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Library Internship, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Library Internship (Salzburg)

Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking a self-motivated, pro-active library studies graduate for an internship in the historic Max Reinhardt Library of Schloss Leopoldskron and the Salzburg Global archives. This is a unique opportunity which allows the intern to be the point of contact for Salzburg Global's small, private collection and leverage their own network to learn and get real world experience.  


Q1 (January to April), Q2 (April to July) or Q3 (July to October). Please state in your application which are your preferred periods.
Exact dates to be confirmed. We regret that we cannot accommodate requests for internships outside of these fixed periods.


The purpose of the library is to provide access to, and organize specific material in support of the educational mission of Salzburg Global. The Library Intern supports Salzburg Global staff, Fellows and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron guests. The composition of the collection reflects past and current topics of Salzburg Global Seminar programs. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request.

Duties include:


  • Organize and scan photographic archives.


  • Identify potential faculty and invitees for sessions;
  • Provide tech and administrative support for upcoming sessions;
  • Compile list of resources for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions as requested; and
  • Compile reserve shelf for upcoming sessions.


  • Catalog all new acquisitions and library holdings in DublinCore in our open source, integrated library system, OpenBiblio, and the social cataloging platform LibraryThing;
  • Assign call numbers in Dewey Decimal classification;
  • Reshelf and shift books that are out of place; and
  • Write gift plate and thank you notes.


  • Maintain existing subscription and their renewals as required; and
  • Research to find articles relevant to session topic.


  • Recently completed or in the process of pursuing postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area, which should include at least one cataloging course;
  • Previous volunteer, internship or professional experience in a library setting;
  • 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.

German language skills are not required.


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. 


To apply, please send the following to Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar

  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for 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

The deadline for applications is October 19, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to take part in a Skype interview. All candidates, successful or otherwise, will be informed of the outcome of their application. 

No phone calls please.


For questions about internships in Salzburg, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For questions about internships in Washington, DC, email

For a behind the scenes look at the Salzburg Global Internship Program, watch this video. You can also keep up to date with our interns on Instagram

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