Looking for a Junior Advisor (internship) for 6 months! - Application closed

June 2022

The Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI) is an independent, non-profit foundation based in Geneva, founded in 2020 by digitalswitzerland and under the patronage of Federal Councillor Ueli
Maurer. The SDI pursues concrete projects with the aim of securing ethical standards and promoting responsible conduct in the digital world. It brings together academia, government, civil society and business to find  solutions to strengthen trust in digital technologies and in the actors involved in ongoing digital transformation. In January 2022, SDI launched the world’s first Digital Trust Label.

For our Geneva office, starting as soon as possible / by agreement, we are looking for a:

Junior Advisor (internship)

60 – 80%, 6 months

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and proactive doer and thinker:

  • Bachelor’s and / or master’s degree in Management, Business Administration, Communications, Political or Social Sciences or a similar field (Uni / FH)
  • First practical experiences in administration, project management, communication / marketing
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Fast learner who works independently, acts proactively
  • Interest and knowledge of new technologies and its ethical implications
  • English or French / German as native language, proficient in spoken and written English

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Project support: Helping to onboard and inform organisations, which are interested in the Digital Trust Label
  • Handling requests and questions around the Digital Trust Label
  • Support in the organization of various presentations and events around the Digital Trust Label, including identifying speakers and invitees, preparing invitations and providing relevant information to invitees
  • Directly supporting our Managing Director with administrative tasks
  • Conducting research and preparing analyses on issues related to digital ethics and responsibility
  • Support our communication activities, e.g. newsletters, blog articles, information material about the Digital Trust Label

We offer you a flexible workplace in the heart of Geneva with the possibility to work remotely. From day one you can work independently, you will be able to further develop your skills and professional network, take on responsibility, contribute your individual strengths, master interesting challenges and support in building a new organization with a purposeful mission.

If you are interested in this position (paid), please send a copy of your CV, a letter of motivation including a brief statement of purpose describing what you expect from the internship and your availability to Nicolas Zahn, Senior Project Manager: nicolas@sdi-foundation.org. We look forward to receiving your application until Monday, 13 February 2022 (incoming applications will be considered on an ongoing basis).

Important: You need to be currently enrolled in a university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)

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