As an organisation founded and headquartered in Denmark, our internship policy aligns with the Danish policy whereby students receive ECTS points when carrying out an internship as part of their studies to support their development while they continue to be covered by a Danish study grant during their internship. As such, GFA interns gain an acknowledgement of a maximum of 3,000 DKK per month of the internship, which they receive at the end of the internship period. While we welcome internship applications from outside of Denmark, the gratuity remains consistent with Danish policy.

Job description

You will assist the GFA Academy Team at Global Fashion Agenda. At Global Fashion Agenda we provide information, guidance and inspiration to the industry and its consumers, building on our foundation of sustainability knowledge and bringing our insights to a wider audience. Through educational platforms and community knowledge sharing, GFA Academy supports the learning and implementation of sustainability knowledge, tools, and solutions for industry stakeholders. Due to the increasing complexity in the sustainability vocabulary and an ever-changing landscape of accessible innovations and new technology, Global Fashion Agenda create and facilitate educational material in collaboration with relevant partners and demonstrate the practical application of impactful industry knowledge through actionable initiatives. Our goal is to become a global sustainability convener to push the industry forward with the application of best practices. As a GFA Academy Assistant (intern), you will be trusted with areas across the planning and execution of our education and innovation programmes.

You have…

  • A solid knowledge of sustainability in the fashion sector, including current challenges and opportunities
  • An interest in innovative solutions to solve the fashion industry’s current challenges.
  • Experience with research
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Fluency in English, in particular excellent writing skills.
  • Skills to interact and engage with external stakeholders diplomatically.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Interest in working in a dynamic, challenging and team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with project management tools is a plus.

You are…

  • A proactive, self-motivated, outgoing team player who can work independently and take on responsibility for assignments.
  • Passionate about the fashion industry and sustainability and educating wider audiences hereof.
  • Studying at a higher education institution on Bachelor or Master’s level

 

 

Assignments

  • Assist in the planning and execution of GFA Academy projects as part of GFA´s education and innovation engagement strategy (including initial preparation for the Global Fashion Summit 2025).
  • Assist in the research and execution of learning opportunities, such as Masterclasses
  • Research and monitor educational initiatives and innovation developments within GFA’s Fashion CEO Agenda priorities (e.g., transparency, recycling innovation, new materials).
  • Help in the update of stakeholder/initiatives mappings and communication material.
  • Support the GFA Academy team in any ad hoc tasks such as setting up meetings, PPTs, etc.
  • Assist with office tasks together with the organisation’s other interns and student workers.

How to apply 

Send your CV and short motivational letter (max. 400 words) to our Programme Manager, Maria Samsøe-Schmidt at apply@globalfashionagenda.com and state the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The application deadline is on 16 June EOD.

We encourage early participation as we will be conducting interviews as soon as we receive relevant applications.

The internship is a great opportunity to obtain relevant experience in public affairs applied to sustainability and gain insight into the fashion industry in general. Interns must preferably be enrolled at a higher education institution.

 

 

About Global Fashion Agenda & Global Fashion Summit

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to accelerate impact.

Our vision is to accelerate the fashion industry towards a net positive industry for people and the planet. An industry that puts back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than it takes out. To drive this change and spark action, we’re on a mission to mobilise, inspire, influence and educate all stakeholders. We have been leading the sustainability movement since 2009 and are behind the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit, the Innovation Forum, thought leadership publications including Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate and impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship, and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team based in Copenhagen, with English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion, or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.

 

Job Description

Location: Copenhagen based
Start date: August 2024
Duration: 6 months
Pay: Intern compensation included

You will assist the Partnerships team which is responsible for securing funding for Global Fashion Agenda initiatives, including its thought leadership publications, impact initiatives and the leading international event on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit. As Partnerships Intern, you will have a specific focus on supporting the management and prospecting of Global Fashion Agenda’s partners and network. You will assist the team in finding sales leads for its initiatives and events throughout the year.  You will work with a team of two fundraisers and will help execute the partnership strategy

Assignments

  • Research potential partners and sponsors
  • Reach out to prospects with cold emailing and cold calling
  • Assist in proposal writing, editing, and sending out proposals
  • Maintain the CRM database with prospects and partners
  • Assist Partnerships team and Executive team in daily management of partners
  • Coordination with the wider GFA team on partnerships related tasks
  • Assist with office tasks together with the organisation’s other interns and student workers
  • Support the team in any ad hoc duties and internal administration support

 

 

Attributes

  • Currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Passion for sustainability, writing, marketing, relationship building, networking, and sales/business development
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Good knowledge of CRM systems, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to research organisations and build a value proposition
  • Extremely organised with high attention to detail and able to multi-task
  • Can work under pressure and flexible hours
  • Can work independently and take on responsibility for assignments
  • A team player, pro-active, creative, enthusiastic, and sociable with a positive outlook and a go-getter personality
  • Can thrive in a high-pressured and fast-moving atmosphere

 

 

How to apply 

Send your CV and short motivational letter (max. 400 words) to APPLY@GLOBALFASHIONAGENDA.COM and state the position you are applying for in the subject line. Application deadline is 23 June 2024.

The internship is a great opportunity to obtain relevant experience in sustainability and gain insight into the fashion industry in general. Interns must currently be enrolled at a higher education institution.  Compensation will be given and discussed once hired.

