Internships & Voluntary work

If you are interested in an internship or some voluntary work at the Department of Cognitive Biology to increase or deepen your knowledge and skills in this field, this is the page to start your journey.

We regularly offer internships to motivated students and to-be animal care apprentices.

To check for availability please contact Mrs. Petra Pesak (petra.pesak@univie.ac.at).

If a slot is available for you, we will start a registration process with our human resources department and you will be sent some forms and a request for supplementary documentation.

To be able to process your application you will need to supply all the completed paperwork to us at least 4 weeks before you intend to start your internship. Failing to do so will result in a delay and you will not be able to start your internship on the desired date (if at all possible).

The documentation will include

  • the personnel record form (you will receive from us)
  • proof of adequate health, accident, social insurance during your stay here (if you are not a resident of Austria)
  • the relevant section of your curriculum (if this internship is a compulsory part of your studies)

For non-EU citizens (and Croatian citizens to 30.06.2022) we also need

  • copy of the relevant pages of your passport
  • certificate of registration in Austria (from place you will live)
  • copy of a valid visa/residence permit covering the duration of your stay