Call for Internships at the BCSD Australia
Expressions of interest are open from students seeking a placement or internship for course accreditation.
BCSDA internships are unpaid voluntary positions. They are often filled by undergraduate or postgraduate students and usually have a specific focus to complete a particular task or project.
The period of a BCSDA internship is not greater than 12 weeks.
Period: Q2, 2021
Period: Q3, 2021
Period; Q4, 2021
Programs (and related potential 2021 Projects):
Circular Economy – Policy (EPR, NEPM), Factor 10 (Metrics, Bioeconomy), Plastics and Packaging
Cities & Mobility – Digitalization & Data in Urban Mobility, Mobility Decarbonization, Transforming the Built Environment, City Challenges and Solutions
Energy & Climate – Policy (COP26, Australian Climate Bill), Better Futures Australia, SOS 1.5, Climate Pledge
Food & Nature – Policy (COP15, National Biodiversity Policy Strategy), National Capital Agenda, Food Systems Dialogue
Roles and Responsibilities
be assigned to 1 Program and its BCSD Australia WorkGroup;
with guidance from BCSD Australia staff and Members, produce business practical research, insights and contribute to the development of resources that will enable the execution of the key projects run within each Program;
interact with BCSD Australia Members and personnel from WBCSD and other Knowledge and Collaboration Partners.
be trained and then involved in our Reporting Matters Project; and
be supervised by at least 1 mentor during your Internship.
You need to be at least an undergraduate in your penultimate year with a sustainability related discipline (e.g. environmental engineering) or have completed some part of sustainability related topics (e.g. environmental economics, environmental law) in your current degree.
At BCSD Australia Members, Staff and interns work together to help deliver awareness, action and advocacy on the sustainability agenda around key societal and environmental issues for the benefit of our members and the broader Australian community.
In 2020 we welcomed and supported 15 unpaid interns through our internship program to engage and participate in our Member-driven work.
Our hours are flexible and can be negotiated to ensure a convenient arrangement.
At BCSDA you will gain knowledge and experience in the role of business and sustainability and we hope that you will gain both personal and employment skills satisfaction. You will also be offered mentoring from the BCSDA staff.
The BCSDA office is an equal opportunity employer; we know that strength comes with diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as and people of any ability, age, race, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation to apply.
If you are interested in being considered for an internship at BCSDA, click here to send an expression of interest, details of credentials and an example of your written work.