GFA Academy Assistant (Intern)


Global Fashion Agenda is looking for an enthusiastic and structured intern to support its GFA Academy team. The paid internship begins in August 2024 and lasts five months (flexible to accommodate the feasibility of higher education institutions). The internship will take place at the GFA office in Copenhagen (preferred) or remotely.

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




  • 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 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.