In our networked and global working world, international experience, intercultural sensitivity and openness to diversity are key competencies in personnel selection.
The MCI strengthens this international trait of its students through interaction with lecturers and students from abroad, international curricula and projects, semesters, study stays, and internships abroad, double degrees, a wide range of language courses and special seminars and workshops.
For internships within the EU, students and graduates can also receive financial support under Erasmus+. Deadlines and details for applying for Erasmus+ can be found by contacting your MCI representative: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about other funding opportunities.
If you are looking for internships outside Austria, you can use the MCI Job & Internship Platform on the one hand, and access a variety of general and specialized internship exchanges on the other (see below or the Country Information folder). In addition, there are several organizations that offer internships abroad or help with the placement of interns. Make sure in advance that you are aware of the placement fees and specific services.
AIESEC for students of business studies
ELSA for law students
IAAS for students of agricultural studies
IAESTE for students of technical subjects
If you are doing an internship abroad, you should also make sure that you have sufficient insurance cover. Accident insurance, liability insurance and health insurance are all indispensable in this case. If you do an internship abroad - even if it is a compulsory internship - you are not insured against accidents by the institution with whom you are studying. However, there is insurance cover via the Austrian Student’s Union or through private insurance.
www.connexion-emploi.com (German-French job exchange for Europe)
www.ec.europa.eu (Jobs and training opportunities in Europe)
www.eda.admin.ch (Swiss Confederation)
www.eurobrussels.com (The European Affairs Jobsite)
www.eurograduate.com (Graduate Jobs in Europe)
www.europa.eu (Working for the EU)
www.eurosciencejobs.com (Science jobs in Europe)
www.indeed.co.uk (Student Jobs in UK)
www.jobagent.ch (internship and job exchange, CH)
www.jobboerse.gv.at (Job exchange for Europe)
www.placement-uk.com (Student Placement Opportunities)
www.staufenbiel.ch (job exchange & career tips)
www.studentjob.co.uk (Student Jobs in UK)
www.teachaway.com (Teacher jobs in Europe)
www.top-jobs-europe.de (For specialists and managers)
USA & America
www.anyworkanywhere.com (Jobs worldwide)
www.backdoorjobs.com (Short-Term-Job Adventures worldwide)
www.ihipo.com (International Jobs)
www.jobsearch.gov.au (National Employment Agency Australia)
www.oead.at (Austrian Exchange Service)
www.workingabroad.com (Voluntary Service and Jobs Worldwide)
Applying for a job abroad
Many dream of a professional career abroad. The first hurdle for a successful start in an internship or a job is a meaningful application.
The prerequisite for a professional career abroad is not only an above-average command of the language of the target country, but also intensive preliminary research, because each country has different regulations regarding the formalities of an application.
The application letter
The curriculum vitae should include the following aspects:
- Personal details: first and last name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (Personal Details)
- Career objective (Job Objective)
- summary profile (key skills)
- School education and studies: Education
- Professional experience (Career History, Career Development, Work Experience)
- Career starters should headline the chapter with "Practical Experience
- additional knowledge: Language and computer skills, driving licence (additional skills)
- Hobbies, if relevant for the position (Interests and activities)
- Conclusion (References available upon request)
The curriculum vitae should consist of one to a maximum of two pages. The exception is the Netherlands, where the curriculum vitae may be more extensive. If you have already spent some time abroad, make sure to include this information in your CV.
Application in a European country
Working in Austria
The Career Center would like to support international students at the MCI Management Center Innsbruck with special information and events on career planning, job entry and application in Austria.
We recommend that all international students acquire German language skills as quickly and intensively as possible. Language courses are offered by the MCI Language Center at various levels. The tandem program is also very suitable for language acquisition or for practical practice and speaking.
The Career seminars include workshops and webinars such as "Working in Austria", "Essentials for an application in German" or "Starting your career"; details and dates can be found here.
The following legal conditions apply for working in Austria (internships, part-time jobs, entry-level jobs) for non-EU citizens: