Job description

Positive Impact Events is a global not-for-profit  which provides engagement, education and collaboration opportunities to build the future of how human interaction happens. Since 2004 we have delivered awareness raising campaigns, provided educational resources and created opportunities for collaboration to influence policy, culture and best practice. We have a number of Memorandums of Understanding with United Nations Bodies including UN Environment and UNFCCC.

We are looking for an Ambassador Intern for a period of 3.5 months, 3 days a week to ensure the Positive Impact Events community receive relevant content in the best way possible (intern roles may vary slightly). The internship will begin 17th November 2020 and will finish 15th March (~15 weeks with two week closure at Christmas).

During this internship you will receive real responsibility from your first day and training from the CEO to aid personal development. We look for people who want to develop themselves so that when they go into a job interview they will succeed, and if not be offered an even higher position. We know from experience that people who throw themselves into the internship get the experience and growth they need to succeed in finding a great job later down the line.


"In less than 3 months I learned how to use MailChimp, follow client briefs, create videos and set up web pages using Squarespace. The whole team was supportive and I developed a plethora of skills that bagged me a lucrative project for a start-up. My time as a Positive Impact Events intern taught me more than I could wish for!" - Andrei, Content Intern


This internship is an unpaid role.


Ambassador intern role:

The community intern role is a varied role supporting communications with our community of over 1200 global ambassadors, event professionals passionate about sustainability, and over 3000 friends of Positive Impact. You will be required to work to brand guidelines and templates using online design platforms such as Piktochart. 


  • Ambassadors

    • Running the monthly Ambassador challenge using MailChimp.

    • Creation of the ambassador quarterly powerpoint and briefing sheet.

  • General community

  • Production of the bi-monthly newsletter using Mailchimp.

  • Social media

    • Responding to posts on social media channels.

    • Creating and posting social media posts aligned with Positive Impact campaigns and brand guidelines.

    • Maintaining reporting on social media metrics.

    • Reporting on examples of sustainability best practice in events through our #shareapositiveimpact campaign and maintaining the library. 

  • Monitoring our general inbox, responding to/escalating any enquiries. 

  • Reporting

    • Managing & maintaining reporting to provide insight into the performance of our online communications.

    • Using insights gained from your reporting to work cross-functionally with the Positive Impact Events team to identify areas of opportunity and provide innovative ideas.

  • Working with your intern team to deliver group projects. 

  • You may also be required to complete ad-hoc tasks alongside your responsibilities.


Role requirements:

  • A university degree or equivalent experience.

  • A passion for sustainability is our KEY value. If you are passionate about making the world more sustainable, we would love to hear from you!

  • Experience of using online design platforms.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to work with data to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Written and oral communication skills.

  • Good time management.

  • Leadership.

  • Organisation.

  • Ability to work independently.


In this unprecedented time, we are continuing to run our internship programme. Throughout the internship you will need to demonstrate adaptability, reliability and integrity. Applicants must be able to commit to working on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a weekly call at 9:30am every Monday; your third working day is flexible. We also require you to have your own laptop capable of using Zoom and Google Drive, alongside other platforms. 


Key Dates of Recruitment:

  • Applications close: Monday 9th November at 23.30.

  • If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a group video interview which will be held on Wednesday 11th November at 6-7pm or 7-8pm.

  • If you are successful after the video interview stage, you will be asked to complete a homework task. Deadline: Sunday 15th November 2020 at 23.59.

  • If you are successful after the homework task, the intern induction session will be held on Tuesday 17th November 2020 on Zoom (start time TBC).


Please apply with a CV and cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for this internship at Positive Impact Events and what you could bring to the role. (Note: applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed).

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Posted on: 26 October 2020
Closed date: 09 November 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing