Professional Integration HUB: internship program for Ukrainians in Austria

It is our pleasure to announce the launch of the Professional Integration HUB, our new internship program for Ukrainian professionals temporarily residing in Austria in cooperation with ERSTE Foundation

12/15/20233 min read

Are you a Ukrainian professional currently residing in Austria? Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your skills and gain valuable work experience? Look no further than the Professional Integration HUB, a unique internship program designed specifically for Ukrainian professionals in Austria.

The Professional Integration HUB aims to bridge the gap between Ukrainian professionals and the Austrian job market. This program provides a platform for talented individuals to gain practical experience in their respective fields, while also fostering cultural exchange and integration.

The mission of the HUB is to contribute to Ukraine's rebuilding and European Integration. The program is designed for 12 participants from Ukraine temporarily residing in Austria. Professional Integration HUB will provide participants with internships in leading institutions and organizations in Austria over 3 months. The program also includes a stipend of 1200 euros per month.

Why Choose the Professional Integration HUB?

  1. The HUB provides the Internships in top institutions and organizations of the EU and integration into the European professional community. Additionally, the program organizes various cultural events and activities to help you immerse yourself in Austrian society and connect with locals.

  2. Professional Development: As an intern in the Professional Integration HUB, you will have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities. Each institution will provide interns with workspaces and access to necessary resources for three month. Participants will receive daily work tasks corresponding to their professional level. This way, professionals from Ukraine will enhance their skills and gain valuable European experience.

  3. Opportunity to apply acquired knowledge in Ukraine‘s reconstruction.

  4. Participants get a chance to become part of the community of Ukrainian professionals in Austria.

  5. Availability of a stipend (1200 euros per month).

How Does the Program Work?

  1. Application Process: To join the Professional Integration HUB, you need to submit an application form along with your CV and a motivation letter by January 7th, 2024. Our team will carefully review your application to determine your eligibility for the program.

  1. Selection: Announcement of Program Finalists is scheduled on January 22. The selection will be conducted in 3 stages:

  • Technical Selection – participant‘s eligibility check against program requirements, CV analysis.

  • Intermediate Selection – online interview with representatives of ERSTE Foundation and EUCFI.

  • Final Selection – interview with representatives of the hosting organization.

  1. Participants‘ internship in institutions in Austria: The main stage of the program starts on March 4th and run until May 31st.

  2. Support and Guidance: Throughout your internship, the Professional Integration HUB provides ongoing support and guidance. Our team is available to answer any questions, address concerns, and help you navigate the Austrian work environment.

  3. Evaluation and Certification: At the end of your internship, you will receive an evaluation report highlighting your performance and achievements. Additionally, you will be awarded a certificate of completion, recognizing your participation in the Professional Integration HUB.

Following Institutions and organisations have joined our program:

  • Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport;

  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research;

  • Belvedere Museum Vienna; Caritas Austria;

  • ERSTE Foundation;

  • European Forum Alpbach;

  • Salzburger Kunstverein;

  • Viennacontemporary;

  • WienXtra.

    More information about the Professional Integration HUB internship program you can find on the website.


The Professional Integration HUB is more than just an internship program. It is a stepping stone towards a successful career in Austria for Ukrainian professionals. By joining this program, you will not only gain valuable work experience but also establish meaningful connections and foster cultural understanding.

If you are a Ukrainian professional residing in Austria and looking to kick-start your career, the Professional Integration HUB is your gateway to success. Apply now and take the first step towards a brighter future.