Internships

A paid 18-month internship during 2022/2023 is available to an enthusiastic University of Adelaide student.

Working under supervision, the Environmental Intern will support the Engagement Project Officer in the delivery of communication and engagement strategies on campus. The Intern will collaborate with student groups and stakeholders on sustainability projects and events; help to deliver campaigns in person and online; and assist in the creation and dissemination of communication materials.

The position is based at North Terrace, but activities may be undertaken at all three campuses. On occasion, work outside normal business hours will be required.

Term: Two-days per week, starting in early-March 2022 and concluding in July 2023. Work days are negotiable, but must include a Tuesday or Wednesday. Four weeks holiday and reasonable adjustments during exam times will be provided.

Salary: (HEO2) $34,539-$52,457 pro rata.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5%.

Eligibility: Current students who have completed at least one year of full-time study at the University of Adelaide.

Selection Criteria

To be successful the applicant should have:

  1. Good interpersonal and written communication skills
  2. Experience in supporting events, campaigns and/or projects
  3. Demonstrated ability to create engaging social media content
  4. Awareness of the environmental issues that impact the City of Adelaide and Australia
  5. An understanding of the Ecoversity program and the University’s sustainability agenda
  6. Tenacity, organisational skills and a pro-active approach

Contact Phillipa Schliebs, Engagement Project Officer with any questions regarding the position.

Applications have closed

Thank you to all students to applied for the 2022 Ecoversity Intern position. Futher opportunities will be advertised through Careers Services, Ecoversity social media and this webpage.

Download the Position Description

Meet our former interns

Chai Oonnankat student intern

Chai (2021/2022)

Chai is undertaking a Masters of Environmental Policy and Management dissertation. With a design background and experience in online messaging, he is draw to the communications and community engagement dimensions of sustainability and climate action. Chai is currently researching how Australia’s Cultural and Linguistically Diverse communities interact with governments’ climate change policies.

Ecoversity intern Mrunal Patil

Mrunal (2021)

Mrunal's passion for sustainability in the built environment and waste water management led her to study a Masters of Civil & Environmental Engineering. She is relishing Ecoversity event management, and spreading awareness about sustainability on campus. When not studying or working, Mrunal volunteers as a Peer Mentor with International Student Support. 

Kahlia Clarke headshot

Kahlia (2020/21)

Kahlia was instrumental to the success of the Compostables on Campus campaign. Kahlia brought her enthusiasm for sustainable food systems, climate justice and working with people to all facets of her internship, and has recently completed double degrees in Environmental Policy & Management and Agricultural Sciences.

Ben d'Antonio Intern

Ben (2019/20)

Ben loves communicating science and brought this to every aspect of his internship. He was the catalyst in building a relationship between science-based clubs and societies, and the Forktree Project and an enthusiastic participant in all Ecoversity events and activities. Having completed a Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), Ben is now undertaking his PhD.

Past Intern kat

Kat (2019)

Kat delved into all aspects of the Ecoversity program, and helped organise a ton of events including the inaugural UoA Sustainability Week. She was also integral in significantly growing the number of staff and students involved in Ecoversity training programs. Kat is studying a double degree in Law and Environmental Policy & Management.

Past intern Ella

Ella (2018/19)

Ella helped lead a record number of Ecoversity events and campaigns at North Terrace, Roseworthy and Waite. The self-proclaimed ‘Bintern’ threw herself into recycling initiatives, starred in promotional videos, and spent hours tending to campus gardens. When not travelling around the globe, Ella is studying a Bachelor of Economics.

Past intern Jane

Jane (2017)

Jane’s background in event management, and environmental and social advocacy made her an ideal candidate for the intern position. She developed creative and engaging education materials, and supported the delivery of numerous Ecoversity strategies. Jane completed a Bachelor of Development Studies and is studying to be a medical Doctor.

Past intern Conor

Conor (2017)

While on exchange from the University of Exeter, Conor’s 15-day coursework internship with the Ecoversity team morphed turned into a media-focused paid position. Conor revamped Ecoversty social media and created a stack of visual content for future campaigns. Conor completed his English Literature degree back home in the UK.

past Intern Kristian

Kristian (2015/16)

Kristian interned with Ecoversity in 2014 and officially joined the team shortly after, turning his attention to recycling initiatives, data analysis and behaviour change. Kristian graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Policy & Management and is now working for Rawtec , one of Australia’s leading waste management and sustainability consultancies.