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, marketing, 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. In exceptional cases, internships of shorter than three months may be considered.



Zijun Cheng web

Zijun Cheng


Programmes and Activities

My internship at IACA during summer 2018 was a wonderful experience for me, and I really learned a lot. For example, I supported the team in implementing various open and tailor-made trainings, such as the IACA Summer Academy. I had an opportunity not only to learn about anti-corruption issues, but also to get to know participants from many different countries. In addition, the multicultural working environment at IACA was very nice, and all my colleagues were very professional and supportive during my internship. I felt like I was not just an intern, but also a part of the team.

I can absolutely recommend the internship programme at IACA, especially for those who would like to gain practical experience in an international organization / global institution.

Ana Luiza Aranha


Ana Luiza Aranha


Collective Action, Compliance and (private sector) Anti-Corruption

The research internship at IACA was a life-changing opportunity. It broadened my professional skills and, most importantly, it was the first step in my international career. It gave me valuable experience in international anti-corruption alongside experts in this field. I have always appreciated a diverse and multicultural environment, and IACA encourages opportunities for cultural and scientific exchanges among different nationalities.

Kodir Kuliev


Kodir Kuliev


Programmes and Activities

My internship at IACA gave me so much personally, academically, and career-wise. Not only was I involved in designing and implementing projects with inspiring and supportive team members and having a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of an international organization, but I also had a unique opportunity to network with employees, students, and even lecturers coming from all corners of the world. What I greatly appreciated about IACA were the resources it allocated for use by interns. IACA’s library, for instance, was an ideal source of information to contribute to my Master’s thesis on ‘corruption and development’.  I loved how I had an opportunity to meet with and talk to big-name UN experts, lecturers, and professors, which helped me to learn more about my specialty.

Siobhan Williams


Siobhan Williams


External Relations and Protocol
    Accepting the offer to be an intern at IACA was one of the best decisions I have made - it was an enriching professional experience that gave me a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding the issue of corruption in countries around the globe, as well as the diplomatic and functional aspects of an international organization. I emerged from my internship with enhanced professional confidence and passion for contributing to the principles of transparency and integrity within my home country.

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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, marketing, 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, mandatory health insurance, 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.