance) must include:
For your planning
The internship will be at least 3 months with a flexible hour schedule, starting dates are flexible. Remember to plan 3 months till your security clearance is completed (including a personal interview with an embassy official). Your work time will be at least 20 hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our office is closed on official Austrian and American holidays.
Please submit your application via email to our office.