Sustainability Communication Internship - Paris

Internship
Paris, France
Partial remote possible
Posted on 07-12-2021

Future Earth

Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world.

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The internship mission

The complex spatial and temporal interactions that exist between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must be accounted for in order to comply with the aim, set in 2015 by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, to provide a common, integrated global framework for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

Emphasizing the limitations of dominant research modes in reaching this goal, in 2019, the Global Sustainable Development Report laid out a framework for researchers, practitioners, decisionmakers, funders and civil society to work together to achieve “universally acceptable and mutually beneficial sustainability science,” and identified the urgent need to produce knowledge and understanding in three key areas: systemic interactions, competing development agendas, and transformations in concrete contexts.

To build understanding of these key areas, Future Earth’s Science-based Pathways for Sustainability initiative aims to serve as an ‘incubator for engagement’ by fostering the development of transdisciplinary research through an open Community of Practice, convening researchers from diverse disciplines who engage with societal actors (e.g. civil society, governments, private sector) in processes of adaptive learning to design, implement, and evaluate pathways to sustainability.

The intern will be mainly working on the development and implementation of the initiative’s outreach and communication strategy. Their tasks may include:

  • Developing a monthly newsletter for the Pathways initiative;
  • Identifying, researching, drafting and editing content on the website page, social media accounts and other digital communication outlets presences;
  • Creating blog posts, briefs, brochures, etc. to promote the initiative and its research outcomes;
  • Contributing to the development of an online platform that fosters networking between researchers involved in projects relevant to the Pathways initiative;
  • Helping with the organization of various Future Earth events.


 Future Earth is managed by a global Secretariat, which consists of five Global Hubs based in Colorado, Montreal, Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo. The Secretariat is complemented by Regional Centres in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa.

The Paris Hub operates under the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The hub offices are located at the Jussieu campus of Sorbonne University in the 5th arrondissement of central Paris. The current team has 7 full-time staff members.