Training Better Leaders


The Environment Change Institute, have crafted a programme for Oxford University students looking to kick-start a career in sustainability – whether you are looking for internships, sustainability training, expert advice on application, or just contacts students are encouraged to get on the mailing list to receive information, and updates on internship placements.

In a nutshell, here’s what the programme offers:


Paid Short-term Placements

For its forth year in a row the Sustainability Internship Programme will source great internship opportunity to students amongst some of our partner organisations for an opportunity to do a 6-12 week paid placement in the UK or beyond.

We currently partner with close to 15 organisations and we will develop more partnerships this year. See below for the organisations we have or are currently partnering with.

All the internships are paid, and have been especially designed to provide you with meaningful work experiences.

Find out more on our website. 


Sustainability Skills Workshop (19-21 April 2017)

Our Training Better Leaders workshop aims to improve sustainability literacy and skills for young professionals and to equip them with the tools they need going forward into global leadership roles.

Students who attend this workshop will receive a Sustainability Skills Certificate from ECI and have the opportunity to meet sustainability professionals from various organizations.

Last year we had over 20 speakers from public, private, and non for profit sectors come deliver talks, workshops to 60 students across the University. The TBL will take place next year on April 19-21 2017. Please save the date!

View details on last year’s Training Better Leaders course.


Careers Fair and CV/Cover letter clinic

In Hilary term the ECI will host a careers fair for students, with an opportunity to meet some of our partners, and network with sustainability expert. We will also host a CV and Cover Letter Clinic, with a careers professional from the Careers Office.

If you have any questions do get in touch with Alice Chautard - 

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