Vacancy: Associate Project & Communications Manager (traineeship)


Job Description

The Club of Rome is an international think tank dedicated to reducing the world’s ecological footprint, promoting a better economic system and improving human well-being. The Club’s members include notable scientists, economists, businessmen, high level civil servants and former heads of state from around the world.

The Club of Rome seeks an

Associate Project & Communications Manager

(traineeship, 12 months, full-time)

Key responsibilities

  • Assist on-going projects and participate in their development
  • Manage the Club of Rome website and social media
  • Respond to enquiries from external individuals and organizations
  • Support the organization of meetings, conferences and events in Switzerland and abroad, such as the Club of Rome Annual Global Meeting
  • Contribute to production and distribution of publications including news releases, conference materials, presentations, and annual reports
  • Assist financial reporting and administrative tasks

Your profile

  • Graduate student in Politics, Economics, Environmental Science or similar
  • Commitment to the Club of Rome’s holistic, interdisciplinary and long-term perspective
  • Profound interest in global issues of social and economic development, environment, climate change and energy
  • Impeccable English and good knowledge of a second language
  • Ideally practical experience in project management or communications (i.e. previous internships)
  • Excellent organization and multitasking skills
  • Computer literacy with the ability to learn fast to work in WordPress and Linux environment
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • EEA citizen and/or a holder of a Swiss work permit

What we offer

  • A unique opportunity to work on and learn about the communication and presentation of important, cutting-edge global issues
  • Responsibility for project management, communications and event organisation in an international and inter-disciplinary working environment
  • A competitive monthly salary
  • A friendly, open-minded, and creative working atmosphere within a small team

How to apply

Send an email to with in the email subject header “Application Traineeship” including the following documents as pdf:

  1. A resume (max. 2 pages)
  2. A motivation letter describing why you are particularly interested in and suited for the Club of Rome (max. 1 page). As this is a one year programme that does not lead to subsequent employment with the Club of Rome please specify how this traineeship will contribute to your future career plans. Please also include where you have seen the job ad
  3. The contact details of two referees and a description of your relation to them

Application deadline: Thursday, June 8th 2017, 12:00pm

Interviews: June 12th to 16th via Skype, and July 3rd to 7th 2017 in Winterthur, Switzerland
Starting date: 1st September 2017
Duration: 12 months
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland

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