Are you interested in a career in Sustainability? Become a sustainability intern

Sustainability roles offer exciting careers in businesses, government and the third sector – and an internship is the best way to check if this is for you.


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Please note that the Sustainability Internship Programme is for currently matriculated University of Oxford students.

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Benefits

Career insights

Valuable insights into a sustainability career.

Training course

A training course that will introduce you to concepts of sustainability, teach you practical skills and give you a chance to network with sustainability professionals and peers.

Work experience

Full-time work experience for 8-12 weeks during the summer vacation (undergraduates) or after you have handed in your dissertation (MSc students).

A defined project

A defined project, which creates real value for the host organisation and a learning experience for you.

Mentoring

Interaction with an assigned supervisor or mentor within the host organisation.

Stipend

A stipend, or some assistance with travel or accommodation.

Requirements

The programme is open to all current matriculated (i.e. not visiting) University of Oxford students, in any course of study.

Dates

International Internships (internships start from the end of June onwards)

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

* Internship proposals received after this date will be advertised from 12 March in the Late-Advertised internships batch. 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.


UK Internships (internships start from the end of June onwards)

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 12 March in the Late-Advertised internships batch. 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, ECI16-18 April 2018
Internship start date: for undergraduatesEnd of June onwards
Internship start date: for postgraduatesSeptember onwards
Contact

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

Financial support from: Santander

In association with: Internship Office