Internship Vacancies at World Future Council, Hamburg

Deadline: 4 December 2013
Open to: students and university graduates with EU citizenship or relevant visa
Remuneration: support for living costs, an attractive international work environment, training possibilities


The World Future Council (WFC) is a global forum of 50 respected personalities who give voice to the shared ethical values of citizens worldwide. The Council works closely with policy-makers, civil society and business to identify and implement best policies to protect the rights of future generations.

The World Future Council is looking for interns to be based at the WFC head office in Hamburg for the period of 6 months, starting in January 2014:

  1. Intern – Media and Communications
  2. Intern – Sustainable Ecosystems

1. Media and Communications Intern


  • Assistance in the further development of the online and social media strategy of the WFC
  • Support in production of the email newsletter
  • Editorial work on the website (typo3)
  • Editing of press releases
  • Management, update and expansion of media mailing list/contacts
  • Administration and evaluation of press clippings
  • Assistance in event organization
  • General assistance of the Media and Communications Manager


  • Student or University Graduate
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in both German and English
  • Team working skills and flexibility
  • Social Media affinity
  • Competency with MS Office programs
  • Experience in typo3 or other CMS
  • An EU work permit is required

2. Intern – Sustainable Ecosystems

Within this programme the internship will focus on two working areas:

Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture – the intern will support the spreading of the 2009 Future Policy Award winning policies by contributing to the organisation of a workshop on urban food security in Africa, a study tour to Brazil and the publication of a complementing handbook.

Oceans & Coasts – the intern will support the spreading of the 2012 Future Policy Award winning policies by contributing to the preparation and organisation of a ‘Regional Forum on Oceans, Coasts and People’, a platform to exchange experiences and ‘best practices’ in coastal and marine conservation, for the Southeast Asian and Pacific Region.


  • Academic studies in a related field (environmental sciences, social sciences etc.)
  • Knowledge of environmental policy and international affairs; knowledge of agricultural science, sustainable food systems and marine conservation approaches are an asset
  • Excellent English communication skills, German and other additional languages are an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • Good computer and organisational skills, good representation skills
  • Capability of working independently in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment
  • Be reliable and capable of paying close attention to detail
  • An EU work permit is required


The WFC offers interns support for living costs, an attractive international work environment as well as training possibilities. Candidates should have EU citizenship or a relevant visa for the time of the internship.


The deadline for application is 4 December 2013.

To apply for Intern – Media and Communications position, please send a cover letter and CV to Anne Reis with the subject heading: Application Intern Media and your name.

To apply for Intern – Sustainable Ecosystems, please send your CV with a covering letter and a work sample to Janne Rohe, with the subject heading: Intern Sustainable Ecosystems and your name.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

Read the official calls for Media and Communications HERE and  Sustainable Ecosystems HERE. The official website is AVAILABLE HERE.

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