Are you looking for motivated young people to work on sustainability issues? Would you like to connect with the University of Oxford and work with talented graduates who could become a real asset to your team? With its innovative Sustainability Internship Programme, the Environmental Change Institute is in a perfect position to make the link between sustainability research, education and practice.

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.


International Placements - Batch 1 (internships start the end of June onwards; Trinity Term ends 18 June)

Deadline for internship proposals*6 January 2017
Placements are advertised to students16 January – 19 February 2017
Student applications deadlineMidnight 19 February 2017
Applications sent to internship sponsorsBy 6 March 2017
Sponsors provide Internship Office with shortlist of candidatesBy 3 April 2017

UK Internships – Batch 2 (internships start the end of June onwards; Trinity Term ends 18 June)

Deadline for internship proposals*10 February 2017
Placements are advertised to students20 February – 12 March 2017
Student applications deadlineMidnight 12 March 2017
Applications sent to internship sponsorsBy 27 March 2017
Sponsors interview studentsBy 10 April 2017
Sponsors select candidate(s)24 April 2017

* Internship proposals received after this date will be advertised from 13 March in the late-advertised internships batch. Late placements can be advertised from 13 March 2016. We will accept late internship proposals up to and including 31 May 2017. 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, ECI19-21 April 2017
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 Alice Chautard if you have any enquiries about the Sustinability Internship Programme

Financial support from: Santander

In association with: Internship Office