• Internship
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Dec 16, 2018
  • Contact Person: Philip Strothmann
  • Start Date: January 14, 2019

We are looking for a passionate intern that is interested in global sustainability from a systems perspective.

What we do

The FSLCI is a global community organization in the field of life cycle thinking / product sustainability. We promote the application of a life cycle thinking to make better decisions about sustainability questions.

How we do it

We are a truly international organization with around 200 members around the world. We organize workshops, summer schools, webinars and other events around life cycle thinking and offer a global information hub with a jobs market and events calendar for the global life cycle community.

Why we do it

Even though sustainability has become somewhat of a mega-trend over the past few years, few decision-makers in politics and industry understand well how to actually assess sustainability impacts properly. Too often people focus on one indicator (e.g. climate) or one life cycle phase (e.g. production), but sustainability impacts occur throughout all life cycle phases and over all sustainability indicators. With the backing of the life cycle community, we seek to change the way decision-makers think about sustainability. And thereby help them be best informed when they make their decisions.

What are we looking for

We are a global, yet very small organization. We are spontaneous, flexible, and at the same time highly driven and passionate about what we do. We are open for new ideas and value different opinions and viewpoints. We are not interested in your school grades – we are more interested in who you are as a person and whether you are as passionate about our mission and vision as we are. We are thus looking for anyone who

  • has a proactive mindset
  • is ready to take on responsibilities and tasks
  • likes to work in a team
  • has a cheerful and positive personality
  • values intercultural communication
  • can work independently and take initiative

Most importantly, you should

  • enjoy interacting and communicating with people,
  • have a keen eye for detail,
  • love thinking outside of the box and be creative
  • be able to self-motivate yourself without constant supervision
  • take initiative and make your own decisions

What you get from it:

We are here to support your learning and offer you invaluable real-life experience in an interesting and international environment. We can’t compete with the big companies on salary or lunch specials, but we will make sure that you have the freedom to try out new things with the guidance needed to make them happen!

Join us if you want more creative freedom, opportunity and responsibility than in any other role. Join us if you’re willing to say yes to things even if you’re not sure how to do it! We might throw you into cold water and challenge you to try new things, but we will make sure that you will be able to swim and conquer any challenges 🙂

We are a small non-profit run like a start-up – hence our resources are precious and we’re constantly asked to make magic with what we’ve got – we don’t complain, we just do it (with love). We promise that what you learn and create with us will stay with you forever. If you like what you read, then join us!

What we are currently looking for

Given that we have only one full-time team member so far, tasks during the internship would vary a lot and thus the internship would provide a great way to look into different fields such as communication, PR, project management and event planning. We are based out of one of the best coworking spaces in Berlin at The Place and thus access to a great community of startups in the tech field is another bonus 🙂

Key tasks could include:

  • preparation of monthly newsletters
  • writing of articles for our website
  • managing of our social media presences
  • interaction with and management of our online community
  • assisting with event management (workshop / conference planning)
  • drafting of workshop reports

Optional tasks include:

  • assisting with project management
  • developing of new project proposals for e.g. KIC or GEF

The internship requires a minimum of 3 months but could be longer and we are flexibel in terms of starting date, though Mid-January is preferred. Applicants need to be currently enrolled in a university program.

How to apply

Please use our form to tell us about yourself – why you are applying for the position, what you’d like to bring to the FSLCI, and tell us about anything you think is relevant. Include a CV, and if you like record a little (one minute) video of yourself, to briefly introduce yourself – no fancy editing needed, just hit record on your phone camera and send away. Applications should be made in English, and submitted via the application form that you can access below 🙂

3 months
450€ / month

To apply for this job please visit fslci.org.


If you would like to get in touch with us, please feel free to send us a message. Thank you very much in advance.


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