18/12/2019 We’re looking for a new Communications Trainee!

We’re looking for a new Communications Trainee!


Would you like to be the megaphone for some of the world’s most inspiring changemakers, such as whistleblower Edward Snowden (USA), climate activist Greta Thunberg (Sweden) and LGBTQ activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (Uganda)? The Right Livelihood Foundation, which annually presents the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, is recruiting a full-time salaried Communications Trainee to join our international communications team for 6 months.

The last day to apply is 12 January. The position is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

About us

Established in 1980, the Right Livelihood Foundation honours and supports courageous people solving global problems. The Swedish Foundation sees its role as being the megaphone and shield for the Laureates, and provides them with long-term support. It also helps protect Award recipients whose lives and liberty are in danger. To date, there are 178 Laureates from 70 countries. The Foundation has offices in Stockholm and Geneva, and holds Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

Your role

Our Laureates have solutions to the most urgent challenges of our time and we help them get their messages across through press work and communication in digital channels. As our Communications 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 our communications consultants in Argentina and Germany. You will report to the Digital Communications Manager in Stockholm.

Main job responsibilities

– Management of website and newsletter
– Media monitoring
– Administrative work related to send-lists, database, and audiovisual archive
– Social media


– Knowledge about and interest in social, environmental, human rights and/or development issues
– Fluency in English. Additional language skills, especially German and French, are highly valued
– Experience in website management, preferably WordPress
– Experience in newsletter publishing, preferably Mailchimp
– Experience in content production for social media is an asset

We can only consider applicants who hold an EU citizenship, or have the right to work in Sweden.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time position based in Stockholm, for a period of 6 months.
Monthly salary: 10 860 SEK (before tax)
Starting date: As soon as possible

How to apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a motivation letter, CV, samples of work/ portfolio (if available) to trainee@rightlivelihood.org latest on 12 January 2019 (end of the day). Mark your application with “Communications Trainee” in the subject line. 


In case you have any questions, please contact
Amy Au, Digital Communications Manager