 

 

About Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit in core fashion regions around the world. GFA influences policy through its advocacy efforts including the Global Textiles Policy Forum, publishes thought leadership including The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate, implements impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum, presents educational guidance through the GFA Academy, and connects companies with solutions through the Innovation Forum,

Working in partnership with a wide ecosystem of companies and organisations across the value chain, GFA spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future. Through its work, GFA reaches thousands of stakeholders including brands, innovators, NGOs, policy makers, manufacturers, investors and more.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team of 25-30 people with its headquarters in Copenhagen, and with team members currently working from cities across Europe, USA and in Bangladesh and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.

 

About the role

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Controller to meticulously oversee and manage all financial aspects related to our ongoing work as a non-profit multi-stakeholder initiative, ensuring accuracy and integrity of our financial reporting as well as strategic alignment with the organisation’s financial activities and impact related objectives.

The Controller will play a key role in managing all aspects of accounting, financial planning, and analysis and involves collaborating closely with all teams to optimize costs, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis, ultimately contributing to the financial health and success of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

Referring directly to the COO, the right candidate will:

  • Manage day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger functions.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial planning and reporting in accordance with company policies and expectations from the Board our Directors.
  • Develop and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights to support decision-making by executive management.
  • Coordinate and oversee external audits and tax filings.

Bookkeeping, monthly reports and payroll services are currently provided by EY and depending on qualifications the Controller will work with the CEO to find the right division of labour going forward and which service provider(s) to engage with to sufficiently deliver on responsibilities.

Key qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate has:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience within accounting or finance
  • Previous experience in controlling/payroll management is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Excel, accounting and HR information systems (current systems/platforms include Economic, Zenegy, CorpayOne and Pleo)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments
  • A “Yes We Can” mentality, optimistic, independent and problem-solving attitude
  • Passion for and understanding of the fashion industry, sustainability and circularity
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing) – additional languages are a plus

Apply

If you are a results-oriented finance professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the intersection between fashion and sustainability, we invite you to apply for the controller position now.

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter (max. 300 words) to us via apply@globalfashionagenda.org

Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

About Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit in core fashion regions around the world. GFA influences policy through its advocacy efforts including the Global Textiles Policy Forum, publishes thought leadership including The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate, implements impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum, presents educational guidance through the GFA Academy, and connects companies with solutions through the Innovation Forum,

Working in partnership with a wide ecosystem of companies and organisations across the value chain, GFA spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future. Through its work, GFA reaches thousands of stakeholders including brands, innovators, NGOs, policy makers, manufacturers, investors and more.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team of 25-30 people with its headquarters in Copenhagen, and with team members currently working from cities across Europe, USA and in Bangladesh and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.

About the role

Global Fashion Agenda is seeking a experienced sales-driven new team member who will play a pivotal role in securing financial and impactful partnerships making it possible to continuously accelerate the fashion industry towards more environmentally and socially sustainable and circular systems. GFA has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit (GFS) in core fashion regions around the world.

As the Commercial Manager, you will play a key role in generating and cultivating new and current sponsorships and partnerships to secure growth for the organisation to reach its mission towards accelerating impact to create a net positive fashion industry.

Key Responsibilities

Referring to the Director of Partnerships and Development, the right candidate will:

  • Create lead generation, setting up and leading meetings for new partners, innovators and sponsors of the Summit
  • Continuous strategic prospecting to identify and engage potential sponsors, fostering partnerships with GFA across various projects as part of GFS, Circular Fashion Partnership, Innovation Forum and more
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with GFA supporters to involve them appropriately in fundraising efforts
  • Prospecting and converting existing or previous partnerships of GFA projects into GFA partnerships
  • End-to-end ownership of fundraising (incl. research, application writing, relationship building, developing sponsorship pitches, and reporting)
  • Management of sponsor and partner relationships and expectations to ensure alignment throughout the project and mutual satisfaction
  • Facilitation of internal stakeholder engagement, fostering cross-team and interdepartmental alignment on all sponsorship/partnership related initiatives and responsibilities

 

Compensation Package

  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days of paid vacation per year
  • Basic health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, including working from home and remote

Key qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate has:

  • 4-7 years of experience working in with sales and relationship building
  • Direct stakeholder management experience
  • Comfortable presenting and speaking to executive management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments
  • A “Yes We Can” mentality, optimistic, independent and problem-solving attitude
  • Passion for and understanding of the fashion industry, sustainability and circularity
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing) – additional languages are a plus

 

 

Apply

If you are a experienced sales-driven professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the intersection between fashion and sustainability, we invite you to apply for the Commercial Manager position now.

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter (max. 300 words) to our Director of Partnerships and Development via apply@globalfashionagenda.org before the application deadline 21 June. Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

About Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit in core fashion regions around the world. GFA influences policy through its advocacy efforts including the Global Textiles Policy Forum, publishes thought leadership including The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate, implements impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum, presents educational guidance through the GFA Academy, and connects companies with solutions through the Innovation Forum,

Working in partnership with a wide ecosystem of companies and organisations across the value chain, GFA spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future. Through its work, GFA reaches thousands of stakeholders including brands, innovators, NGOs, policy makers, manufacturers, investors and more.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team of 25-30 people with its headquarters in Copenhagen, and with team members currently working from cities across Europe, USA and in Bangladesh and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.