Sustainability Assistant (Intern)

We are looking for a motivated and structured intern with a strong interest in social and environmental sustainability to support the Impact team. This is a full-time internship, beginning in February 2023 and lasting for six months.

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Job Description

You will assist the Impact team which is responsible for GFA’s thought leadership publications; namely the Fashion CEO Agenda and the GFA Monitor, as well as the Fashion Industry Target Consultation and Impact Programmes such as the Circular Fashion Partnership. As the Sustainability Assistant, you will work closely with the Sustainability Manager to assist in the development of content and coordination of launch activations for GFA’s thought leadership publications and the Fashion Industry Target Consultation.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Carry out research tasks to inform publications and consultation content. Research can cover topics across both social and environmental sustainability – refer to our Fashion CEO Agenda priority framework here
  • Assist the coordination of meetings, events, launches (online and in-person) related to Impact team activities, including our flagship event – Global Fashion Summit
  • Support coordination of communications (SoMe, Newsletter, Events, Website, other) between Impact and Communication teams
  • Keep the team updated on the latest industry movements, new reports, key stakeholder activities of relevance to our workstreams
  • Research possible other thought leadership avenues and formats to best inspire and mobilise industry action
  • Manage the Impact team’s general mailbox – responding to enquiries regarding publications and the Fashion Industry Target Consultation
  • Support the team in any ad hoc duties and internal administration support
  • Assist in the maintenance of our CRM database
  • Assist with office tasks together with the organisation’s other interns

 

ATTRIBUTES

  • Currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree with an interest in developing your professional skills through practical experience
  • Are passionate about social and environmental sustainability within the textile and apparel sector
  • Have studied and or have experience in the sustainability field
  • Have a high-spirited work attitude and embrace challenges with a positive mindset
  • Extremely organised, can take the initiative, work independently, and take on responsibility for assignments
  • Can adapt to different work tasks, and are willing to work flexible hours around key deadlines and events
  • Possess strong English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Proficient user of Mac, Outlook, Google, Zoom, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams)
  • A team player, pro-active, enthusiastic and sociable with a positive outlook

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.

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 13 January 2023, with interviews taking place the following week.

 

 

ABOUT GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

Global Fashion Agenda is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to accelerate impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it drives action by mobilising, inspiring, influencing 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 The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate and impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum.

 

In partnership with its Strategic Partners, ASOS, BESTSELLER, Global Fashion Group, H&M Group, Kering, Nike, PVH Corp., 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. Through its work, Global Fashion Agenda 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, with headquarters in Copenhagen 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.

 

Please note that due to limited office space to expect hot-desking and flexibility in where you work. The GFA office is located in a building with great access to several shared working spaces for your use.