HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a Swiss development organisation. Its goal is a fairer world in which every person can live in security and dignity, use natural resource in a sustainable way and care about the environment.

Working for HELVETAS

HELVETAS has about 1’400 employees: 150 work at the headquarters and 1250 work in the field.

Sought profiles

  • In the field: project or programme managers and advisors in the thematic areas of the countries.
  • At the headquarters: programme coordinator, thematic advisors, functional support (HR, finance, customer service, communication and fundraising)

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation offers internships for students who are required by their university to complete an internship within the framework of their studies and want to gain an insight into the area of development cooperation. These internships are of 6 to 12 months in an area of relevance to the degree. The internship positions are advertised on Helvetas' website.

Furthermore, HELVETAS offers every year two to three junior field positions of 12-24 months for professionals between 25 and 35 years old with at least 1 to 3 years of experience in international cooperation (internships included).

Portraits of employees

Jens Engeli, Programme Coordinator


Zurich, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Development cooperation, water and infrastructure, rural economy, environment and climate change, skills development and education, governance and peace, human rights

Countries of operation
More than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, South and Central America and Eastern Europe

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