For sustainability students in Australia this could be a good chance to get some experience in this field.
The ANUgreen Sustainability Internship program is designed to give students experience working on practical sustainability projects within the ANU Sustainability Office (ANUgreen). The ANUgreen program works to reduce the environmental impact of the ANU through the implementation of the ANU Environmental Management Plan (see http://www.anu.edu.au/anugreen).
In first semester 2007 there will be 7 Sustainability Internships available for work on a number of projects including:
- Water conservation initiatives in science labs
- Water conservation initiatives in the Halls
- Water management in the ANU landscape
- The drafting of an ANU Greenhouse Gas abatement plan
- Analysis of the ANU Organic Recycling Project
- Green Building design for the ANU
- Education for Sustainability and the ANU curriculum
What does it involve?
Each internship is valued at $1500, and requires you to work in the ANUgreen office for 7 days. At the end of the internship you will required to provide ANUgreen with a report detailing the outcomes of your project. It might also be possible for you to use the report, or some other aspect of the project for assessment in a course you are enrolled in. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check with their lecturers if this feasible.
How do I apply?
To apply for an internship please draft a 250 word essay that explains how an ANU Sustainability Internship will help advance your academic and professional career, and send this, along with your CV to David.Carpenter@anu.edu.au by Friday 23rd March 2007.