21/12/2017 / The Right Livelihood Award is recruiting a Communications Trainee

The Right Livelihood Award is recruiting a Communications Trainee


RLA staffDo you want to be the megaphone for some of the world’s most astonishing change makers, such as Edward Snowden (USA), Khadija Ismayilova (Azerbaijan) and Denis Mukwege (DR Congo)? The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, is recruiting a full-time salaried Communications Trainee to join our international communications team for 6 months.

Last date to apply is January 18. The position is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

About us

The Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, was founded 1980 to honour and support courageous people that have found practical solutions to the root causes of global problems. Our laureates – in total 170 people and organisations from 69 countries –  create significant change within areas such as democracy, human rights, sustainability and peace. You can read more about our laureates here.

In addition to financially supporting our laureates, the Right Livelihood Foundation also works actively with dissemination of information, advocacy and education related to the work of our laureates.

Communications Trainee

The communications team want to serve as the megaphone and shield for our laureates. Your task will be to spread the Laureates’ knowledge and ideas. Press releases, Op Ed articles and communication in digital channels are some of the tools we use to make sure that our laureates’ voices are being heard.

Working as a trainee you will be an integral part of a highly motivated international communications team, facilitating and supporting its different activities. The work will include close contact with our office in Geneva and with our communications consultants in Argentina, Germany and Great Britain. You will report to the Director of Communications in Stockholm.

Job responsibilities

– Media monitoring
– Communication in digital channels (website, social media and newsletter)
– Layout and graphic design
– Research
– Translations
– Administrative work related to send lists and database
– Assist in arranging public events
– Prepare draft Op Ed articles and PR material
– Other office work


– Fluency in English. Additional language skills are highly valued
– Higher education relevant for the position (ongoing or finished)
– Knowledge about and interest in social, environmental, human rights and/or development questions.
– Ability to formulate engaging texts and visual content with a clear and appealing message
– Experience in project management
– Experience with Communication in social media
– Experience of website management, preferably in WordPress
– Experience in Visual Communication, i.e. graphic design and video editing

Terms of employment

This is a full-time position based in Stockholm, for a period of 6 months.
Salary: 1,050 EUR
Starting date: As soon as possible

How to apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and contact details for two reference persons, to trainee@rightlivelihood.org latest on 18 January 2018 (end of the day). Mark your application with “Communications trainee” in the subject line. 


In case you have any questions, please contact
Johannes Mosskin, Director of Communications