young@mission

    We are Mission 21's network for young adults. We are dedicated to cultural exchange among young adults from all over the world, and we strive to bring about a fairer world. Are you keen to gain experience with people from different cultural backgrounds, and to take action so that people can live together in fairness? Welcome to young@mission!

    Youth Ambassador Program

    As a youth ambassador, you'll meet other young people from all over the world, and you'll welcome them here in Switzerland. The Youth Ambassadors programme brings young adults together from four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America).

    In the first year of the two-year programme, European youth ambassadors travel to a Mission 21 project country in Africa, Asia or Latin America. In the following year, the youth ambassadors will host young people from that country. The participants will also be involved in the parliamentary structures of Mission 21 and experience the international community that unites Mission 21.

    The next round of the youth ambassador program will take place from November 2019 to November 2021.
    The ► Factsheet youth ambassador program 2019-2021 (German) lists all important program items. In 2019 you will prepare for your role as a youth ambassador and your trip to a partner organisation in 2020. Finally, in 2021, finally the return visits of international youth ambassadors to Switzerland takes place.

    Are you interested or do you have questions? Then get in touch with us: ► Email

    Short assignments - Up and away

    Take three months out to plunge into a project run by one of Mission 21's partner institutions, and gain enriching insights into social, cultural and religious facets of your host country.

    Do you want to break away from your usual surroundings in Switzerland and experience a new way of living at first hand? On a short assignment, you'll discover what a foreign country is really like – away from the tourist hotspots. Are you open to new challenges (which could also be in a church context), are you between 18 and 22 years old, and do you speak adequate English? If so, please contact us. We arrange joint preparatory and debriefing weekends to discuss your assignment.

    ► Short assignments available now

    PEP! – Continue your education abroad

    Why not take part in PEP! – our Professionals Exposure Program? During an assignment to a project run by one of our partner institutions, you will deepen your specialist knowledge and develop your intercultural social skills.

    Have you already completed your vocational training, or graduated from your studies, and would you like to continue your education abroad? For six to twelve months, you can have the chance to get to know and participate in work for a project run by one of Mission 21's partner institutions in Africa, Asia or Latin America. We understand 'continuing education' as meaning that you are assigned your own task area, for which you will be responsible. 

    There are no vacant positions at present.

    Anina Koch

    Tanzania

    I experienced an intense year in Tanzania, with several highs and lows. It enriched and strengthened me. And there were so many lovely moments that I shall enjoy remembering.

    Immo Finze

    Hong Kong

    I think that PEP! is a fantastic programme. I was able to broaden my horizons, and I learned many new things; I struck up new contacts and I got to know some wonderful people.

    Madleina Walti

    Hong Kong

    I'm incredibly grateful that Mission 21 offers these PEP! programmes. In my opinion, this really is a unique chance for us youngsters to start out in the world of work.

    Reto Schefer

    Hong Kong

    Handing in my application for the PEP! programme was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life so far.

    Lisa Vettiger

    Tanzania

    It's fantastic that Mission 21 runs the PEP! programme, making it possible for young people to get to know a foreign culture and way of living for a year.

    Our team

    We are Kevin, Barbara and Veronika, and we work part-time for young@mission21.

    Contact

    Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 22 39
    ► Email