Call for Applications: The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Voluntary Internship Project (2020-25)

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Voluntary Internship Project (2020-25) is a 10 year program with the main purpose to enable students who need an internship as a compulsory part of their BA or graduate studies to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide.

The positioning of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in the centre of Europe, makes it a natural hub for the younger generation and indeed, the past years previous projects have been witness to interns being active participants in the multicultural field, where lasting friendships were formed and valuable contacts made, which immediately expanded each individual’s network to all parts of the world.

The diverse multicultural environment provides an excellent framework for Cultural Diplomacy to be practiced on a daily basis within the office as well as outside of the office. One of the main privileges afforded by the project is to work in a young, interdisciplinary and international environment, which serves as a model of successful multiculturalism in practice. The experience of learning to work together in a multicultural and international organizational environment is a rare, unique and a rewarding common experience.

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy invites applications from individuals who are coming from the following fields:

Communication & Journalism
Film, Photography & Visual Art
Arts & Culture
International Relations & Politics
Marketing & Public Relations
Business & Economics

More info you can find here.

Sustainability Challenge 2021/22

The Anglistik-SPL Website has published an interesting announcement:

90 students. 6 universities. 1 target. – Be part of the Sustainability Challenge and learn about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This 2 semester long challenge can be recognized as an elective (6 ECTS).

Apply online by 7/7/2021 – (Master’s students and advanced bachelor’s students of all fields of study are welcome to apply.)

The Sustainability Challenge lasts two semesters (WiSe 21/22, SoSe 22) and begins in October 2021.

Participation is possible in one of two tracks: Service Learning Track or Start-up Track.
In the Service Learning Track, students work together with companies, ministries or NGOs on concrete sustainability projects. In the Start-up Track, participants have the opportunity to implement their own sustainable business idea.

The theoretical input is provided by the six participating universities: WU Vienna, BOKU, TU Vienna, the University of Applied Sciences, the University of Vienna & the University of Graz.
Lecturers from these universities will design lecture units and encourage students to reflect on and discuss ecological economics, climate change, art, sustainable building sustainable building, consumption and production patterns, as well as social conditions.

(Source: SPL-Anglistik Website)

You can find more information about the application here:

There are also brief social media expanations:



Writing Mentors Wanted for Winter Term

The CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning) is looking for students who want to become writing mentors in the winter term. Students who want to become writing mentors need to be able to understand German passively, since the course for writing mentors is taught in German. However, it is fine if they speak English during the course.

You can find more information in the PDF file if you are interested in becoming a writing mentor.

Job offer from the WU (in German): Mitarbeiter/in Austauschprogramme

Teilzeit, 20 Stunden/Woche

Qualifizierte Personen mit Behinderung sind besonders eingeladen sich zu bewerben!

Ihr Aufgabenbereich

  • Beratung von Studierenden im Frontoffice zu den Mobilitätsprogrammen der WU inkl. Durchführung und Weiterentwicklung der Beratungsangebote für WU Studierende (Kleingruppenberatungen, Webinars); Erstellung und Durchführung von Präsentationen zu den Austauschangeboten der WU
  • Mitbetreuung der International Office Website sowie den inhaltlich zur Abteilung zugehörigen Seiten auf der WU Website; Qualitätssicherung der Inhalte und Weiterentwicklung unserer Webseiten
  • Redaktionelle Tätigkeit: Erstellung von Texten und Inhalten für die Website, Aussendungen und Broschüren. Koordination von externen Dienstleister/inne/n (Grafik, Druck und Versand)
  • Projektmanagement der jährlichen Auslandsstudienmesse Go Global. Koordination und zentrale Schnittstellenfunktion für alle zugeordneten Aktivitäten
  • Kontinuierliche Aktualisierung unseres Wissensmanagements
  • Aktive Mitarbeit an verschiedenen Projekten des International Office
  • Administrative Frontoffice-Tätigkeiten (Ansprechpartner/in für interne Abteilungen, Ausgabe von Dokumenten, Post etc.)

