Communications (Internship)

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Stockholm, Sweden
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Languages Required: 
English and Swedish


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About internships at SEI Headquarters

We aim to attract the most competent and skilled students with the appropriate experience for our needs. All SEI Headquarters recruitments are based on respect for the individual no matter of gender, gender identity or expression, age, union representation or political opinion, functional variation, sexual orientation, religion or ethic orientation, nationality or marital or parental status.

While internships are generally open to all, priority is given to matriculated university students for whom an internship is either part of their curriculum or a thesis project. Priority is also given to students from universities with whom SEI has collaboration agreements (Stockholm University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Lund University). We welcome applications from those that have specific interests that are of relevance to the work of SEI. In general, we expect candidates to have some prior knowledge of the research area in which they will be working. The internship may for example include the writing of a master’s thesis.


Internship candidates are expected to be fully funded and insured by external sources for the full duration of the stay at SEI Headquarters. SEI Headquarters only offers unpaid internships and no work-related insurance. SEI Headquarters does not provide housing and does not assist in finding accommodation. SEI Headquarters will only cover for travel expenses related to work.

Internship period

We offer two internship periods per year: January–June and August–January, in alignment with the Swedish academic year.

The application period for the 2019 autumn semester takes place between 17 April–10 May.

Starting date

The starting date for autumn semester is September 5, 2019.

Internship details


We are looking for an intern who can help us support several research projects with communication activities. These activities and outputs will be overseen by the responsible communication officers who will be guiding the intern through the work. The intern will attend all communication meetings and trainings. The Head of Unit, Project Partnering (in the communications team) will have overall responsibility for intern mentoring.


Delivering communication outputs including, for example: writing news stories and blog posts about research progress and results; sending out e-mails, invitations, surveys; updating the SEI website; social media updates (Twitter); videos/podcasts with project stakeholders; and supporting events/workshops.


  • Student in near-completion of a communications university education
  • Broad knowledge of communication channels
  • Experience writing for the web including social media, text, photo and video editing
  • Near-native English speaker with a good command of the Swedish language, both written and spoken

You have a good ability to coordinate and drive tasks forward, and an interest in transforming scientific information into messages for a broader public audience.

How to apply

Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page). Deadline for submission is 24 June, 23:59 CEST. As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • A cover letter addressing:
    • what you would like to do during your internship and your strengths within the field of communications
    • how the internship relates to your studies and future plans
    • what kind of insurance you are (fully) covered by when travelling and when working on our premises
  • A CV including three references (names, affiliation and contact details)