Job type: Vollzeit

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Innsbruck or Vienna/Austria
Duration: 6 months (with possibility of prolongation), full-time (38,5 hours/week) or part-time (19,25hours/week)

About SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages, founded in 1949, is the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it.

Child neglect, abuse and abandonment is everywhere. Families are at risk of separation. Locally led, we work in more than 130 countries and territories to strengthen families who are under pressure so they can stay together. When this is not in a child or young person’s best interests, we provide quality care according to their unique needs.

Together with partners, donors, communities, children, young people and families, we enable children to grow up with the bonds they need to develop and become their strongest selves. We speak up for each child’s rights and advocate for change so all children can grow up in a supportive environment.

the internship

The aim of the internship is to offer a first-hand experience of what it is like to work at a global NGO like SOS Children’s Villages. The internships are planned to begin twice a year, in March and September. Through this internship, you will be able to support the team and/or a concrete project (e.g. attend and organise meetings, prepare presentations, draft proposals, etc.). The specifics of your internship will depend on the position you are applying for and which role you will be assigned to after the selection process.

Please see the specific areas we are recruiting:

  • Programme
    Development:Support the team with youth-related topics, child safeguarding, advocacy and other programme-related projects (e.g. alternative care programmes, family strengthening programmes, educational programmes, community programmes etc.)
  • Fund Development(Fundraising):Support cooperation with international corporate partners, individual and institutional donors, fundraising systems and quality management
  • Product Development and Digital Content:As part of the Fund Development Team, support competition of the digital communications project Modular Content incl. Enabling availability of content in our internal digital asset management system. Supports in creating content for donors and support communication with stakeholders in cooperation with the Project Manager. Contribute to further developing and coordinating global fundraising innovation activities.
  • Global Emergency Response:Support with Emergency Response related projects
  • Communications & Brand:Support with content development, research, writing and editing texts and improve the internal communications channels
  • Human Resources: Support with HR-related topics/projects (e.g. recruitment)
  • Finance/Accounting:Support with planning, budgeting and/or accounting, internal audit
  • Legal:Support with Legal topics/projects
  • ICT: Support with development and maintenance of IT systems, fundraising systems and databases
  • Event Management:Support with organising internal events

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s studies (ongoing or graduate) or equivalent in the field you are applying for
  • Sensitivity of multicultural environment and commitment to the organisations’ values
  • Open-minded approach to global issues
  • Self-motivated and good team player
  • Good organization skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English (German would be an asset)
  • You need a valid working permit (student work permit) for Austria
We offer

  • A diverse and international working environment with a social and thriving team culture
  • Insight into the functioning of an international NGO
  • Training possibilities
  • Flexible working times
  • Home-office possibility (75% of working time)
  • Overtime – does not get lost and can be taken as hours off
  • Possibility to work from abroad max 25% of your working time
  • 14 salaries/year
  • Choice between Innsbruck and Vienna office
  • SOS Children´s Villages International believes that interns undertake a valuable role in our organisation. We offer a fixed gross salary of €1.250 per month on a full-time basis

Please prepare in advance all supporting documents (CV, motivation letter and certificates).
When filling in your application, please select your top three areas of interest as listed above.

If your profile corresponds to our requirements, you will be contacted and invited to an interview and possibly asked to complete a written assignment.

to apply

If you are interested in internships with SOS Children’s Villages International, please apply by 5th of February 2023 directly through the link:

Please note that we may have further internship opportunities during 2023. We review the roster regularly and consider profiles for specific internship opportunities, therefore we may contact you throughout the year.

  • Successful candidates will have to submit a criminal record certificate, current within the last three years. In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, these positions will be subject to criminal record checks.

For more information about our work please visit: Our work - SOS Children’s Villages International (
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Deadline: 02-04-2024

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