IMPA’s recruitment portal for the IMPA ACT initiative – come back regularly as we are sometimes looking to expand our small team. 

Are you a student or recent graduate and looking for a short-term paid internship?

With our membership of procurement professionals always highlighting a need for further insight, briefings and resources on responsible supply chain management, we seek to add constant value to our IMPA ACT Knowledge Centre. This is why we are always on the lookout for talented young people who are studying or have finished studying a degree in the areas of International Trade, Human Rights, Law, Maritime Studies, Procurement, or Ethics and Sustainability.

You will join us on a flexible internship during which you will work under the close supervision of IMPA’s Senior Project Manager; with working hours not set in stone, you will be able to fit this without problems around your studies. Your job will be primarily research-focused, but extremely varied in nature.

Day 1 might find you analysing the CSR policies of some of the largest shipping companies in the world, extracting salient points and putting together a report with your findings. Day 2 might have you interviewing senior purchasing professionals and asking them about the way in which they manage their impacts on human rights. At the end of the week, we might even celebrate together having your recent work published in our Association’s official journal, the Marine Trader, or included in our quarterly newsletter. We cannot promise you that the role will not be challenging, but we can promise you this; if you are passionate about our field of work, your time spent with our wonderful team will be fun and rewarding.

Ideally, you will have a clear writing style for our intended audience; this is generally made of marine procurement professionals who are non-academics and may be non-native English speakers. You will be able to work independently to agreed deadlines and accept constructive feedback, but you will also enjoy working within a team for some projects. Most of all, it is imperative that you are committed to learning more about this field and that you will enjoy your role.

We, at IMPA, pride ourselves with our values, and will provide a supportive work environment where you are encouraged to work creatively. Please apply either electronically or via post by sending a CV and a couple of lines on why you want to join us to:

Jasmine Schestak
Senior Project Manager 
International Marine Purchasing Association
Address: Eastbridge House, East Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2TX, UK


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