Work and internships

Open positions 
All vacant positions will be posted on this page. 

Swedwatch occasionally hosts interns. Open applications for internships can be sent to, however please note that Swedwatch will not always be able to answer all applicants.

Our staff

Alice Blondel


+46 (0)73 223 02 83

Alice has a background in strategic management and development with extensive experience leading initiatives that encompass investigations, research and advocacy. Her focus areas have been human rights, resource-based conflicts and climate change. She has worked closely with governments, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, as well as national and multi-national corporations. Her academic background is in development studies and international humanitarian assistance.

Ami Hedenborg

Media Manager and Communications Strategist

+46 (0)70 932 92 49

Ami has extensive experience from journalism, including various positions at TV4, and the Swedish Public Service Radio and Television. Prior to Swedwatch, she was a spokesperson and press officer at the Swedish section of Amnesty International, particularly focussing on issues related to freedom of speech, international law, human rights defenders and human rights and sports.

Anna Åkerblom

Programme Officer

+46 (0)72 014 66 45

Anna holds a Master of Laws and is specialized in corporate responsibility, international environmental law and human rights. She has previously worked as a sustainability consultant and has several years of experience in strategic advice on and auditing of companies, authorities and organizations’ sustainability initiatives. Anna has also worked as a law clerk and as a journalist focusing on public authorities.

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Charlotte Junghus


+46 (0)73 223 02 86

Charlotte has a background in labour rights issues with a focus on migrant workers. She has previously worked as a sustainability consultant and for the International Labour Organization (ILO), with labour rights issues in Southeast Asia as her primary area of coverage. She has an academic background in international development and management.

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Davide Maneschi

Programme Officer

+46 (0)72 201 35 68

Davide has an academic background in law and in environmental management and policy. He has experience as an analyst and advisor on socially responsible investments, and expertise in reviewing the environmental and human rights performance of companies. He has also worked as a sustainability consultant on corporate responsibility and climate reporting. At Swedwatch his focus areas are climate change and sustainable investment.

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Hannah Peters

Head of Unit Natural Resources

+46 (0)73 223 02 87

Hannah has worked for several years in the field of international cooperation and development. She has worked closely with governments, inter-governmental organisations and non-governmental organisations. Within the business and human rights field, her focus areas have been sustaining peace, climate change and sustainable development. She has an academic background in human rights and political science.

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Jenny Haraldsson Molin

Head of Outreach and Advocacy

+46 (0)70 741 03 70

Jenny has worked several years within communications, advocacy and awareness raising with a main focus on development and human rights issues. She has also worked as a journalist, with politics as her primary area of coverage. Her academic background is in development studies and economics.

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Jessica Johansson


+46 (0)73 376 39 73

Jessica has a background in policy research with a focus on human rights and civic space. She has also worked at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden and has field experience in Latin America. At Swedwatch her focus areas are environmental peacebuilding and human rights defenders. Jessica´s academic background is in Political Science and Economics.

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Karin Henningsson

Development Coordinator

+46 (0)73 223 02 93

Karin has broad experience from development cooperation with a focus on rural development, cooperatives, gender equality and indigenous peoples’ rights. She has for many years worked with donor relationships and fundraising, both from institutional donors and private actors. Karin has an academic background in political science and a master’s degree in peace- and development work.

Malena Wåhlin

Coordinator Civic Space

+46 (0)70 755 92 90

Malena has many years of experience as a researcher at Swedwatch where she has investigated human rights and environmental impacts related to the food, agriculture and renewable energy sectors. She has done extensive field research in Latin America and West Africa and has led many dialogues with companies and investors. Her background is in journalism and development studies. Malena coordinates Swedwatch’s work relating to human rights and environmental defenders and civic space, which includes capacity building and cooperation with international networks.

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Mathieu Vervynckt

Head of Unit Supply Chains

+46 (0)76 550 32 38

Mathieu has previously worked as an investment adviser, in charge of monitoring and evaluating business and human rights issues and corporate abuse. He has also worked for international civil society organisations on corporate accountability, and the role of public development banks in international cooperation and responsible taxation. He has an academic background in journalism, political science and conflict and development.

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Olof Björnsson

Programme Officer

+46 (0)73 223 02 91

Olof has many years of experience as a researcher at Swedwatch. He is also a former journalist who has worked in The Middle East and North Africa. At Swedwatch Olof’s main focus has been on issues related to migrant rights in the Gulf region, factory workers’ exposure to hazardous chemicals in the Philippines as well as corporate responsibility in conflict zones.

Sanjida Shamsher Elora


+46 (0)73 223 02 90

Sanjida has an academic background in geography, urban planning and development studies. She has previously lived in Bangladesh where she worked with issues related to poverty eradication, governance, womens’ empowerment, child labour and climate and environmental justice. At Swedwatch her foucs areas are the textile industry and food security.

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Yayoi Lagerqvist

Programme Officer

+46 (0)73 223 02 81

Yayoi has two decades of university teaching and research experience and has worked in international development cooperation focusing on land use, natural resource management and global development. She has extensive field experience in the Asia Pacific Region. Yayoi has a PhD in Agricultural Economics and International Development from Kobe University, Japan.

Åse Botha

Communications Officer

+46 (0)76 223 69 10

Åse has a background in journalism and communications. She has many years of experience working in international contexts, including cooperating closely with companies and business organisations on topics related to international trade, development and sustainability. Her academic background is in Political Science and Economy.