23 November 2017, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Student Intern – Lyngby (near Copenhagen), Denmark
Job Title: Student intern for, Communication, Office Administration, Event Management and Start-Up Programme support
Division: Climate-KIC Nordic, DTU Campus, Lyngby, Denmark
Reports to: Susanne Pedersen, Director
Contract: 6 months
Salary: No remuneration if selected candidate is entitled to ECTS credits for the internship as they will receive SU. DKK 6,050 per month for a candidate who is not entitled to ETCS credits. Both categories will be able to claim the cost of a monthly travel card.
Start Date: 1 January 2018 preferred, but 15 January and 1 Februarý will also be considered
Apply by: 1 December 2017
Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation. Our community consists of over 250 leading partners from business, academia, the public sector and NGOs. Our purpose is to help create a prosperous, inclusive, climate resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.
We focus on levers of systemic change, looking for where innovation is most needed to accelerate deep decarbonisation (elimination of fossil fuels and negative carbon) and effective adaptation. We act as a platform in order to work across boundaries and across sectors, fostering innovation as a catalyst for transformation. We provide funding, we facilitate the creation of innovation consortia, we work together with our partners to take a portfolio approach to innovation options, we challenge and seek to enrich business model design, we offer tailored support for experimentation, implementation and scaling, and we incubate very early stage ideation and pre-seed innovation.
In order to make ourselves accessible to key actors and ‘challenge owners’, we work along four priority themes: urban transitions, sustainable land use, sustainable production systems, and decision metrics and climate finance. In all four areas, we place an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation design, on education as a driver of behavioural change through new skills and capabilities and on policy innovation. We run programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities and regions, convening a community of excellence in people and organisations.
We balance strategic innovation, aimed at renewing core business models, with a significant portfolio of bottom-up innovation – e.g. through our start-up accelerators – in order to learn, evaluate and continuously adjust our efforts to impact climate change. Ultimately, we aim to become a leader in systemic innovation that contributes to a paradigm shift from a linear, industrial metabolism to a circular, regenerative model, leveraging the power of our unique community of innovators and inspiring change beyond it.
Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
Climate-KIC in the Nordics
Climate-KIC in the Nordics is the most recent of the geographical centres, opened in 2014. It expects to grow to a €10m turn-over and 30-40 partners in the coming years in the Nordic region. The Centre is currently situated at DTU, Lyngby Campus. The partner group includes DTU (Denmark), University of Copenhagen, Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University (Sweden), Aalto University (Finland), NTNU (Norway), Cities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Vejle, Helsinki, Malmö and Gothenburg, Helsinki- Uusimaa Region, Rockwool, COWI, Trivector, and NTU International.
Climate-KIC (Nordic) ApS is a separate legal entity owned by the Climate-KIC Holding company.
To support colleagues at the Nordic office on a wide range of administrative tasks related to their work areas. Some market research may also be required.
- Processing travel expense claims for the Nordic Director
- Updating office in/out calendar whiteboard
- Booking of meeting rooms at DTU and other venues
- Researching and ordering stationery and office supplies
- Sorting and filing applications and preparing excel scoring sheets for recruitment of new Nordic staff
- Practical tasks related to preparing and planning before, during and after events, including coordination of voluntary student helpers.
- Assist with extracting and structuring incoming applications for Ideation and/or Open innovation project ideas
- Communicate with proposal owners on practical matters in introductory rounds of such calls
- Research background information, and assist with preparation of slides, promotional material for thematic or geographic events
Communication and Marketing:
- Assist with event communications to participants and others before, during and after events.
- Analysis of Climate-KIC Nordic’s social media channels and support on developing the social media strategy for Climate-KIC Nordic, based on these results.
- Develop an editorial calendar for social media based on the strategy,
- Generate and edit the creative content for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to populate the editorial calendar
- Develop a presence on Instagram and be responsible for growth of this profile in accordance with the SoMe strategy
- Support in writing success stories about Climate-KIC Nordic’s innovation projects, start-ups, students and events
- Support PR and influencer outreach campaigns across the Nordic countries
- Support the implementation, PR and outreach activities of the Nordic Start-up Programme including Climate Launchpad, Greenhouse and the Accelerator Programme
- Monitor key start-up KPIs, tracking new investments and other key progress measures
- Support the development and implementation of Accelerator and Greenhouse boot camps and other key start-up activities
Communications and Marketing Manager
Partnership and Office Manager
Nordic Accelerator Lead
You are studying at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark another Nordic country or in the EU, where you are among the top students. An interest in the field of climate change would be desirable.
Please note that this internship is reserved for students enrolled in an educational programme (throughout the duration of the internship, i.e. up until and including July 2018). Thus, we do not accept candidates who are not yet enrolled in a master’s programme or who have already graduated with a Master’s degree.
- Studying for a MSc or equivalent in eg. Communication, Marketing, Business Administration or another relevant degree
- Familiar with the Microsoft Office package, and strong experience with Excel
- Strong analytical, organisational, coordinating and planning skills
- A structured approach to tackling tasks, paying attention to detail but not losing the overview
- A high level of independence and the ability to prioritise whilst working across different teams is essential
- An energetic, flexible and proactive approach
- Ability to work with an international team and in a multidisciplinary context
- Good spoken and written English language skills
- Good spoken and written Danish, Swedish or Norwegian is desirable
Climate-KIC values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
Your application should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter describing briefly how your profile, skills and experience meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.
We will be holding interviews in December 2017.
Please send your full application to .