Communications & project Internship @ the JuST Institute (6 months) - Paris

Paris, France
Partial remote possible
1 yrs of exp.
Posted on 11-03-2022
Start : janvier 2023

JuST Institute

We catalyse market development towards Inclusive, Biodiversity, Climate Change Positive Finance. We provide solutions to mainstreaming investments & capacity building.

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What is the JuST Institute?

● The Just Sustainability Transitions Institute (JuST Institute) is a not-for-profit, member-based entity that catalyses market development towards Inclusive, Biodiversity, Climate Change Positive Finance. It produces state-of-the-art methods; it provides products & services for mainstreaming investments & capacity building.

● Our goal is to support the transition the financial sector towards more inclusive finance dedicated to the fight against climate change, support climate change adaption and the preservation of biodiversity.

● We build bridges between the private and public sectors and between conventional and inclusive finance. Our goal is to generate tangible positive impacts for the socio-economic inclusion of small scale producers and rural communities and the ecosystems on which they depend.

● We operate as a social business. We provide products & services and develop business activities for our members and the financial inclusion, and the conventional financial and corporate sector at large.

● We focus our efforts primarily on the most vulnerable populations and ecosystems, particularly in emerging countries, in the face of climate challenges and biodiversity transition and physical risks.

● We collaborate with prominent public actors (e.g International Agencies) and major private actors (e.g. commercial banks, impact investors) and local networks of financial institutions in developing countries and civil society to ensure local outreach and material inclusive social outcomes.

● Our strategic board gives the strategic orientation for our operations. It comprises vital public actors, such as the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) of the World Bank, and private actors, such as BNP Paribas Group.

Your tasks

● You will contribute to developing and implementing the JuST Institute communication strategy.

● You will research and monitor current events on issues of inclusion, climate and biodiversity to finance and develop. In addition, you will be asked to present your research internally to guide our communication strategy.

● You will develop the JuST Institute's communication strategy and identity visually and practically. In addition, you will write PowerPoint, press releases, and various articles.

● You will regularly update the editorial content of the website. In addition, you will write the institute's posts on social networks.

● You will produce simple communication materials for members and external institutions. In addition, you may be required to understand and popularise the day-to-day work of the JuST Institute and the issues it addresses.

● You may be required to coordinate events, effectively informing stakeholders.

● You will be in charge of relations with partners, clients, and service providers.

● You will be able to contribute to the management of the administrative tasks of the team (reporting and developments). In addition, you will have to get involved in the daily construction of the institute.

What makes this job unique

● You will be based at Bivwak! An incubator for innovative projects in finance located in the heart of Paris (9eme)

● You will have the chance to work on innovative approaches relevant to the challenges of our time, i.e. climate change, biodiversity preservation, and just transition.

● The JuST Institute is on a human scale! It works like a start-up while working alongside with major banks such as BNP Paribas, prominent development players such as the Global Environmental Facility (World Bank), and investors specialised in inclusive finance, such as the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation (GCAF).

● You will put your energy into meaningful missions, contributing to just transitions, on activities mainly oriented towards emerging countries and the most vulnerable populations.

● The JuST Institute will pilot its innovative products and services starting with 5 developing countries of LATAM and SSA within the GEF Adaptation Innovation Challenge projects, together with the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the BNP Paribas, the GCAF, and other actors of the sector, among which local Inclusive Finance Services Providers (e.g. local banks, cooperatives, microfinance institutions) . So it is a concrete opportunity to challenge your communication skills!

Your working conditions

Duration: 4 to 6 months

Start: early January 2023

● You will work in a dynamic ecosystem, alongside BNP Paribas Group initiatives, in the middle of the ninth arrondissement.

● You will have significant autonomy in managing your time and accomplishing tasks. In addition, you will be able to be creative in the execution of your studies.

● Partial telecommuting is allowed. You will have a great deal of autonomy in organising your work days and tasks.

To apply

We are waiting for your application (CV and cover letter) before 25/11/2022. You can submit it on the platform or send it to Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations.


Profile and skills required.

● You have or you are preparing a master's degree or a degree in journalism.

● You have a general education (business school, IEP) or specialise in corporate communication.

● You have an excellent oral level and advanced writing skills in English. In addition, you regularly publish content on networks.

● You have a good written and oral command of French. However, some Spanish would also be beneficial.

● You have previous experience in communications, in an institution or an association.

● You have an interest in biodiversity conservation, climate change, socio-economic inclusivity. A first experience in these domains or financial inclusion is a plus.

● You have a good command of Pack Office (Excel, Powerpoint). Social networks hold no secrets for you. You are used to collaborative workspaces (Slack, Hubspot, etc.)

● You have your values; you are energetic and optimistic! You like to work in a team and drive change.

● You have a solid capacity to adapt. You are at ease in a complex and dynamic environment; you know how to handle the unexpected and able to prioritize. You like to challenge yourself, and you are ambitious.