Partnerships Assistant (Intern)

Global Fashion Agenda is looking for an enthusiastic and structured intern to support the partnerships team across both partnerships and sponsorship activities. This is a full-time internship, beginning July 2023 and lasting for six months, with the potential to extend.

Location: Remote (or part time based in Copenhagen)

Start date: July/August 2023 (July preferred)

Duration: 3 to 6 months with the potential to extend

Pay: Intern compensation included

About GFA and the role

Global Fashion Agenda 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 is 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, policy engagement and impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership.

In partnership with its Strategic Partners, BESTSELLER, Global Fashion Group, H&M Group, Kering, Nike, Ralph Lauren Corporation and Target, and our Strategic Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company, Global Fashion Agenda spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future.

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, with headquarters in Copenhagen and English is 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

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 three fundraisers and will help execute the partnership strategy.


  • 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, excel spreadsheets 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



  • Currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Passion for sustainability, writing, marketing, relationship building, networking, and sales/business development
  • English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • 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


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.

How To Apply

Send your CV and short motivational letter (max. 400 words) to APPLY@GLOBALFASHIONAGENDA.ORG and state the position you are applying for in the subject line. The application deadline is 14 July 2023.