Internship at the British Council in Bern
Where? British Council office, Sennweg 2, Bern
When? From July 2010 for 6 months with possibility for extension
Hours? 40 hours per week
Salary? CHF 1200 per month
We are looking for someone with good English skills, IT skills, flexibility and interest in
working in a multinational team. In return, you will build up valuable work experience in a
mainly English speaking environment.
You have a background from KV, école de commerce, Gymnasium or similar
Good spoken and written communication skills in English
Good IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
Flexibility and team working skills
A good understanding of what makes good customer service
The trainee will be part of the Global Changemakers team. His/her responsibilities will
include: data entry; general office work including: formulating lists and documents, responding
to enquiries – mostly e-mail and through our webpage, updating and managing contact lists,
helping with a range of marketing-related activities, managing applications for our youth work,
IT assistance, travel booking and attending team meetings.
We offer an interesting and challenging traineeship in a dynamic, multinational yet small team
but equally expect you to be dedicated and highly motivated.
The mission of the Global Changemakers programme is to empower youth worldwide
to work together to catalyze positive social change.
Who are the Global Changemakers?
The Changemakers are a select group of youth – ages 16 to 25 – from diverse
backgrounds who have demonstrated a significant track record of achievement in
their local communities through social entrepreneurship, community activism, and
volunteer work. They are part of a global network where they share knowledge, ideas
and best practices, and where they work individually and together on projects that
directly impact the lives of those in their local communities. Each year a select group
of Changemakers is chosen to participate in high level political and economic events
- to act as advocates and raise decision-makers’ awareness of key issues on the
global agenda. Currently, there are over 600 Changemakers from 99 countries with
another 50,000 young people involved in their activities each year.
To be considered for the trainee position, please send your CV, cover letter (no photos
please), and a short statement on why you want to join our team and what you hope to
accomplish during your traineeship to:
Sennweg 2, P.O.Box 532, CH-3000 Berne 9
Telephone: +41 (0) 31 560 3795
Attn: Global Changemakers Trainee Search
We look forward to meeting you!
Head of Community Projects
British Council Switzerland
Sennweg 2, PO Box 532, 3000 Bern 9