Jacobs Foundation

The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of children so that they are given the education and learning opportunities they need to thrive.

The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of young people. Children and youth need equitable access to high quality education and developmental opportunities so that they become socially responsible and productive members of society. Whatever their background, wherever their home, all young people should have the chance to reach their full potential.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Quality Education

How we work

Our work is structured around three interwoven portfolios: Learning Minds, Learning Schools, and Learning Societies. We support brilliant minds, purposefully bringing them together in cross-sector collaborations to drive new ideas about child development and human learning. We support schools, producing valuable insights and sharing best practices they need to excel. We promote evidence-informed decision-making in public policy and corporate practices to generate system change.

... and why

Every child has an enormous capacity to learn and must be given an equal opportunity to thrive. This philosophy and ambition form the bedrock of the Jacobs Foundation’s work.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Aus- und Weiterbildung
Soziale Entwicklung

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation

Privatwirtschaftliches Unternehmen / Stiftung

Field(s) of activity



Zurich, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Osteuropa und Zentralasien
Lateinamerika und Karibik
Nahost und Nordafrika
Südostasien und Pazifik
West- und Mitteleuropa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Zwischen 20 und 50

Outside Switzerland:
Zwischen 20 und 50

Learn more

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