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working as volunteer for the OeWF
Would you like to help develop Austrian and International space activities? Are you somebody who wants to change things and are interested in working at fascinating areas like research, politics and technology? Then you are at the right place. As we are a non-profit organization, we work in principle with volunteers and thus do not offer paid jobs or paid internships.
All internship positions for summer 2017 have been filled. New internship positions will be available from September 2017 onwards.
IT Team Members (volunteer position)
Grow & improve your skills and help to prepare future human Mars mission! We are looking for IT Team Members preferably from Innsbruck/surroundings who are comfortable with Linux, LDAP and PHP. Tasks include e.g.
- Linux administration
- Account – and user support (email addresses, authorizations)
- PHP development
Please send your application to
For high school students
In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Technology, the OeWF offers each year 2-5 internships in summer for teenager attending an Austrian school between 16 and 19 years old; these internships lasts typically one month during the summer and are payed. Tasks include assisting current research projects (for instance data analyses) or scientific outreach activities. The place of work is usually Innsbruck, Austria.
For university students
Within the framework for a bachelor thesis, internships between 2-24 weeks are possible. The precise task will depend on the professional experience of the applicant. We have had interns with various backgrounds e.g. physics, biology, media sciences, project management, architecture, informatics etc. with the goal of developing an academic thesis (e.g. seminar, bachelor or master thesis). If you are interested in such an internship, please write us a short email with your CV, competence profile, and we will contact you for a nonbinding first interview. These internships are mostly unpayed, die OeWF does not provide accomodation or meals.
What are the qualifications?
We don’t have any requirements for internships, except for a high interest and motivation for the topic of space activities and a proficiency in English. If an applicant is interested in such a position, we generally conduct a job interview, leading to a selection process on a competitive basis. For non-Austrian applicants, a residence permit and health insurance for the European Union is necessary. (For payed internship, an additional work permit is necessary.)
- Academic thesis at the Austrian Space Forum
- Academic publications of the Austrian Space Forum
- Blog posts of our interns
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