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Futures Intern

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Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City London, EC1V 3QN
Salary Additional Information Unpaid internship
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 04/04/2011
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Helen Saunders
Telephone 020 7324 3607
Email recruitment@forumforthefuture.org.uk
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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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

Are you interested in a Futures internship with Forum for the Future?

The world faces greater uncertainty as the climate changes, supplies of natural resources diminish, and global population and consumption rise.   We can’t predict the future, but we can think more about the sort of future we want, and how it could be achieved. In fact, it is vital that we do just that.

That’s why futures thinking underpins Forum for the Future’s approach to promoting sustainable development.

On the futures team we build future scenarios, explore new trends, create visions of a sustainable future and develop future-proofing tools.  Our partnership-based approach to creating change helps us to apply futures thinking practically in organisations and ensure that it is not just an academic exercise.

Forum for the Future is now recruiting a Futures Intern to be based in London.  Forum works in partnership with leading organisations in business and the public sector, focusing on key sectors including food, energy and finance.   During your internship you will work closely with the team to support their information needs and conduct research for various projects.

1. Job Summary
 
Research tasks are likely to examine sustainability issues and future trends in a wide range of focus work areas including:

  • food
  • energy
  • finance
  • sustainable business
  • ICT

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Administrative support, such as helping to organise futures workshops and public events 
  • Assistance with managing a database of future trends 
  • General support on an ad hoc basis may also be required


2.   Benefits of an Internship

  • Research skills development
  • Build up knowledge and experience of sustainable development and futures techniques
  • Access to Forum for the Future resources and expertise


3. Person Specification

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, sustainable development and the mission of Forum for the Future 
  • An understanding of and interest in Futures techniques
  • Excellent, demonstrable research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organised, able to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Able to follow instructions and be self-motivating
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Good ICT skills, with a confident approach

Please note working hours can be negotiated.  This internship is unpaid but lunch up to £5 a day and travel within London Zone 6 will be reimbursed.

For further information on how to apply, please visit http://www.forumforthefuture.org/Futures+Intern

Closing date: 12.00 pm Monday 4th April 2011
Interviews: Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th April 2011
Start date: Early May 2011

We will aim to notify shortlisted candidates by close of business on 7th April if they have been shortlisted for an interview.  If you have not been notified by this time we will not be taking your application further. 

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