Benefits to your organisation

Exceptional students

Work with intelligent and dedicated international students from various disciplines.

Trained in sustainability

Hire from our pool of sustainability skills enhanced students - Prospective interns have the opportunity to participate in an intensive sustainability skills training course in April, delivered by our partner organizations.

Increased exposure

Increased exposure of your organisation to help in attracting high quality talent smart, ambitious and committed young people driving for sustainable change.


The programme is open to all current matriculated (i.e. not visiting) University of Oxford students, in any course of study. The internships offered should comprise full-time work for 4–12 weeks, either end of June–September for undergraduates and MBAs or starting September in the case of MSc student.


International Placements

Deadline for internship proposals*5 January
Placements are advertised to students15 January – 18 February
Student applications deadlineMidday 19 February
Applications sent to internship host employersBy 5 March
Employer shortlists, interviews, rejects and selects candidate/sBy 6 April

UK Internships

Deadline for internship proposals*9 February
Placements are advertised to students19 February – 11 March
Student applications deadlineMidday 12 March
Applications sent to internship host employersBy 26 March
Employer shortlists, interviews, rejects and selects candidate/sBy 27 April

* Internship proposals received after this date will be advertised from 13 March in the late-advertised internships batch. We will accept late internship proposals up to and including 31 May 2018. Placements are advertised to students for a two week period after the placement goes live and applications are sent to internship sponsors within one week of the deadline. Sponsors will be asked to select a candidate within three weeks.

Training Better Leaders: ECI's Sustainability Training Course

Sustainability Training Course, ECI16-18 April 2018
Internship start date: for undergraduatesEnd of June onwards
Internship start date: for postgraduatesSeptember onwards

If the deadline has passed and you want to host an Oxford intern, please contact us to discuss possibilities.


Please contact Elisa Leimer if you have any enquiries about the Sustinability Internship Programme

Financial support from: Santander

In association with: Internship Office