Join the IMPA ACT team!

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

Passionate about business and human rights? Want to help companies around the world to meet the minimum standard for Responsible Business Conduct? Why not become an intern at one of the leading Associations for maritime procurement professionals and work with IMPA ACT?

About an internship with IMPA ACT

With our membership of procurement professionals always highlighting a need for further insight, briefings and resources on CSR and Responsible Business Conduct, we seek to add constant value to our IMPA ACT Knowledge Centre. This is why we are always on the lookout for talented people who are studying or studied a degree in the areas of International Trade, Human Rights, Law, Maritime Studies, Procurement, or Ethics and Sustainability, or have experience in any of these areas.

You could be joining us on a flexible paid internship during which you will work under the close supervision of IMPA’s Head of Sustainability; 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 Sustainability and Supply Chain Magazine, 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.

The requirements of being IMPA ACT intern

Ideally, you will have a clear writing style in English 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.

The benefits

Your hours will be very flexible (ideally part-time, but we can discuss this). Our work mode is hybrid (our team works both at home and in-office in Colchester, Essex) and we pay at least Real Living Wage.
We promise you a dynamic work environment with lots to learn about CSR and human rights in business alongside a great team. We, at IMPA, pride ourselves with our values, and will provide a supportive work environment where you are encouraged to work creatively at all times.

How to apply

Please drop Jasmine a line with an up to date CV or a link to an up to date LinkedIn profile and a couple of lines on why you want to join us.

Thinking of jumping onboard?

IMPA ACT can help your company meet the UN minimum standard for Responsible Business Conduct and manage operational-level impacts in a way that is aligned with international guidance.