Stockholm Environment Institute – Communications

About the organization

Stockholm Environment Institute: bridging science and policy

We are an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our work spans climate, water, air and land-use issues, governance, the economy, gender and health. Stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions and equip partners for long-term change.

Our knowledge and findings are accessible to decision-makers and civil society: as our own open access material, in leading academic journals, and repackaged for effective decision support.

To promote debate and share knowledge we convene decision-makers, academics and practitioners and engage with policy processes, development action and business practice worldwide.

Internship assignment

As a member of the communications team, the intern will support on  3-4 research projects at SEI as well as support with SEI-wide communication activities.

Together with communication officers at SEI, the intern will work on delivering communication outputs and materials. These outputs include for example: writing news stories and blogs about research progress and results, updating the SEI website, social media updates (Twitter), videos with project stakeholders and events.

These inputs will be overseen by the responsible communication officers that are assigned to the projects and will be guiding the intern through the work. The intern will attend all communication meetings and trainings. The Head of Unit, Project Partnering (in Communications Team) will have overall responsibility for the intern mentorin

Qualifications

We are ideally looking for a person who has a Communications university education with a broad knowledge of communication channels.  Experience writing for the web including social media, text, photo  and video editing.

The intern is a near-native English speaker with a good command of the Swedish language. Written and spoken.

The intern has a natural ability to coordinate and drive tasks forward, and transform scientific information into messages for a broader public audience.

Other

The communications department consists of 14 people split into two teams: Project Partnering and Corporate Communications. The intern would sit within the Project Partnering team, practically working with communication products for research projects.

 

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