Help Fern initiate, develop and disseminate its content.
Fern is a European NGO with a global focus. We hold the EU to account for the impact it has on forests and the communities living in and around them, worldwide. We influence and improve EU policies, always informed by those on the ground. We are a small organisation spread between two offices (UK and Brussels, Belgium) and we work horizontally, meaning we take decisions by consensus.
The communications team ensures that Fern’s research, policy proposals and campaign messages reach the right eyes and ears and make a difference. Fern showcases original research and videos highlighting the voices of communities in forested countries and the impact EU policies have on climate change and forests. Our material also explains the problem with deforestation-driven commodities (such as soy, palm oil, cocoa and beef); and monoculture plantations; and explores new ways to mitigate climate change such as close-to-nature forestry, community forestry and forest restoration.
We constantly produce new content, but older content still remains relevant, and we don’t want all the great information that Fern has produced in the past to get swept aside. Therefore, we are looking for an imaginative and creative intern who has an eye for design and is detail-oriented to join the team for six months, to help the team find ways to transform our publications and videos into content that will reach the target audiences and implement the dissemination plans.
This is an exciting moment to join Fern as we are in the process of developing our long-term strategy and thinking about new ideas.
Exact tasks will be agreed by the successful intern and their Fern contact point, but indicative tasks could include:
This is an exciting paid opportunity to get strong work experience in a campaigning organisation, learning how to market material to different audiences.
Fern will ensure you have a computer and desk to work from in one of our offices for when we are allowed to work from the office again.
Fern will ensure you get an overview of all our campaign areas. You will also get the opportunity to join communications team meetings – with the chance to influence Fern’s communications – and other internal meetings to ensure you are introduced to our non-hierarchical structure and receive support to get the most out of your time with us.
We would like you to start from the 29th of August.
Fern has funding to pay €1000/month for this role and will also cover travel costs incurred during the internship.
This is a full-time position.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 13 July. To be considered, your application should contain:
Wednesday 13 July (end of the day).
Short-listed candidates will be selected early January and invited for an interview the second half of July.