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2023: The Dream Summer of a Lifetime

You won't want to miss an opportunity to take part in the 11th annual Internship Challenge! You could benefit personally and professionally from a unique internship opportunity at a top-rated company.

We are looking for ambitious JKU students enrolled in a degree program at the JKU's Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business (SOWI) who are looking for real-world, hands-on experience in the fields of marketing, finance & accounting, management, controlling, or human resources during the summer of 2023. There are companies and businesses from a wide range of industries such as:

  • Raiffeisenlandesbank of Upper Austria
  • Ernst & Young
  • Austrian Brewers Union AG
  • Rosenbauer
  • KUKA Robots
  • Brucknerhaus
  • Hypo of Upper Austria
  • newsadoo
  • OÖ Kulturquartier
  • ... and many more

offering well-paid internships!

The Internship Challenge

Project Team

Mag. Florian Mayer - JKU Alumni Club
Mag. Maria Silwanis, MA - JKU Alumni Club
Mag. Dr. Markus Eiselsberg- Marketing XLounge


+43 732 2468 5136


  • Currently enrolled in a degree program at the JKU's Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics & Business (SOWI)
  • Commitment, dedication, and motivation
  • Reliability & sense of responsibility
  • Enthusiasm

Click here, opens a file to learn more.

The Procedure:

Impress us with your application. Fill out the application form, opens a file and send it together with your CV to: karrierecenter(at)jku.at.

The application deadline has been extended to November 27, 2022! 

Once all of the applications have been reviewed, the 40 best applications will be invited to take part in the 180-Second Challenge. Wow the panel with your short and distinctive presentation about yourself and you could get a great internship for the summer of 2023. 

The 180 Second Challenge

Prepare a 3-minute online presentation of yourself for a panel consisting of HR and marketing managers who will select you based on an initial impression, creativity, communication skills, credibility, and reliability.
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  • Intern Statements

OÖ Kulturquartier

My internship at the OÖ Kulturquartier gave me an opportunity to learn more about day-to-day marketing activities at a cultural institution. One particularly constructive aspect was being given the opportunity to contribute and implement my own suggestions and ideas.


My internship was very educational and I got constructive feedback from my supervisor about a future career outside of marketing. I worked on actual ad campaigns. There was a strong sense of camaraderie among team members and they made me feel welcome and right at home.

„The Internship Challenge is a win-win for both students and  participating companies.“
Mag. Dr. Max Eiselsberg, Marketing-XLounge
Portraitfoto von Max Eiselsberg

Our Strategic Partners

Raiffeisenlandesbank of Upper Austria

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Ernst & Young Certified Public Accountants

Thank you for the outstanding teamwork!

Our Network Partners

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Johannes Kepler University Linz

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