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Internship: Masters Course Team

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
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 28/09/2015
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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At Forum we aim to create change by transforming organisations and the systems they work in. We run a unique Masters Course in Leadership for Sustainable Development.

Internship Summary
We're looking for an organised and enthusiastic intern for our small but busy Masters team. You should be able to demonstrate good communication and digital skills and have an interest in sustainable development.

The role involves looking after our learning resources, some administrative work and carrying out research to assist with course development.  

Tasks may include:

  • Managing the Scholar library and learning resources
  • Managing and creating photo images for the image library
  • Recommending improvements to the masters website
  • Compiling and summarising student feedback on seminars
  • Updating database records
  • Assisting with social media platforms

Benefits of an internship at Forum for the Future
You will build up knowledge and experience in sustainable development through the planned work as well as have opportunities to attend some expert led seminars and weekly learning slots run by Forum. You would have access to Forum for the Future resources and expertise. The role will help develop web/social media, administrative and research skills.

Person Specification
The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • Excellent communication skills in written English
  • An interest in sustainable development and Forum’s work
  • Good ICT skills and experience of packages such as Microsoft Office
  • Interest / knowledge of social media
  • A confident approach
  • Well organised, able to prioritise work, meet deadlines and have good attention to detail
  • Discreet and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work in a team environment and respond to instructions
  • Desirable:  Confident photographer

The time commitment is between two and three days a week for three months.  Lunch expenses up to £5 a day and travel costs from within London (zones 1-6) will be reimbursed.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification and why you want to work in sustainability, 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 two pages in length, covering letters one.

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, Monday 28 September 2015

Interviews: Friday 9 October 2015
Internship start: Week commencing 2 November 2015

Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us by close of business on Friday 9 October 2015, we will not be taking your application further.

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