City engagement & Science communication

Metabolic - Amsterdam, Netherlands

apply before April 23, 2023

Tasks: Communication, Education, Research

Topics: Circularity, Empower & Participate, Urban Transformation

Type: Hybrid, Internship

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.

CENTRINNO is a European Horizon 2020 funded project that seeks to test and scale alternative urban regeneration strategies for industrial heritage sites that foster inclusivity, sustainability and circularity. In nine diverse European cities, CENTRINNO will establish creative, locally productive and inclusive hubs in former industrial sites which become testbeds for teaching, training and innovation for a new urban manufacturing model.

The internship is an opportunity to get real-world experience in translating the ideas of circular and regenerative cities into tangible tools and strategies for cities. It will allow you to actively contribute to an interdisciplinary research project that seeks to bring together cultural heritage, circular urban metabolisms and social inclusivity into a holistic urban regeneration approach.

We are looking to hire someone who will closely work together within the CENTRINNO team. As we are moving into the final year of the project our work will concentrate on replication and upscaling and sharing lessons learned.

In this role, you will work closely with pilot cities and our Metabolic ecosystem on the following activities:

  • Contribute to the development of an overall methodology to build circular neighbourhoods by applying systemic approaches and tool
  • Supporting the writing of reports, scientific articles and website content to share lessons learned and outputs from workshops for different target audiences
  • Preparation of workshops and training sessions to support pilot cities and their stakeholders in operationalizing circular economy approaches into their activities
  • Desk research on circular value chains and technologies and translating these to practical recommendations for cities

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