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Paid internships and international opportunities are offered to students each year. Please check back in January for what will be available in 2018. Below is information on the opportunities that were available in summer 2017. 


Opportunities at the University of Cambridge

The internships provide the opportunity to gain experience working with professionals in the field of sustainability and make contributions to improving the University’s environmental sustainability.

  • These positions are for undergraduate students, either current or recently graduated (within the last year).
  • The internships are 8 weeks long, to be undertaken between June and September. 
  • Requirements for any specific start dates are detailed below.
  • These positions will both be based in Cambridge.

You are welcome to apply to one or both positions, but you can only be accepted for one of them.

Sustainable Food Intern

This project will contribute to the University’s efforts on sustainable food. It will involve further developing the University Catering Service’s (UCS) work around promoting sustainable food options across its cafes and outlets. The internship will involve helping with the merchandising of the UCS’s new sustainable food options through the development of a shared marketing plan which focuses specifically on the issue of sustainability.

See further details and the person specification here (on Careers Service webpage - registration may be required).

The successful applicant must be available to start the internship between mid-June and early August.

Biodiversity Intern

This project will contribute to the University’s work on its biodiversity and ecosystems. It will involve assessing and summarising existing knowledge about the state of biodiversity and ecosystems across the University’s operational and rural estate, in order to put forwards initial recommendations for undertaking a full baseline assessment and some recommended ‘quick wins’ to pursue.

See further details and the person specification here (on Careers Service webpage - registration may be required).

The successful applicant must be available to start the internship between mid-June and early August.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing why you would like the internship and why you would be suitable for the role to: living.laboratory@admin.cam.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 19 February.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 February, midnight.

Interviews will be held between Monday 6 and Friday 10 March.


Opportunity at the University of Tokyo

Want to go to Japan for a 6 week internship with the sustainability team in the University of Tokyo?

Thanks to the network of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), here is your chance!

You will work on projects with the University of Tokyo Sustainable Campus Office to support the sustainability of a world class institution. Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with members of the TSCP Student Committee in their research and activities to create a low-carbon campus and to visit relevant research laboratories. Please refer to the following TSCP Activities Report.

Download application pack

Please send the application form, along with your CV and a cover letter detailing why you would like this opportunity to: living.laboratory@admin.cam.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 19 February.

Please note this internship is not paid, but flights and accommodation are paid for, and living expenses are reimbursed after the end of the internship.

The intern must be available for a six week period from the end of June to early August.