Internships at The Right Livelihood Award Foundation, Sweden

Deadline: 20 March 2012
Open to: University students or graduates with excellent oral and written English
Remuneration: 8920 SEK/month (before tax)


The Right Livelihood Award Foundation has since 1980 given out awards, often called the “Alternative Nobel Prizes”. The prizes are presented every year to four outstanding individuals or organisations in the fields of peace, human rights, and the environment. The Stockholm-based office of the foundation has three staff members and two interns. Over the year, there are three kinds of internships:
Research intern (around new proposals), Award intern (working with preparations around the Award ceremony) and Communications intern (working with the website, Facebook, media, film etc).

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation is now looking for two interns, for the period of July 2012 – January 2013. The exact period can be further discussed.

The main responsibilities include:

The Communications intern

  • website management, content and promotion
  • assist with make-over and re-launch of website
  • maintenance, content and development of online platforms and social
  • multi-media management
  • PR and press work
  • general office support

The award intern

  • assist with preparations for jury meeting
  • assist with the announcement of new Laureates
  • responsible for the Right Livelihood Award ceremony guest list, ticket handling
    and entrance procedures
  • assist with the arrangements for new Laureates’ programmes in Stockholm and
  • general office support


The following position is available for the candidates with:

The Communications intern

  • university studies (ongoing or finished), or journalism, media and
    communication education
  • experience with online journalism and online promotion
  • multimedia skills such as video-editing, photo management and graphic
  • knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Typo3,
    FileMaker is an advantage.
  • excellent oral and written English. German and Swedish is an advantage. Other
    languages such as French or Spanish would also be beneficial.

The Award intern

  • university studies (ongoing or finished)
  • experience from conference arrangements or similar
  • good knowledge of Excel and FileMaker
  • knowledge about and interest in social, environmental, human rights and/or
    development questions is an advantage.


The intern will receive a taxable salary equivalent to what a Swedish student will receive as financial aid/loan which is 8920 SEK/month (before tax).


If you are interested in this position, please send your application (containing CV and references) to Your complete application must reach our office on or before 20 March.

Contact details

Right Livelihood Award Foundation
P.O. Box 15072
104 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46-8-702 03 40
Fax: +46-8-702 03 38

The Official Website

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