Public Affairs Assistant (Intern)

Global Fashion Agenda is looking for an outgoing and structured intern to support its Public Affairs team. The paid internship begins 16 August 2022 and lasts five months (flexible to accommodate feasibility of higher education institution). The internship can be based either at the GFA office in Copenhagen or remote.

 

Job description

You will assist the Public Affairs Team at Global Fashion Agenda.  At GFA we envision a policy framework where legislative and policy initiatives incentivise and appropriately support the fashion industry to become circular and thus more sustainable. Global Fashion Agenda proactively advocates for policy changes and supportive measures that reinforce sustainability targets and prompt policymakers to take informed action to foster necessary change. Our goal is to convene and connect relevant policymakers with fashion industry decision-makers in a collaborative effort to effectively accelerate the fashion industry’s sustainability performance. We aim to reach this goal by educating policymakers about the issues at hand and by ensuring policy developments provide support to the industry’s sustainability efforts.

 

As Public Affairs Assistant (intern), you will be trusted with areas across the planning and execution of our global policy engagement strategy.

 

Assignments

  • Assist in the planning and execution of policy activities as part of GFA´s policy engagement strategy (Including in the framework of the forthcoming Global Fashion Summit planned in South East Asia during Autumn 2022 as well as for COP 27) and around GFA´s Impact initiatives (Circular Fashion Partnership, Global Circular Fashion Forum, GFA Monitor, etc.)
  • Support in PR & Strategic communications: understanding and translating complex upcoming political and legislative initiatives impacting fashion sustainability
  • Research around key selected policies impacting textiles (i.e. skills, recycling innovation, overproduction)
  • Help in the update of stakeholder/initiatives mappings and communication material
  • Support the Public Affairs team in any ad hoc tasks
  • Assist with office tasks together with the organisation’s other interns and student workers

You…

  • have a very good knowledge of global public policies (preferably gained through previous or current related studies)
  • have previous experience in deciphering complex political and legislative texts
  • are fluent in English and have in particular excellent writing skills
  • know how to interact and engage with external stakeholders being diplomatic
  • pay great attention to detail and have a high level of accuracy
  • have interest in working in a fast pace, dynamic, challenging and team-oriented work environment
  • are a self-motivated, outgoing team player who can work independently and take on responsibility for assignments
  • have a strong passion for the fashion industry and sustainability

 

 

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.

APPLY

Send your CV and short motivational letter (max. 400 words) to our Public Affairs Director, Maria Luisa Martinez Diez at apply@globalfashionagenda.com and state the position you are applying for in the subject line. Application deadline is 5 July 2022 midnight CEST.

 

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.