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Sustainability Action

Work with Sustainability Action this summer

Published: 5 January 2015

We are recruiting for a paid student internship for 12 weeks in the summer 2015.

The Sustainability Action Programme works to embed sustainability in all university activities. By applying for our summer internship, you can have the opportunity to work with the team to have a positive impact in the university and local community.

As the Sustainability Student Engagement Assistant you will work with the team to engage students with social, economic and environmental sustainability, with a particular focus on developing new ideas for working with students from across the different degree programmes. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Students' Union and the Southampton BEES (Business Ethics and Environment Students) Programme, which helps students to transform local business practice. 

The internship will provide you with work experience in the sustainability and higher education sectors, develop your communications, team-working and problem-solving skills as well as providing you with an opportunity to make a practical difference in Southampton.

Practical details:

The internship begins on the 29th June 2015 and runs for 12 weeks. The Sustainability Student Engagement Assistant will receive training and support will from the Sustainability Action team, and as part of our ethical practice will be paid a higher wage than other Excel Placements – the Living Wage (£7.85 per hour)

How to apply:

Please complete the application form on the Excel Placement Website. The Job Description can also be found on there; please take care to read this before applying.

Deadline for applications: 25th January 2015.

If you have any queries about the internship, don't hesitate to get in touch


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