Development Interns work across Salzburg Global teams, offices, and levels to help develop programs and research new fundraising opportunities and prospective partnerships. The Interns will also be expected to support the administrative functions of the Development Team and thus must be willing to contribute to day-to-day operational tasks and be capable of using computers and IT effectively.

The internship is full-time for three months. The position is unpaid, but the successful candidate will be provided with free on-site accommodation at Schloss Leopoldskron, all meals and a return ticket for their country of origin, as well as excellent networking opportunities with the international participants of our programs.

Undergraduates working towards a degree from an International relations program or a field related to one of Salzburg Global program areas can apply for this internship.

Typical projects include:

  • Conducting research for the Development Team regarding potential institutional and individual donors, summarize findings and make recommendations regarding follow-up;
  • Supporting the Program Team in organizing, implementing and documenting Salzburg Global Seminar sessions;
  • Using the organization’s Raiser’s Edge database to gather historical information regarding individual and institutional partners;
  • Drafting program-related concept notes and assist in the development of proposals and reports to partners and institutional supporters;
  • Reviewing and edit concept papers and grant proposals for clarity; and
  • Writing briefings to prepare executives for external meetings and calls.


Desired Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an international relations program, a field related to one of Salzburg Global’s program areas, or academic experience in non-profit management or fundraising;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, including the ability to edit text;
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in internet research and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar;
  • Experience working with databases is preferable.

How to Apply for Salzburg Global Development Internship

Applicants should send the following documents to the email address below

  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for the Salzburg Global Seminar and why you would be a good fit for this specific internship;
  • Your CV/résumé,
  • A brief explanation of how you heard about this internship opportunity (e.g. signed up for the recruitment email, saw an advertisement on social media, received a personal recommendation from a Fellow, former intern, etc. Please include names where appropriate.)
  • The names and contact details of two references


Please send the following to Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar


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