Future Shift

The Low Carbon Devon Internship and Leadership Programme is a 3-month fully-funded internship opportunity placing current students or recent graduates of the University of Plymouth within Devon SMEs to work on a low carbon project.

The internship programme will provide invaluable support for Devon-based enterprises combined with practical work experience and leadership development for current students and recent graduates. This will allow local organisations to deliver a low carbon project, develop or implement a new low carbon idea, product or service, and/or reduce their carbon emissions.

The innovative leadership component will comprise of change-leadership and personal development workshops for the interns to enable them to become future-fit as change-makers, leaders and role models of a low carbon society. 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 the climate emergency. They will be framed using the Plymouth Compass leadership tool.

 Applications are now open for the June/July/August cohort. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 21 April at 09.00.

For an informal discussion about the internship programme please contact Chris Woodfield, Low Carbon Devon Knowledge Exchange Officer, sustainabilityhub@plymouth.ac.uk 

More detailed information on the Low Carbon Devon Internship and Leadership Programme can be found in our FAQ information pack.

Key details

  • 3 months in duration (3, 4 or 5 days per week).
  • Free to sign-up and salary of intern is fully funded by the Low Carbon Devon project.
  • Practical work experience combined with leadership development.
  • Programme run in 3-month cohorts, starting June-July-August 2021, followed by Oct-Nov-Dec 2021 (delivery dates of 2022 TBC).
  • Eligible organisations – SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) based in Devon.
  • Available for current students and recent graduates of the University of Plymouth.
  • Transformational professional and personal leadership development – empowering today’s future leaders.

Applications now open

Are you a current student or recent graduate?

We have a number of exciting and unique opportunities open now for the June/July/August cohort. Applications close on Wednesday 21 April at 09:00. 

Please see further details below by selecting the internship opportunity which opens the job description, person specification and how to apply.

Internship opportunities available:

Are you a Devon based SME?

We are currently recruiting and actively looking for Devon based enterprises for the October 2021 cohort and 2022 cohorts to host an intern. 

Would you like a fully-funded student or graduate to work on a low carbon project, idea or help to develop a new product or service?

Contact Chris Woodfield on sustainabilityhub@plymouth.ac.uk to discuss further.