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Communications Programme Internship

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Unpaid internship but travel within London Zone 6 and lunch up to £5 per day reimbursed
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 17/04/2009
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Helen Saunders
Telephone 020 7324 3607
Email h.saunders@forumforthefuture.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future's role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future.
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Forum for the Future is looking for an organised and enthusiastic person to work as an intern in our small but busy communications department. Ideally, the candidate will have some experience in internal or external communications activities, journalism, publishing and/or PR and be able to demonstrate an interest in sustainable development issues.

The communications team at the Forum ensures the consistency and quality of all content that the organisation produces. This includes the editing and production of reports and the maintenance and development of our online presence.

It is also the responsibility of the communications team to raise the profile of the Forum and disseminate its work through the media and other networks such as the academic and environmental communities.

Communications are integral to the work of Forum for the Future and the successful candidate will benefit from exposure to a variety of the organisation’s projects and activities. Our audience is an international group of opinion formers and leaders in business and the public sector.

Duties will change from week to week but the successful applicant will assist the communications team by:

  • researching media opportunities for specific projects
  • selling in stories to the press
  • copy-editing and proofing reports
  • picture research
  • recording media activity
  • maintaining, developing and updating the website
  • maintaining, developing and updating the intranet
  • helping to maintain and develop comms admin systems and processes

The person we are looking for will have the following:

  • some experience of internal or external communications 
  • experience or demonstrated understanding of sustainable development
  • experience of computer packages such as Outlook, Excel etc
  • the capacity to field media calls effectively when required

Lunch expenses up to £5 a day can be claimed back and travel costs from within London will also be covered.

A commitment of three to four days a week for three months (late April to late July) is required.

For further questions, please contact:

Alex Johnson - a.johnson@forumforthefuture.org,
020 7324 3624

or Fiona King - f.king@forumforthefuture.org,
020 7324 3657

To apply, please visit our website: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/node/10159

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