Die SAD bewirtschaftet die Internationale Plattform für Sport und Entwicklung – sportanddev.org. Das sportanddev.org-Team sucht eine Praktikantin oder einen Praktikanten englischer Muttersprache zur Unterstützung bei der Betreuung der Webseite und anderer Kommunikationskanäle.

The advertised position is a six month-internship based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The dates are 1 April–30 September 2018.

Candidates are expected to have an active interest and knowledge in web-based communications. Familiarity with www.sportanddev.org and the sport and development sector is an advantage.

This is a paid internship (1,500 Swiss francs gross per month).


Job description

You will be responsible for updating sportanddev.org’s news and views section by producing and editing articles, events and job opportunities to the online agenda. You will be responsible for assisting the Operating Team with animating and moderating the community areas of sportanddev.org and responding to queries and feedback. You will also maintain sportanddev.org’s social network presence (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr).

You will be expected to take part in team meetings and to assist with various other activities within the organisation.


Person specification


  • Native English speaker
  • A good eye for the English language with outstanding editing and proof reading skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Keen, demonstrable interest in online communications
  • Educated to degree level with an academic background in journalism, communications, international development cooperation, political science, sociology, anthropology, sport management, sport science or any other related fields
  • Related work experience



  • Volunteering or work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Communications experience
  • Familiarity with sport and development
  • Knowledge of other languages (especially French, Spanish and/or German)
  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in Switzerland for the full duration of the internship period, prior to applying for this position (i.e. hold a Swiss residence permit or a passport from an EU member state).


How to apply

Your application must include

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter explaining how you can contribute to sportanddev.org, based on your knowledge, interests, skills and experience
  • A 200-500 word writing sample in English of which you are the sole author
  • All documents must be submitted in either Word or PDF formats. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please submit your application to Paul Hunt, project manager of sportanddev.org. Email: hunt

The deadline for applications is 25 February 2018.