Short-Term and Summer Jobs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
The Key Employers
Diverbo’s “Englischhausen” — Discover Germany in an English Conversation Holiday
This program has been described as an inspiring cultural adventure, an enriching personal journey, and a unique, human experience. Each week 15-20 Native English speakers are sponsored to stay in beautiful hotel resorts in different regions of Germany so they can converse with German professionals who want to improve their English. Accommodation, food and drinks are provided in exchange for your conversation. It's a unique and enjoyable experience and the best way to learn about Germany if you don't speak the local lingo.
Dates: 6-day programs Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Cost: Free / Low-cost.
Contact: Diverbo — more than Englischhausen (Anglo volunteer department), Calle Orense 4, 7th floor, 28020 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: (+34) 913 913 400. Fax: (+34) 913 910 112.
Agroimpuls, c/o Farmers’ Union, Laurstrasse 10, 5201 Brugg, Switzerland; 011-41-56-462-51-44; www.agroimpuls.ch. Swiss Farmers’ Union runs a program for trainees in agriculture horticulture and rural home economics. Must be professionally trained or have two to three years’ experience. No German or French necessary.
The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). Summer Language Programs, 6926 Montagnola-Lugano, Switzerland; 011-41-91-960-5151; email@example.com; summer.tasis.com. Work as English teachers and children’s counselors at summer program. Hiring takes place between January and March.
Bergwald Projekt Mountain Forest Project/MFP, Hauptstrasse 24, 7014 Trin, Switzerland; 011-41-81-630-4145, www.bergwaldprojekt.ch. One-week education and conservation projects in alpine forests of Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. Hut accommodation, food, and insurance are provided; annual membership fee of 60 Swiss francs ($50). Must already be in Europe to participate. MFP provides accommodation, food, and accident insurance during work.
English for Kids, Postgasse 11/19, 1010 Vienna, Austria; 011-43-1-667-45-79; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.e4kids.co.at. EFL teachers and camp counselors for English immersion summer camps in Lachstatt near Linz, and Vienna. Deadline for non-EU applicants is end of March.
German American Institute Tübingen, Karlstrasse 3, 72072 Tübingen; 011-41-7071-795-260 or 011-41-7071-795-2614; email@example.com, www.dai-tuebingen.de. Freelance teaching positions available for Americans with BA/MA degree. Local interviews required.
Gruppo Volontari della Svizzera Italiana (GVSI), C.P. 12, 6517 Arbedo, Switzerland; 011-41-79-354 0161; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gvsi.org/en. Conservation workcamps in July to help mountain communities in Ticino region of Switzerland. Participants pay a fee to cover expenses.
Haut-Lac International Centre, 1669 Les Sciernes, Switzerland; 011-41-26-928-4200; email@example.com, www.haut-lac.com. Teachers, sports monitors, and domestic staff needed for summer and winter language/sports programs.
InWEnt gGmbH, (Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH/ Capacity Building International), Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany; 011-49-228-4460-0; www.inwent.org. Career training and paid internship programs for students and recent graduates with relevant work experience. Company placements pay €400-800 a month toward expenses. Partner of CDS (www.cdsintl.org).
Offene Häuser (Open Houses), Goetheplatz 9B, D-99423 Weimar, Germany; 011-49-36-43-50-23-90; firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers restore historic buildings year-round; contribution of €25-40 per week. Also art and drama project lasts 3 weeks.
Pro Filia, Beckenhofstrasse 16, 8035 Zurich; tel./fax. 011-41-1-361-5331; www.profilia.ch. Places live-in babysitters with Swiss families for 1 year minimum. Branch offices throughout Switzerland: St. Gallen office makes placements in German-speaking families and Lausanne office in French-speaking households.
Pro International e.V, Bahnhofstrsse 26 A, 35037 Marburg, Germany; 011-49-6421-65277; email@example.com, www.pro-international.de. International workcamps lasting two to three weeks from Mar. to Nov. Applications should be through VFP in the US: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TASIS Summer Language Programs, summer.tasis.com. Work as English teachers and children’s counselors at summer programs in Switzerland and England.
Verein Internationale Jugendarbeit, www.au-pair-vij.org. Young male and female foreigners aged 18-24 can be placed as au pairs around Germany for 3-12 months. Au pairs should have knowledge of German.
Vereinigung Junger Freiwilliger (VJF), Hans-Otto-Str. 7, 10407 Berlin, Germany; 011-49-30-428 506 03; email@example.com, www.vjf.de. Workcamps held in former East Germany. Registration fee 60 Euros.
Village Camps S.A., 14 rue de la Morache, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland; 011-41-22-990-9405; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.villagecamps.com/personnel. Recruits monitors and counselors to work for the summer or winter season at children's sports camps in several Swiss resorts and Zell-am-See, Austria.
WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) Germany , Postfach 210 259, 01263, Dresden, Germany; email@example.com, www.wwoof.de. Volunteer openings on organic farms. Membership fee of 18 Euros plus two IRCs gives access to 290 farms in Germany.
Young Austria Summer Camps, Ferienhöfe GmbH, Alpenstrasse 108a, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria; 011-43-662-62-57 58-0; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.camps.at. Needs monitors and EFL teachers for summer language and sports camps near Salzburg. Application deadline mid-March.
Zentralstelle für Arbeitsvermittlung (ZAV), 212.12 Internationale Nachwuchsförderung Studentenvermittlung, Postfach, 53107 Bonn, Germany 011-49-228-713-1330, fax. 011-49-228-270-1030; Bonn-ZAV.email@example.com; www.arbeitsagentur.de. Federal employment bureau handles student applications from abroad. Applicants must speak German. Majority of jobs in hotels and restaurants, industry, and agriculture. Application deadline is end of February.