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Not just on the sidelines: Intern at AustriaTech

Apr 22, 2020

The promotion of young talents is an important part of the work at AustriaTech. As an agency and think tank of the BMK, we are interested in offering motivated students the opportunity to apply their specialist knowledge from their studies and to apply it in concrete projects in practice.

The fields of application are broad: internships are possible in every part of the company, e.g. in the business units as well as in certain departments such as HR or communication. Experiences such as co-organising a high-level ministerial meeting or supporting at a large conference such as the Transport Research Arena can be part of the working tasks, networking meetings can be organised and perhaps even a part can be moderated. Our interns also gain experience in project management and gain insight into the procedures and processes of EU projects.

"I was given my own tasks throughout the whole process of a networking meeting - starting with the preparations, through the actual implementation, to the follow-up. I particularly enjoyed moderating a discussion with participants at a world café table on the topic of the use of public space." - Kathrin Raunig, BA BA, former trainee, now permanently employed in the department Mobility Innovation.

Interns stand around a table and talk about their experiences

Of Course, you get professional insights - but the social component must not be neglected either:

"One for all and all for one. During my internship I learned how important it is to stick together as a team and to support each other. I was also able to gain insight into many different activities and discover new interests in me. What I also take with me: rather ask too much than too little. That will be a great help to me in my further career." - Hannah Loeschenbrand, BSc, former intern in the department Communications & Public Affairs

Fortunately, some of the former AustriaTech interns have stayed in the company and entered a permanent position. One of them is Jovana Kremenovic from the Automated and Clean Mobility Team:

"I found the trust placed in me by the possibility of working independently and the responsibility that was thus transfered to me great. What was even more gratifying was that this became a permanent position! This gave me the opportunity to extend the tasks I had started as an intern and to expand my areas of responsibility. Since I already knew the team and the work area, the changeover was easy. An internship with a smooth transition to the job - I couldn't have planned it any better." Jovana Kremenovic, MSc, former intern, now full-time in the department Automated & Clean Mobility.

AustriaTech regularly advertises internships in various fields. The internships last on average between three and six months. You can find our current vacancies here.

We also welcome unsolicited applications!

 

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