Digital Strategic Communications-Intern, France

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Expiration Date

23 Apr 2021

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is a major philanthropic initiative working to help tackle the climate crisis by fostering the development of a net-zero emission society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 300 partner organisations to carry out activities that drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement, contribute to the public debate on climate action and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.

The ECF is brings together diverse perspectives and backgrounds to find the best innovative solutions to tackle climate change. We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from a wide diversity of backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.

About the role

The French office of the European Climate foundation is accepting applications for a student to join their strategic communications team (3 people). The intern will be doing mostly strategic digital work to push climate’s agenda in France, supporting the needs of the ECF, its grantees and partner organizations.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping to devise, implement and analyse communication projects and strategies for climate in France with partner organizations, activist and influencer networks
  • Helping with a cycle of digital strategy trainings for partners
  • Monitoring the media and online discussions on climate (social listening)
  • Supporting the Strategic Communications team in its traditional media activities: writing to French journalists on climate news (based on English-language press releases), improving our lists and emailing systems

Ad-hoc research work

Experience and competencies

  • You are in your Master’s years with an expertise in digital communications or political science. A first experience in one of these fields is a plus.
  • A good understanding of the workings of social media
  • Enthusiasm to help reframe the public debate around the issues of climate change and a willingness to try out new things (online grassroots mobilization, coaching influencers, running ads campaigns, etc.)
  • A taste for digital tools and making systems work (a passion for sheets, Google suite, Airtable and emailing systems is a plus)
  • Team player & willingness to take initiative & a certain degree of autonomy
  • An understanding of confidentiality
  • Excellent French, great working English

What we offer

  • The opportunity to develop strategies to change the climate conversation in France
  • Links to the ECF’s network, to an international group of experts in communications around climate, and to the French climate ecosystem
  • A glimpse into the making of high-profile media stories;
  • An excellent work atmosphere and a nice office space in the heart of Paris;
  • A six-month-contract under “convention de stage”. It’s necessary to be enrolled in an educational institution in order to complete the internship.



Start date

Asap-May/June preferred

How to apply

Please upload your CV and cover letter (both in English) here.

Candidates need to be in the possession of a work permit for the work location in case applicable. The role is addressed to candidates with active student status that are hence enrolled in an educational institution.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.


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