Internship applications are open all year round. IACA accepts a limited number of interns every year.

The Internship Programme is designed for students enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD (or equivalent) university programmes and recent graduates wishing to develop and broaden their professional skills and gain working experience in an international environment. Internships are offered in areas such as external relations, event organization, communications, law, programme development and organization, administration, and IT.

Internships are on a full-time basis for a period of three to six months and take place at the IACA campus in Laxenburg, Austria.


Eligibility Criteria

  In order to apply for an internship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
    • Be proficient in the English language (well-developed oral communication and drafting skills). A working knowledge of other languages is desirable.
    • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD (or equivalent) university programme at a recognized university, or have graduated from university no more than five years prior to applying for the internship
    • Easily adapt to a multicultural working environment
    • Work effectively in a team as well as independently
    • Have: discretion, reliability, precision, honesty, and integrity

The candidate’s fields of study may include, but are not limited to, social and political sciences, law, economics, finance, journalism, information technology, business administration, or international relations. Practical experience is not a prerequisite, but may be considered an asset.


  Interns are personally responsible for obtaining any required visas for Austria and for complying with local laws including residency registration.


  The Internship Programme is not remunerated. Costs arising from travel, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern. An internship does not constitute any commitment for future employment with IACA. However, interns may apply for vacancy notices as external candidates at any time during and after their internship.

Application Procedure

  The candidate’s application should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, which includes the names and contact details of three people who are familiar with his/her qualifications. The curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a concise cover letter (max. 400 words), outlining the applicant’s interest in the Internship Programme, relevant experiences (academic and non-academic), and perceived benefit of completing an internship at IACA. Applicants are also asked to include their availability in the application package.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to or by post to:


International Anti-Corruption Academy
Muenchendorfer Strasse 2
2361 Laxenburg