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Food Team Intern

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information Voluntary - with lunch expenses up to £5 a day and travel within London Zone 1-6 reimbursed
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 10/02/2016
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Sophie Kennedy
Telephone 020 7324 3630
Email recruitment@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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Are you passionate about building a better, more sustainable food system? Want to know more about how to make sense of the future and the bigger picture, and turn that into action today?  Are you keen to contribute to a major initiative around the future of protein? We’re looking for an intern to support Forum for the Futures, Protein Challenge 2040 project, which is a multi-stakeholder partnership which Forum is facilitating. The initiative is beginning an exciting new phase in developing innovation workstreams to create solutions for sustainable protein. For more information on this project and what we are trying to achieve please visit the project website.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who is seeking an exciting challenge and who wants to be part of a small team with big ambitions. We need someone who has experience of research, stakeholder engagement and writing, who can support the project team with a variety of project management tasks.

The role will be based at our UK office in London for three months.

1.       Role Summary

This is an exciting and unusual opportunity to learn about food sustainability more broadly and protein specifically. You will be undertaking research, supporting workshops, project communications and stakeholder mapping. You will be part of Forum’s Food team and will contribute towards our thinking and strategic priorities more broadly. There is an opportunity to engage with a broad group of stakeholders, both within Forum and externally.

2.       Responsibilities

•         Providing support to The Protein Challenge 2040 team, in the form of desk-based research, project communications and stakeholder mapping and other activities, for example, research into trends, innovations and new business models relating to the innovation workstreams.

•         Other reasonable support tasks as and when required

3.       Benefits of the Internship

 The intern will gain and/or further develop:

•         Research and communication skills in a professional setting

•         Knowledge and experience of sustainable development and how to create change in the food system, in particular through our work via collaborative partnerships

•         Wider knowledge and experience relating to Forum for the Future’s mission, through access to our resources, expertise, experience and learning opportunities

4.       Person Specification

•         An understanding of and interest in sustainable development, particularly around food. An interest in the role protein will play to meet future global needs, from both a sustainability and nutritional perspective

•         An understanding of, and/or a healthy interest in, systems thinking

•         Excellent, demonstrable research and communication skills

•         Excellent ICT skills, including high-level proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

•         Ability to organise and prioritise work and meet deadlines

•         Ability to follow instructions, work independently and be self-motivating

•         A commitment to the values and mission of Forum for the Future

5.       Internship details

This internship is part time for three months. The internship is unpaid, with lunch expenses up to £5 a day and travel within London Zone 1-6 reimbursed.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, together with an equal opportunities form to Sophie Kennedy, HR Assistant, Forum for the Future, London EC1V 3QN or by email to recruitment@forumforthefuture.org. CVs should be no more than two sides in length. Covering letters should be no more than one side, and should explain clearly, with examples, how you meet the person specification and how you would benefit from the role.

Deadline for applications: 9.00am Wednesday 10 February

Interviews: Monday 15 February

Internship start date: ASAP

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to notify candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. Please note that if you do not hear back from us by close of business on Monday 15 February we will not be taking your application further.

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