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5 reasons why you should work with Sustainability Action

By Julia Kendal |

Sustainability Action has won funding to deliver the first student sustainability research symposium in April 2016 and we need your help.

The ‘Educating Global Citizens’ symposium is the first academic sustainability conference of its kind – designed for students and with students. We’re recruiting for a student Marketing and Events Assistant to help us develop and deliver the symposium, with a particular focus on making it sure it is tailored to the student audience.

Why should you apply?

Here are just a few reasons why:

  1. You’ll gain CV experience. Not only will you develop transferable skills (team-working, communication, organisation, initiative…) but you’ll also be able to state you were part of a team that developed and delivered the first research symposium of its kind.
  2. You’ll have a unique voice. This is the first event of its kind; by getting involved at the development stage you’ll have the opportunity to shape it from the early stages right through to delivery of the event and dissemination of the event afterwards.
  3. The networking opportunities. Joining the Sustainability Action team for several months will give you the chance to meet prospective employers, and connect with others in the sector.
  4. The work is flexible. The internship is one day per week from February until mid-June but we’ll work with you to help fit it around your degree.
  5. You’ll be paid. As well as gaining CV experience and being involved in something novel, you’ll be paid for the privilege!

So what do you need to do next?

You need to apply through the Excel Internship Programme website by the deadline of January 24th 2016. You don’t need to be an expert in sustainability – we’re looking for someone with the organisational and communications skills to help engage students with the symposium and support those involved. Make sure you tell us in your application why you’re the person with the experience and skills to help deliver a successful first student sustainability research symposium!

Find out more about the Sustainability Action Programme here or get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Read about the experience of previous Sustainability Action interns here.

We look forward to hearing from you!