Ashoka Nordic is looking for a communications trainee

Ashoka is the world's leading organization for Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking. We are now looking for a driven, solutions-oriented, and creative Communications Trainee to join our Nordic team. This paid part-time internship includes a wide range of tasks relating to coordinating and supporting our communications work in the Nordic region.
Source: Communications Trainee


Working closely with our Nordic Communications Coordinator, you will be supporting our communications work across the Nordics. This includes:  

  • Assisting in the continued development and implementation of our Communications Strategy and digital platforms, including our content calendar & PR plan. 

  • Curating our annual Impact Report: gathering and collecting valuable impact data from our main working areas. 

  • Supporting in the content creation and strategy of our main communication activities (i.e. blog posts, website, organic posts & ads on social media, marketing KPIs and communication campaigns).  



  • Being a part of Ashoka, one of the world's most recognized non-profit organizations. In January 2021, we were ranked among the top 5 most impactful social good organizations by NGO ADVISOR’s annual list.  

  • Doing strategic communications work, learning and working alongside our Nordic Communications Coordinator, who will guide you to help achieve Ashoka's vision in the Nordics; 

  • Developing your communication skills by creating attention-grabbing content in a visual & written format for our digital channels: including social media, blog posts and bi-monthly newsletter.  

  • Interacting with our followers and closest community members by engaging with them on various platforms; 

  • Working in a value driven environment, developing tasks independently and contributing to a society where more people have the tools to initiate and manage social change and their ideas; 

  • Develop knowledge on global social innovation trends and how Ashoka fits into this globally; 



We are ideally looking for a person who has a Communications or Journalist education with excellent written and verbal communications skills in English. Swedish and/or Finnish language skills are valued, although not a must. It is a plus if you have a background in the field of social entrepreneurship or social innovation.  

In addition, you have experience working with communication, marketing, PR and/or social media and you have worked previously with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe Premiere Pro.  

We believe in flexible and remote working arrangements. The majority of the team is based in Stockholm and Helsinki; however, if it is difficult for you to travel there, we are happy to arrange for you to work remotely. This is a paid part-time internship role for three months, with the possibility for extension. We are happy to discuss flexible working with the right candidate, but candidates must commit to a minimum of 2 working days per week (ideally between 16-24 hours of work per week). 

Interviews will be conducted over Zoom on the 19th of November. Flexible start date between the end of November and beginning of December. (Candidates must be able to start by first week of December.)  

The deadline for applications is 14th of November 2021 by sending your LinkedIn profile and up to 1-page cover letter to [email protected] (please note that we do not want you to send CVs directly to us due to GDPR reasons). 

For any questions – please reach out to [email protected] and [email protected] 



Our vision is a world where Everyone is a Changemaker for the good of all. A world in which we all are willing and able to take responsibility for solving social problems. Ashoka is the world's largest organization for social entrepreneurs and Changemaking. For almost 40 years, we have elected over 3,800 Ashoka Fellows and helped them with financing, professional support, and accessing a network of other social entrepreneurs in over 90 countries. We are politically and religiously independent and we do not receive state funding.