About the internship
The Global Maritime Forum is looking for a committed intern with a desire to contribute to our aim of shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human sustainability. You will become part of our newly established Human Sustainability Team, where we focus on the human side of the maritime industry, both at sea and on shore, particularly diversity, equity, and inclusion, but also seafarer wellbeing, human rights, human safety, mental health etc. Your tasks would include:
Helping design, run, and coordinate in-person or virtual workshops, webinars, and meetings
Supporting initiatives for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive maritime industry
Conducting desk research on relevant topics related to Human Sustainability
Contributing content to insight articles, reports, and presentations
To some extent, the tasks assigned can be adapted to your interests or to university requirements, if the internship should be an obligatory part of your study program.
Ideally you have a social sciences background, including but not limited to political science, economics, climate/environment, communications, business studies, sociology, psychology, etc.
You must be fluent in English (oral and written). Danish is not required.
You possess strong analytical and writing skills.
You possess strong time and project management skills.
You are a dedicated person who is quick to familiarize yourself with new topics and has the interest and motivation required to drive positive industry change.
You are responsible, calm, positive, and able to keep the bigger picture in mind while working on various tasks – big or small. As a colleague, you are enthusiastic, helpful, and diligent.
A certain level of interest and/or background within human sustainability and/or the maritime industry is an advantage, but not a requirement.
The Global Maritime Forum is a Copenhagen-based international not-for-profit foundation committed to unleashing the potential of the global maritime industry to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human wellbeing.
To serve our mission, we convene leaders from across the maritime community with policy-makers, NGOs, experts, and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers from all geographies in a community of purpose to discuss collective challenges and to work together on developing new solutions and recommendations for action. In order to do so, the Forum identifies, develops, and shares new insights and key issues on the global agenda and facilitates collaborative projects, dialogue and initiatives that can deliver long-term impact and sustainable change.
The Global Maritime Forum organizes various workshops around the globe on different initiatives. Part of this work is in collaboration with other organizations. Based on the outcome of these events, the Forum will assist in the formulation and guidance of certain industry-led initiatives. Specifically, the Forum has fostered the development of several tangible projects such as the Poseidon Principles, the Neptune Declaration, the Sea Cargo Charter, and the Getting to Zero Coalition. These initiatives are currently expanding, and the Forum is working towards developing even more collaborative industry projects.
What we offer you
Insight into the global maritime industry.
Insight into how public and private multi-stakeholder collaboration can contribute to improving human sustainability across the industry and other shared industry challenges.
A chance to be part of a growing not-for-profit organization that is shaping the future of the maritime industry.
Experience working in an international team of highly motivated people who are dedicated to improving the sustainability, efficiency, diversity, and safety of the maritime industry.
Experience in project management, content creation, and analytical tasks.
A stipend to help offset living expenses.
The internship is a full-time position and will run for 6 months from the start date. We would like for you to start as soon as possible, and preferably no later than 1 May 2022. You would be expected to mostly work out of our Copenhagen office, but with flexible working hours.
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and no later than 22 March 2022. Please mark your application “Human Sustainability Intern.” Note that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
To learn more about the Global Maritime Forum or the internship, please call Managing Director Michael Søsted on +45 4253 2047 or send an email to email@example.com.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our team. Appointments are based on qualifications, merit, and the needs of our organization.