Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

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.

Listen to what 'Training Better Leaders' course participants say about their experiences

Read what former interns say about their experiences


The programme is open to all current matriculated (i.e. not visiting) University of Oxford students, in any course and year of study. No previous knowledge or experience in environmental sustainability is either required nor exclusive.

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

New internship opportunities coming soon

Internship opportunities for placements in the summer/autumn are posted in Hilary and Trinity terms.


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 2-12 weeks during the summer vacation (undergraduates) or after you have handed in your dissertation (graduate students).

A defined project

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


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


A stipend, or some assistance with travel or accommodation.

Financial support from: Santander

In association with: Internship Office