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Intern, Swiss Academy for Development

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Intern, Swiss Academy for Development

The Swiss Academy for Development seeks an intern to support their international development projects. Deadline 20 March 2020.

The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) is a centre of excellence for sport and development that uses sport and play to empower disadvantaged children and young people in Switzerland and internationally to become healthy, educated and employed citizens. Children and young people acquire basic skills through sport & play, which help them to deal with the challenges of daily life and to actively shape their lives. SAD implements all of its projects in partnership with local organisations. SAD focusses on solid monitoring and evaluation and uses evidence-based approaches to development.

Internship position

Workplace: Biel/Bienne  

Workload: 100% 

Starting date: 1 April 2020 (or as agreed) 

Time period: Six months 


Supporting two projects, one in Colombia (education, vocational training, entrepreneurship), one in Uganda (psychosocial health, livelihoods): 

  • Support the development of interactive curricula on how to teach environmental education using sport and play 
  • Support with developing workshop materials for trainings in the field 
  • General tasks related to project management, monitoring & evaluation and fundraising 


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social sciences or related fields 
  • Excellent written and spoken English; understanding Spanish is an asset 
  • Good knowledge and experience in project management, curriculum development and sport and play is an advantage but not essential 

We offer 

  • Relevant professional experience 
  • A pleasant working environment in a highly motivated, small team 
  • Adequate compensation 

How to apply 

Please submit your application (CV and cover letter) before 20 March 2020 to Ms. Malika Kons, Senior Project Manager / Team lead Projects & Mandates ( and Marc Probst, Executive Director (

Please note 

Candidates must have the right to live and work in Switzerland for the full duration of the internship period (i.e. holding a Swiss residence permit or a passport from an EU member state).

Visit the Swiss Academy for Development website for more information.



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