An internship - your first step towards a cool career
More than a clever way of gaining relevant practical knowledge to the function of a business, internships are also frequently identified as the best way to land a full-time job. They form an excellent opportunity to test out your theoretical skill sets, get insights to employer or career paths and extend your professional network. The specific attributes of internships, such as their duration, type, and whether or not there are paid, tend to vary.
Working and living in Vienna
Vienna is Austria’s capital and a major economic hub in Europe. Through its close trade ties with Eastern Europe, Vienna is an interesting place to find internships. Nearly 50% of the country’s biggest companies (in terms of revenue) are located here as well as many young and dynamic startups.
Consider your language skills when looking for internships in the city: when looking for internships in the city: despite Vienna’s international flair, the mainly spoken language there is still German and its roughly 2.6 million inhabitants in the greater metropolitan area actually make Vienna (or “Wien” in German) one of the biggest German-speaking cities in Europe. Therefore, it makes good sense to apply with a German CV.
Scattered across the city are different universities and institutes, among them Europe’s biggest business university, the WU - Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business). So, as a graduate or student, you are definitely in good company.