Students working in knowledge exchange with the Bridge.

The Future Leaders Internship Programme is a three-month paid internship opportunity giving current students at the University of Plymouth the opportunity to engage as leaders within the broad area of sustainable and civic engagement, through links with the Centre for Sustainable Futures and Plymouth Institute of Education. The innovative leadership component will comprise of change-leadership and personal development workshops for the interns to develop sustainable leadership skills. These workshops will focus on developing the skills and tools combined with the inspiration, confidence, and ability to facilitate compassionate and proactive change to tackle issues surrounding sustainability. They will be framed using the Plymouth Compass leadership tool.

The programme will consist of three internships that are partnered with community organisations (see below) and a further three internships available for students to propose their own community ideas, based on sustainable and civic change. These open calls will give three students the opportunity to develop their own community engagement projects with the support and input from staff at the Centre for Sustainable Futures and relevant community organisations.

Community Internships

The Future Leaders Programme has partnered with Nudge, Well Connected and Millfields Trust to create internships that engage students with community organisations. Please see the below PDF's for overviews of each of these internship opportunities:
Work experience, meeting, workshop
Internship student Kane Baser working in Employability Service with Sarah Facy

Open Internships

There are also three further open internships that are available to support students in developing their own their own community action project ideas based on sustainable and civic change. This internship will give students the opportunity to develop their projects with support from staff and relevant community organisations. These placements are an opportunity to bring project ideas to life in a part time, paid internship setting. We welcome projects from all areas of sustainability and encourage students from all courses to apply.

For more information, or if you have any questions please contact Rachel Manning