Help in non-profit independent, child-centered school in Purbach, Austria



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    Independent, Child-Centered School Offers Residential Internship

    This is a sociocratically run preschool to 9th grade independent school in Purbach at the windsurfing and kitesurfing-paradise lake ‚Neusiedlersee‘ in the eastern part of Austria. It offers a comprehensive, yearlong residential internship for an english native or spanish native that includes valuable learning experiences both in and outside of school.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We re-invent school accounting to the latest findings in neuro-science. You will learn how to plan and execute an alternative learning experience for a small group of teenagers (9 pupils 12-16 years old). You will assist the main teacher and will have the opportunity to co-create lessons with her. You can learn about the natural preserve around lake Neusiedl from our park rangers and assist with art projects of our art-therapists. We are situated in a small village south of Vienna - there are tons of cultural treasures to explore at your doorstep and we are happy to show you around :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for positive-minded helpers who love to work with teenagers. Our program offers the opportunity to intern at a newly opened, small free school in the heart of Europe (40 children; class where intern would help has currently just 9 pupils), with ongoing support and guidance from members of the teaching staff and founders of the school, to gain firsthand experience in a uniquely child-centered learning environment.

    We have a strong focus on free play in nature (our school is situated near an area of UN protected nature reserve) as well as creativity and art and live a relationship oriented educational approach.
    We are looking for an english native to help during class and accompany our kids during free play in the nearby forest, together with our teachers.

    Working hours maximum 4-5 hours per day, Monday to Thursday plus 5 hours household help.

    Accomodation will be provided by a member of our staff. We expect you to help with daily meal preparations there, weekends can be spent independently from the host family at the facilities of the school.

    Our residential internship program is typically a full school year commitment, but we are open to 3 or 6 month internships as well. The school year for us generally runs from the first week in September 2021 to the last week in June 2022.

    We offer various workshops for parents & teachers at the school, from 'non-violent-communication by Marshall Rosenberg to brain-friendly-learning techniques and other communication seminars, which can all be attended free of charge by you :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    In our school we teach english and spanish so it would be great if you speak one of these language.

  • Accommodation


    Room in a private home near school.

    At school, we offer warm lunch 4 days a week and workawayers are welcome to participate in these lunch times. In addition, they can join meal times at the host family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Train to Vienna 2 walking minutes from the school (departs every 60 minutes; 50 minutes traveling time to the city centre of Vienna). Walking distance to the shore of Lake Neusiedl.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We will find a solution for a campervan

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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