Are you looking to expand your skills in fundraising, communication, and movement building whilst fighting against climate collapse? Then you might be our new intern for the autumn!
Location: Åland islands, Mariehamn/online
Supervised by: ReGeneration 2030 Secretary-General
Hours: full-time, 153 hours a month*
Start date: Monday 4th December
Length of the internship: 5-10 weeks*
Salary and requirements: The internship is financed by Åland Living, the intern salary is roughly 1,600 euros per month. You have to be a full-time student with at least half of your studies finished and not get academic credits for this internship. In order to receive funding, you have to have a Finnish tax card (which requires you to be able to physically come to one of the local Finnish Tax Offices).
*We understand that for interns still in higher education, some flexibility may be required. This can be discussed during the hiring process.
About ReGeneration 2030
ReGeneration 2030 is a youth movement for sustainability in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions. Our main event is our annual ReGeneration Week, a week-long gathering on Åland where young people and sustainability actors from across the Nordic and Baltic Sea region imagine, discuss, and build a sustainable future.
We are open to applications for three internship projects from higher education students during the early autumn. You will be working in a small, dynamic team with opportunities for professional development, networking and growth.
You will be designing your own internship project, exploring an area of your interest within the ReGeneration 2030 movements’ work. After a week of onboarding, you will design a project with your supervisor. You will then work with the team’s support to complete your project over the next 8 weeks, before a week of evaluation, debriefing and handover.
We are open to applications from a range of backgrounds and with a range of project interests, but we will be focussing on projects that can support the movements in the following areas;
Movement building and strategy
We will be debriefing from ReGeneration Week 2023, and working with other youth movements to design the programme for ReGeneration Week 2024. We will also be looking to use the momentum built during ReGeneration Week 2023 to continue building collaboration between movements across the Nordic and Baltic Sea region.
We will be writing up grant reports to our main funders, and sending off new applications.
We will be keeping an active and interesting social media presence, updating our website, and using long-form blog posts to raise consciousness about different sustainability issues relating to the movements’ work.
Skills and Experience
Essential to have:
Interested in sustainability and fighting climate collapse
Currently studying in Higher Education and more than 50% of the way through your degree
The right to live and work in Finland, including a Finnish person number
Good English (written and spoken)
Very organised and able to work independently
Basic competency in Outlook email, Google Docs and Google Sheets
Good to have (but not essential, still apply if you do not have these skills):
Experience volunteering in ReGeneration 2030 (in a working group, in the board, or at an event)
Experience working or volunteering in a democratically organised organisation
Experience in a climate or environmental movement
Skills in movement building
Experience facilitating meetings
Experience working in an online movement
Knowledge of Nordic and Baltic Sea region climate and environmental movements
For projects focussing on fundraising ONLY
Experience grants-based fundraising
Skills in writing fast in English
Experience in writing up project reports
Understanding of budgeting
For projects focussing on communication ONLY -
Skills in social media, particularly Instagram and Facebook
Graphic design skills
Experience writing and building websites
Skills in writing long-form copy about sustainability, climate, environment or politics
Experience doing paid or unpaid communication work for social movements
How to Apply
To apply, please email email@example.com with a word document. The document should be anywhere between 1 and 3 pages, with a maximum length of 3 pages.
In your document, please answer the following questions:
What do you hope to learn by taking on this internship?
Why are you committed to building a just sustainable future?
What makes you excited about youth movements and activism?
Are you interested in working more with fundraising, communications and/or movement building through your internship project?
Are you able to complete a 5-10 week full time internship beginning September 2023 (and if not, what are your proposed amendments to this timing/format)?
Then, please copy/paste the list of skills and requirements for the role. Next to each skill/requirement, please:
Write at least one sentence explaining how you meet each skill and requirement or why you do not meet them.
If possible, provide a short example to support your claim.
If you do not possess a particular skill, please explain why you would like to learn it.
You can spend more space describing your skills, or more space answering the question, whatever you prefer.
Please note that we will not be reviewing CVs or cover letters. Whilst non-traditional, we find this hiring process to be most accessible for applicants and easiest to follow for the recruiting team. This way, we find the people best suited for the role, who will get the most out of it.
Application deadline: July 30th at 11.59 EEST
Justice and equality
We know that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the movement for sustainability and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from migrants; Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGBTQIA; and people from a working-class background.
We as a movement stand for social sustainability and paid internships. Because of that, we can offer an internship only for Finnish residents or those who can receive a Finnish Tax Card (which requires you to be able to physically come to one of the local Finnish Tax Offices). There is an office on Åland, which you can visit during ReGeneration Week 2023.
Do you have any questions? Feel free to drop them off at firstname.lastname@example.org.