Jobs & Internships

Silicon Valley Internship @ Open Austria – San Francisco in Spring 2019

We are currently looking for at an intern for the months of May & June 2019 at our San Francisco office to support our activities in the Bay Area. We seek candidates with a passion for innovation, technology, startups and the arts who have proven skills in research, event organization and presentational communication. Fluency in German and English is essential.

You have an outgoing personality, are passionate about innovation with a “roll up your sleeves and get things done” attitude and are eager to inhale the innovative Silicon Valley air. You will work closely with entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, as well as official institutions and organizations in Austria and the US. Your duties include research, drafting papers and reports, preparing and organizing events, attending relevant meetings at think tanks, government agencies etc., as well as assistance with the everyday tasks.

We Offer:

  • 2-month (40 hours/week) paid internship in Silicon Valley in Spring 2019
  • intercultural, creative, fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and team-oriented working culture
  • platform to grow your skills, professional experience, and network
  • vibrant co-working space in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the dynamic neighborhood South of Market (SoMa)
  • creative, international, and inspiring work environment with unlimited coffee (or tea)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct industry, market and scientific research and assist in Open Austria’s business development efforts/strategy
  • Assist with the preparation of high-level delegations from Austria
  • Assist during special events and meetings
  • Prepare reports on international innovation ecosystems
  • Prepare marketing documents
  • Support client meetings
  • Administrative duties, such as handling reservations or administrating contacts etc

Your Profile:

  • Austrian citizenship
  • A valid health insurance (accident insurance will be concluded by the employer) that will cover medical expenses in the US (Auslandskrankenversicherung)
  • An active enrollment at an accredited university (at least three semesters of academic studies) pursuing a Bachelor-, Master- Degree or a Magister Degree Program or recent completion of studies
  • Good command of English and German
  • A strong interest in topics including entrepreneurship and startup culture
  • Some prior relevant professional experience (internship, volunteer, work, etc.), preferentially at a startup
  • Experiences with technology and loves to learn
  • Strong organizational skills in a deadline-oriented environment, while keeping attention to detail
  • Proven ability to conduct research and reportings as well as presentational communication skills
  • Passion for Open Austria’s mission to connect Austrian and Silicon Valley in business, science, technology and the arts

How to Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter in English language to Felicitas Worndl, felicitas@open-austria.com
Application deadline: January 25 2019

Interns need to cover the costs for accommodation, travels, health insurance, US visa, and living expenses not covered by the stipend.