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YouthCan! Intern (f/m/d)

Vienna (Austria) | Innsbruck

  • Organization: SOS Children’s Villages International
  • Location: Vienna (Austria) | Innsbruck
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-26

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Location:  Vienna or Innsbruck (Austria) 

Duration: 6 months 

Working time: 38,5h/ week (full time)  


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 help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for children’s rights. We work in 136 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. 



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. 


Tasks and 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 the participation of a diverse range of young people, to ensure they have the capacity to contribute to programme design in a meaningful way (communication, preparation of youth-friendly materials) 
  • Support participation of the Youth Advisory Board members for different events, in their quality of public speakers (briefing, technical support) 
  • Maintain communication with the Youth Advisory Board members throughout the year (WhatsApp, other discussion forums) 

 General Tasks:  

  • Create or update tools, materials and resources, such as presentations, tracking tools, case studies and infographics  
  • Organise and support knowledge sharing on a variety of topics  
  • Support the development of an e-learning course on mentoring and the training of SOS staff and corporate volunteers  
  • Support Global Project Manager, YouthLinks coordinator and M&E Advisor according to need 
  • Support organization of workshops, meetings, calls, from logistics to note taking and follow up 



  • Finished bachelor studies in non-profit management, business administration, 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 years old) 
  • Pro-active and independent style of working 
  • A valid Austrian working permit or eligibility to work within the EU 


We offer 

  • A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading INGO multicultural working environment 
  • 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 


If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed application in English by 25 October at the latest. 


SOS Children’s Villages International, 

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