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YouthCan! Intern (f/m)

Innsbruck (Austria) | Vienna

  • Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
  • Location: Innsbruck (Austria) | Vienna
  • Grade: Internship
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  • Closing Date: 2021-01-24

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YouthCan! Intern (f/m)

Location: Innsbruck/Austria

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation, we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 136 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. To support us with this important responsibility we are now looking in the YouthCan! team for a committed intern who would be able to work with us for a minimum of 6 months, with a possibility of further extension for an additional 6 months.

What is YouthCan!?

YouthCan! is a global initiative that supports young people, who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing it, on their journey to decent work and independent life. By mobilising employees, activating their networks and providing expertise, corporates are making a measurable impact in the lives of young people around the globe whilst efficiently working to reduce youth employment. Through YouthCan! corporates are able to reinforce their Corporate Social Responsibility and become direct actors, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. By using our online platform, YouthLinks, we aim to break down geographical barriers and adapt to a Social Distancing Environment to ensure access to training, mentoring and peer networks to young people no matter their location or circumstances.

YouthCan! Intern (f/m)
Project assistant for a Youth Project
38,5 hours/week – limited contract for 6 months

Location: International Office Innsbruck/Austria

Main Responsibilities

Supporting young people on their journey towards independence is a key priority of the organisation. As member of the Youth & ICT4D team your responsibilities will include working on different topics/projects:

Youth Advisory Board - a global participatory panel of young people taking part in the YouthCan! Programme who give their views, work with young people in their own country and help shape the programme. Working with the YouthCan! Project Coordinator, you will:

  • Support with the onboarding of a diverse range of young people and their adult youth workers, to ensure they have the capacity to participate in a meaningful way (logistics, preparation of youth-friendly materials);
  • Support participation of the Youth Advisory Board members at the Global YouthCan! Virtual Conference (technical support, collaboration with trainers);
  • Maintain communication with the Youth Advisory Board members throughout the year (newsletter, other discussion forums).

Global YouthCan! Virtual Conference: In order to ensure knowledge sharing, networking and setting a global direction of the programme, YouthCan! hosts a global conference at least once every two years. Due to the global pandemic, the conference will be virtual in 2021. You will support our coordinator in:

  • Sending out invites and tracking RSVPs;
  • Setting up the virtual platform for the conference;
  • Preparing conference materials: presentations, guides for attendees, final report, etc.;
  • Managing any technical issues before and during the conference;
  • Monitoring survey answers and follow-up with attendees after the conference.

Other Tasks: As the Project Assistant, you will also be assisting others on the team including the Global Project Manager, the YouthLinks coordinator and the M&E advisor with multiple tasks and work packages, with increasing levels of responsibility as you prove your competence and enthusiasm. This could include:

  • Supporting the development of an e-learning course on mentoring and the training of SOS staff and corporate volunteers;
  • Organising, supporting or running knowledge sharing workshops on topics such as effective mentorship, safeguarding, entrepreneurship, and Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Working with the Global Project Manager to re-organise the team workspace and helping with revamping how the project processes are managed;
  • Taking notes and doing follow-up from team meetings.
The Profile
  • Finished BA studies in non-profit management, business/event management, education or related areas;
  • Good communication skills in English. Knowledge of Spanish or French is an asset;
  • Experience in online community management and administration of web pages;
  • Good organizational skills (following deadlines, team work, etc.);
  • Excellent command of MS Office, capable of creating visually attractive slides;
  • Experience working with Young People (15-25);
  • Pro-active and independent style of working.
We Offer
  • International working environment with a social and thriving team culture;
  • Insight into the functioning of an international working NGO;
  • SOS Children´s Villages International believes that interns undertake a valuable role in our organisation, we offer a fixed gross salary of € 1.150 - per month on a full-time basis, which would increase if extended beyond 6 months.

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application (CV & Cover Letter) in English by 23 January 2021 at the latest to

SOS-Children’s Villages International,

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