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We're looking for an organised, enthusiastic and creative intern for our small but busy communications team. Ideally, you will have some experience in communications and be able to demonstrate an interest in sustainable development.
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, the 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 reports, animations and our web pages. And we disseminates Forum’s work through the mainstream media, through social media and through 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.
Duties will change from week to week but the successful applicant could be:
•Using our media monitoring service to record and share media coverage
•researching pictures for on- and offline publications
•updating the website, compiling web statistics
•researching best ways to communicate our projects through social media and evaluating our social media work
•helping to maintain and develop comms admin systems and processes
•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:
•some experience in the media or in a communications role
•some experience of digital and social media
•a genuine interest in sustainable development and the Forum's work
•experience of computer packages such as Outlook, Excel etc
•the ability to field media calls effectively when required
We welcome applications from people with additional experience in relevant areas:
•online content management and web development
•journalism and editing
•marketing, PR and events management
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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, Friday 19th October.
Interviews: Thursday 25th October.
Internship start date: Approx. 1st November.
Due to the number of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us by close of business on Tuesday 23rd October, we will not be taking your application further.