Join the Austrian Economics Center (AEC) in Vienna, Austria — the city where it all began!

We cordially invite you to support our efforts and work with us as an intern. Our goal is to bring the Austrian School back to Austria and to spread the message of liberty around Europe and the world — and we need your help!

The AEC is always looking for interns with a passion for liberty to assist in research, project coordination, and day-to-day activities.

What you will do

  • assist in research
  • assist in project coordination and planning, from the Free Market Road Show to the European Resource Bank to our events organized in Vienna
  • assist in work on websites and social media pages
  • write articles for the AEC website (optional)
  • tasks pertaining to your skills and interests (optional)

What we expect

  • fluency in English (written and spoken). Although not mandatory, applicants who speak German as well will have an advantage
  • interest in classical liberal thought and Austrian Economics
  • enrolled at a university (undergraduate or graduate level) or a recent graduate (exceptions can be made)
  • a visa or other residence permit for Austria (we will assist if needed)
  • your health insurance must be valid in Austria
  • International interns are expected to work full-time (exceptions possible). We are happy to accept applicants from Vienna on a more flexible schedule, depending on their class schedule.

What you will get

  • work experience in the heart of Vienna
  • monthly allowance of 400 euros to help cover living costs
  • the opportunity to learn more about Austrian Economics at its origin and through the activities of one of the most active think tanks in Europe

Time frames

There are three time frames for which you can apply (exceptions may be made, start and end times of the internship can be adjusted to your needs):

  • Spring: January to April (Application deadline: September 30, you will be notified by October 15)
  • Summer: May to July (Application deadline: January 26, you will be notified by February 15)
  • Fall: September to December (Application deadline: May 31, you will be notified by June 15)

The applications will not be reviewed until after the respective deadline.

The next time frame you can apply for is spring 2025. The deadline is September 30th, 2024.

Please complete the form below in order to apply.

Liberty will be won through the battle of ideas. Help us work for a freer future!


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