Communications & Events Intern

Position: Paid internship – ASC Communication & Events

Responsible to: ASC Communication Coordinator

Responsible for: Supporting ASC’s communication and events related activities 

Salary and benefits: 500 euro per month stipend (plus travel costs if applicable)

Location & Contract : Utrecht, Netherlands or Piacenza, Italy

Start date: As soon as possible

The communication department at the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is currently looking for:

Communications & Events Intern

Are you a hands-on communication student who would like to gain experience in multi-stakeholder communication in a fast-paced and international environment? Do you want to get involved in promoting sustainable seafood to a growing global population? Are you available for six months?

Join ASC for an exciting and challenging internship where you will learn a lot and develop new skills in a short time. The field of responsible aquaculture is moving forward rapidly and our communication team needs support. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of communication practices while gaining practical experience in online communication, communication planning, producing communication materials, as well as gaining an insight into stakeholder relationship management.

Key responsibilities*
You will work with the communication department to support the communication team’s day-to-day activities. We give you direct responsibility and your own projects in order to work independently. You will 

  • Help prepare newsletters
  • Develop digital and print content such as flyers, infographics, slideshows and videos
  • Help organise ASC audio-visual library and communications archive
  • Help manage and monitor social media 
  • Help plan content for social media 
  • Support the organisation of international events in Europe, North America, and China
  • Help managing content translation in different languages 
  • Draft articles for the blog 
  •  Manage info mailboxes

There is also time to develop your own ideas to help further your personal development.

*This list is a summary of the main responsibilities of the role and is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties from time to time.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor or masters in communication, international relations, environmental science (currently studying)
  • Proven ability to write effectively and concisely for online or print 
  • Fluent in English (spoken and with a high standard of written English)
  • Willingness to use initiative and work independently
  • Flexible and collaborative attitude
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in event management
  • A demonstrable interest in sustainable food production systems, sustainability and environmental issues is a plus
  • Minimum availability of 6 months

About ASC
ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative. We are a global organisation working with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental and social choice in farmed seafood. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production system in the world. As the industry grows, so does its footprint on the environment and on local communities. ASC’s mission is to transform the aquaculture sector towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility. For more information go to www.asc-aqua.org

Recruitment Process
If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@asc-aqua.org 

Closing date: 4 October 2020

Start date: As soon as possible

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