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IES Internships Vienna Summer – Internship

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Starting Summer 2019, IES Internships will begin offering full-time placements in Vienna—the home of our very first IES Abroad Center.

As an IES intern, you’ll enjoy the history, rich culture, and professional opportunities that the political and economic capital of Austria has to offer. Recently ranked first in the Mercer Quality of Living survey, there’s nowhere and no way better to spend your summer than with a full-time internship in Vienna.

Our program guarantees you an internship in Austria that will help you develop professional skills to jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market.

IES Internships’ unpaid, academic summer internships place Vienna interns in fields such as the arts, international relations, psychology, and more (see our list below). Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interviewing skills, and prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.

As a summer intern, you'll work with a local business or organization for approximately 30 hours per week. You will also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. You have the option of enrolling in a 3-credit German language course at no extra cost, as well, if your work schedule allows.

With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections in Vienna, you can be sure that you’ll have an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out!

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES: Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Composite-materials manufacturing company building snowboards, surfboards, and more
  • Educational technology company creating an innovative, multi-sensory learning tool for speech therapy
  • Technology startup providing chatbot services for local retailers and customers
  • Producer and publisher of alternate and indie music
  • Animal welfare research firm
  • Sound production and technology at a music studio
  • Nonprofit connecting expats in Vienna with mental health professionals
  • NGO producing an interactive database of Jewish memory as the first oral history project of its kind
  • Viennese opera house
  • Recording company producing albums across genres
  • Sustainable farming and food production company
  • Radio station focusing on creating content for the African continent

Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Arts
  • Business
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • German Language Literature and Studies
  • Internship Programs
  • Technology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Food Services Nutrition
  • Non-Profit and Art Administration
  • Media (Radio
  • TV
  • & Film)

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at:

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