Ihr Profil

  • Matura
  • Laufendes Studium und/oder einschlägige Berufserfahrung von Vorteil
  • Hohe Stil- und Textsicherheit, hervorragendes sprachliches Ausdrucksvermögen in deutscher und englischer Sprache
  • Sicherer Umgang mit gängigen Office Programmen (Word, Excel, Power Point, usw.)
  • Serviceorientierte Beratung und kompetentes Auftreten, auch unter Belastungssituationen und Stress
  • Kenntnisse in Content Management Systemen (Typo3) von Vorteil
  • Teamorientiertes Denken und Handeln, Fähigkeit zum selbständigen Arbeiten, sehr gute Selbstorganisation, Freude am Umgang mit Menschen aus aller Welt
  • Strukturierte, genaue und verantwortungsbewusste Arbeitsweise
  • Kenntnisse des Universitätsumfelds, insbesondere im Bereich des Studierendenaustauschs von Vorteil

Das monatliche Mindestentgelt beträgt 1.173,25 Euro brutto, die Anrechnung von tätigkeitsbezogenen Vordienstzeiten ist möglich.

Haben Sie Interesse an dieser Tätigkeit mit persönlichen Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten in einem angenehmen Arbeitsklima? Dann bewerben Sie sich bitte bis spätestens 26.05.2021 (Kennzahl: 999).

You can apply and find more information here:

Tint Journal Submission Call

*/Tint Journal/ is looking for short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, as well as for poetry created in English as the writer’s second or non-native language.* The submitted texts should be previously unpublished and follow /Tint/’s submission guidelines which are on display here: (

To be considered for publication in /Tint Fall’21/, the text has to arrive in our inbox ( <>) before *May 31, 2021 *(midnight CEST). Any subject matter is welcome, no submission fee.

In addition to literary texts, /Tint Journal /is looking for *artworks* to accompany//the published stories and poems. Artists are asked to submit up to 3 photographs, drawings, and other visual creations at before *May 31, 2021* (midnight CEST) to be considered for publication in /Tint Fall’21/. For more information, please visit <>.


The department is offering two different types of coaching groups for(1) first semester STEOP students as well as (2) BA writing groups:

(1) BA and BEd Mentoring Groups

As you may have heard in the first session of your STEOP lectures a mentoring program for first semester students takes place starting in the second half of March.
What it’s about:- getting to know other people- getting ready for the STEOP- becoming familiar with the special situation of a digital/hybriduniversity due to Covid-19 restrictions- organizing your semester (timetable, courses …)- getting acquainted with tools of self- and stress-management- tips and tricks about life as a student

(2) BA writing
These groups are directed at students who are working on their BA thesis.
MA students will:- help you manage your writing project successfully: choosing a topic,planning, carrying out and finishing the thesis- familiarize you with tools to overcome impediments to the writingprocess (writer’s block, self doubt, lack of motivation etc.)- facilitate peer discussion and sharing their own experiences withwriting a BA thesis- assist students with education and career choices after finishing the BA.
Location: Online via Big Blue Button

Check for dates on Moodle
Enrolment into the Moodle course from now on: March 12 – March 19, 2021

Key for STEOP groups: [1].21s

Key for BA writing groups: coach.write.21s

Registration for coaching groups from”Choose your Coaching Group” Deregistration until 31 March 2021.
Please find additional information directly on Moodle.
We strongly encourage you to make use of the groups!

Links:——[1] http://coach.m


The Library is re-opening!

Under the current conditions the department library’s semester opening hours are Mon-Wed and Fri 10 am to 4 pm and Thur 10 am to 6 pm.

Please pre-book a seat ticket with their u:accounts via the library’s reservation system and bring the ticket with you. The ticket system serves the university library for Corona tracing, and personal data will be kept no longer than the required time.

Please continue to request any loans via u:search. They can be collected from the counter during our opening hours.

Please note that FFP2 masks must be worn in the library.

Also: As the semester has started again, the Virtual Library Info Café in Collaborate (Fridays 10-11) with the virtual mini coffee lectures at 10:10 am will resume in the English and American Studies Library Virtual Learning Space. Some dates and topics:

  • 5 March 2021, 10:10:
    Using the library efficiently to make the new semester a success & library workshops (B, A)
  • 12 March 2021, 10.10:
    u:search – a brief (re-)introduction (B,A)


Since winter semester 2020, the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning has been offering an interdisciplinary StEOP mentoring, which is available to all first-semester students who do not have their own professional StEOP mentoring within their fields of study.

As part of this offer, first-year students are supported in peer groups as they start their studies at the University of Vienna and are supported throughout taking their StEOP. Due to the current situation, the focus in the weekly digital meetings is on supporting the students:

• to find their way around the university under Covid-19 conditions,
• to network with other students despite physical distance,
• to master the StEOP well in the digital teaching mode and
for this
• to use all digital resources of the University of Vienna.

More information can be found here: