Sustainability Communications and Events Intern

Contract Type:  Fixed-term

Lausanne, CH

About IMD


Founded by business executives for business executives, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institute with campuses in Lausanne and Singapore as well as a Management Development Hub in Shenzhen.
We strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Our executive education and degree programs are consistently ranked among the world’s best by the Financial Times,  Bloomberg, Forbes, and others.
Our leading position in the field is grounded in our unique approach to creating real learning, real impact. Through our research, programs, and advisory work we enable business leaders to find new and better solutions.
Our purpose is Challenging what is and inspiring what could be, we develop leaders and organizations that contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive world.


To reinforce our team, we are looking for a


Sustainability Communications and Reporting Intern (100%) September 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025

The Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business brings together research, innovation and learning to drive sustainable business transformation. The Center is a global research hub at the forefront of sustainability leadership, where executives and researchers engage to develop business solutions to global challenges. 
The Center seeks out diverse viewpoints to explore and share new ideas, best practices, and innovative thinking into corporate sustainability leadership. It leverages IMD’s expertise in applied research and developing global leaders, focusing on the organizational change required for sustainable transformation.  
The Center also manages a community of corporate sustainability leaders and practitioners, including an annual on-campus event. The center is also responsible for gathering data across IMD functions to produce IMD’s annual Sustainability Report and contributing to internal and external newsletters and communications campaigns. 
The Job's Mission 
Support the Chief Sustainability Officer and Sustainability Projects Coordinator to organize data, plan and manage events and communications related to sustainability. 
Key activities & accountabilities 

  • Plan internal communication promoting sustainable behaviours and events on campus, including intranet site and monthly newsletter 
  • Help organize sustainability data for sustainability and carbon footprint reporting 
  • Support with developing and rolling out sustainable procurement  
  • Support sustainability-related events both online and in person, including general logistics 
  • Assist with organization of employee engagement activities 
  • Administrative tasks including (but not limited to) preparation of reference materials, presentations, briefings, meeting minutes and other forms of correspondence. 

Opportunity to Gain Experience: 

  • Key trends in sustainable business 
  • Working in an international environment 
  • Project management 
  • Communications 
  • Stakeholder engagement 

Formula for success 
Ideal Profile 


  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated in studies (BA or BSc in Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Environmental Science, Communication, or Marketing) 
  • Course in Sustainability, CSR, Corporate Communications, Marketing  



  • Experience working as part of a team in a corporate or academic environment 
  • Experience in managing and organizing communication and events involving different stakeholders 


Competencies and skills 

  • Passion for sustainability and climate change topics, understanding of implications for society and education 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deal with several projects and work with a high degree of independence and integrity 
  • Confidence engaging with executives 
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to communicate, motivate and build relationships 
  • A high standard of written and spoken English 
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion 
  • An entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Microsoft Office/Sharepoint/Web design 


How to apply


If you have the above skills and would like to work in our stimulating environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas). 

If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability (such as dyslexia, sight and/or hearing disabilities, etc) and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please specify it in your application. 

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25EFTA citizenship is required for this position.