Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation

The Foundation Pestalozzi Children’s Village is an internationally active organisation working in favour of children. Since its foundation in 1946, children and youth are at the centre of the organisation’s activities. The Pestalozzi Children's Village was created in response to orphans from World War II. Today, intercultural exchange projects enable Swiss school classes and children and adolescents from East European countries to meet and learn the basis for a peaceful cohabitation. In addition to the intercultural exchange projects, the Foundation is engaged in 12 countries worldwide focusing on education. Its goal is the universal access to a good and qualitative education.

Working for Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation

Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation has 110 employees in Switzerland and abroad.

Sought profiles

Regularly sought profiles are teachers, qualified staff in development cooperation, communication and fundraising.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

The Children’s Village offers various internships for a minimum of six months.

  • The Department Programmes in Switzerland offer internships in intercultural exchange, school projects and radio projects intended for candidates who wish to start studies in sociocultural animation or socio-instructor.
  • The internship in the Department of International Programmes is an ideal introduction to the work of the NGO, enabling you to gain first-hand experience in the area of development cooperation.
  • The Department of Marketing & Communications offers trainees a glimpse into a variety of activities in the fields of communication.

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Trogen (AR), Switzerland

Fields of activity
Development cooperation, education, children’s rights, intercultural exchange

Countries of operation
12 countries worldwide and Switzerland

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