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Title

Design Intern

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Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Voluntary
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 11/11/2014
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Sophie Kennedy
Telephone 020 7324 3630
Email recruitment@forumforthefuture.org
Website Further Details / Applications
Forum for the Future logo
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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Description

Forum for the Future is looking for a brilliantly creative designer to join our small, but busy communications team. You’ll be helping us re-imagine our visual communications approach, bringing the iconography of sustainability into the 21st century.

At Forum we aim to create change by transforming organisations and the sectors they work in. We partner with a global audience of professionals working in business, public sector bodies and civil society. We want to capture their attention, shape their thinking, change their behaviour and encourage them to use our work and share it with others.

Communications is integral to this work. The team ensures the consistency and quality of all our content. We create engaging materials to communicate our projects, including case studies, animations and creating web pages. And we disseminate Forum’s work through the mainstream media, our social media channels and a variety of networks.

As an intern, you would benefit from exposure to a range of communications methods and processes across a variety of our projects and activities. You will assist the team with current projects and manage one or two longer-term assignments too.

This is a new role, and duties will change from week to week but the successful applicant could be:

  • researching pictures for on- and offline publications
  • developing digital assets to illustrate Forum’s work, like designing posters and infographics
  • designing visual case studies for the work that we do
  • helping develop our visual identity and picture sourcing process
  • working with the CEO on creating visually stimulating communications for a wide range of audiences
  • helping design our Forum-branded document templates (such as Powerpoint presentations and Word documents)
  • researching and identifying best practice in social media campaigns across the sectors we work in
  • assisting with our digital outreach programme
  • proofing publications, web pages and other copy
  • assisting with the production of audio-visual content
  • contributing to our work with creative ideas and fresh thinking

The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • High proficiency in design software, such as InDesign (or similar), Photoshop and PowerPoint
  • strong design skills, with a portfolio of work to share digitally
  • experience of digital communications; especially social media
  • a genuine interest in sustainable development and the Forum’s work
  • experience of computer packages such as FinalCut
  • some experience in the media or in a communications role

We welcome applications from people with additional experience in relevant areas:

  • online content management and web development
  • publishing
  • HTML/CSS
  • journalism and editing
  • marketing, PR and events management
  • design
  • video production/editing 

The length of this internship is three months. Full or part-time applications will be considered, although a minimum commitment of three days a week is desirable. Lunch expenses up to £5 a day and travel costs from within London (zones 1-6) can be claimed back.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio with a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification and why you want to work in sustainability communications, together with an equal opportunities form to Helen Saunders, HR Manager, Forum for the Future, London EC1V 3QN or by email to recruitment@forumforthefuture.org CVs should be two pages in length, covering letters one. Your portfolio can be a website, or downloadable from a website like wetransfer.com

The equal opportunities form will be detached from your application and will not form part of the shortlisting or selection process.

Closing date for applications: 9am, 10 November
Interviews: 12-13 November
Internship start date: Preferably 17 November

Due to the number of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us by close of business on 12 November, we will not be taking your application further.

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