The US Commercial Service Austria offers internship opportunities throughout the year at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.
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. We also support Austrian direct investment into the United States. Our office gathers and analyzes information on the Austrian market, facilitates contacts with Austrian businesses, promotes US products in the Austrian marketplace, and advocates for U.S. business interests.
Interns assist Commercial Service staff by:
Commercial interns must meet the following qualifications:
Selection is made without regard to considerations of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, or handicap.
This internship is a volunteer service. Federal regulations prohibit financial compensation, and we cannot cover your travel costs or provide you with lodgings in Vienna. No federal government liability is assumed.
On successful completion of your internship, you will receive an official letter of recommendation from the head of this office. Check with your counselor or an academic advisor to see if your university offers course credits for internships.
Your application (at least five months in advance) must include these five elements:
If accepted, you will be in Vienna for at least three months. Starting dates are flexible, but generally conform to a summer/fall/winter/spring schedule. Your office hours will be adjusted to your hours of instruction while maintaining a minimum 20 hour/week of service. Students who are interested in a summer internship (July/August/September) must commit to a minimum of three months and 40 hours/week of service.
Remember to plan ahead! Background checks take at least three months, and are not started until all of your application materials have been received and reviewed!
Our office hours are 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 package via email to our office.