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RACE FOR THE BALTIC

Race For The Baltic works to restore the Baltic Sea environment, so as to ensure the long-term economic viability of the region.

One of Race For The Baltic’s flagship programmes is the Baltic Sea City Accelerator. This programme works to establish engagement and leadership from Baltic Sea region municipalities through cross-sector collaboration. Building on this, Race For The Baltic co-develops and participates in projects and initiatives to accelerate implementation of actions for a clean Baltic Sea.

Internship Description

PROJECT/OUTREACH SUPPORT  

Support linked to our efforts to inspire municipalities in their work with water management issues and solutions linked to eutrophication.  Focusing on a business perspective in relation to understanding the cost-benefit reasoning/analysis when linked to addressing challenges facing the Baltic Sea.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Take a supporting role in the day-to-day management of our communications, specifically around events promotion in relation to our Baltic Sea City Accelerator Programme.

 

ADMIN

Provide general office support and administration. This will include tasks related to working with contact database and supporting with event administration.

 

OVERALL
This internship opportunity will focus primarily on supporting cities and municipalities with their involvement in the Baltic Sea City Accelerator Programme. Supporting the municipalities to collect information on their local water issues and also in identifying socio-economic risks/benefits of addressing them. You will work closely with the Programme Director for the Baltic Sea City Accelerator Programme on the launch of the next edition of the programme.

As a member of a small and multi-faceted team, you will be given an opportunity to contribute to our communications efforts and expected to support on administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate is looking to gain experience in understanding the business perspective when linked to environmental and socio-economic risks and benefits, innovations and technologies. You like the idea of working with a small, dynamic and fast-paced team. You are proactive, with a keen interest in social change and cross-sector collaboration. You take the initiative and can manage projects.

Requirements

  • Excellent research and analytical skills; resourceful when it comes to collecting information and able to produce syntheses for internal and external presentations.
  • Passionate about innovation, environmental economics and business. Having a business/economic background with interest in water issues/eutrophication would be a considerable plus.
  • Excellent writing skills in English – ability to write short blogs and communications materials in English.
  • Excellent communication skills – experience in social media, website management.
  • Eagerness to learn and work in a friendly, collaborative and dynamic environment.
  • Proactive and able to work independently.
  • Interest in sustainability, blue economy or other social issues a plus.
  • Fluency in Swedish and/or other Baltic languages including Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian or Polish is a plus, but not required.
  • Able to commit to working approx. 20 hours per week, in our Stockholm office, for at least 12 weeks between mid-January – end of March/April 2019 (flexible).

Application

Please submit your CV and a short email about why you are interested in this position to merci@raceforthebaltic.com, by 14 December 2018. This internship is non-paid and we are not able to reimburse any eventual costs for commuting. However, the internship can be used as school credit.