Right Livelihood Foundation

About the organization

The Right Livelihood Foundation, established in 1980, honour and support courageous people solving global problems. The Foundation aims to continue the support to Laureates throughout their lives. At the time of writing, the network consists of 178 Laureates from 70 countries, including Nobel Peace Prize winners Dr. Denis Mukwege (DRC) and Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Astrid Lindgren (Sweden), and Edward Snowden (USA).

Internship assignment 

The Right Livelihood Foundation is a growing organisation, at the time of writing working on a new strategy and in the middle of a branding process. New interesting projects are in the pipeline with a focus on this decade’s much needed systems change. You will work closely with our Deputy Director, our Programme Manager, and other colleagues in different parts of the world, as well as independently. The Foundation’s second office is in Geneva, so you will be part of a small, but international team. The different sections of the Foundation work closely together in supporting Laureates and you will have the opportunity to individually adapt your role, depending on your previous expertise and personal experience.

Support the continuous work to connect with Laureates and strengthen their network;

Be part of the coordination and outreach for events such as planned meetings and ongoing webinars with Laureates;

Support the creation and drafting of impact and administrative reporting;

Support the Foundation’s cooperation with Swedish Civil Society and European politicians Support in preparation of events in Stockholm; and

General administrative support


Relevant University studies (ongoing or recently finished) including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, environmental studies, or human rights studies;

Knowledge about and interest in social, environmental, human rights and/or development questions;

Project management skills, well organised and structured;

Good writing and communication skills;

Knowledge of a Mac environment and FileMaker is an advantage; and

Excellent oral and written English

Merit skills/experience

Experience from living in other parts of the world;

Other language skills; and

Event coordination


The Foundation’s Head Office is located in an old villa in Gamla Enskede (just South of Globen), where you will be based.

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