On the water during a conservation internship in Australia

Environmental Science and Sustainability  Internships in Australia

Environmental science internships in Australia are a chance to be immersed in one of today’s most environmentally-conscious economies, while building up a vital network of connections in your field.

From research and environmental education to community engagement and developing sustainable business practices, the professional opportunities are endless.

Environmental sustainability, conservation and degradation are some of the top global topics today, in both the business and nonprofit worlds. A conservation internship in Australia will allow you to gain hands-on experience in this important sector.

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Responsibilities at environmental science internships in Australia may include:

  • Conducting research into sustainable design, conservation and energy projects

  • Writing drafts of proposals and presentations 

  • Analysing new technologies to be used in green initiatives

  • Identifying potential partnerships and funding opportunities

  • Assisting with marketing and community engagement

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Working on a project with colleagues on a sustainability internship in Australia

Typical roles for Australia environmental internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our environmental science interns in Melbourne have taken on before:

  • Environmental Policy

    Environmental policy in the world’s leading economies is one of the most important roles aspiring scientists can take on today. Interns gain experience in advocacy work and the politics behind protecting the environment, honing public relations and communications skills. Success in these roles also requires a strong understanding of diverse scientific concepts, as well as what goes into creating and changing laws.

  • Research

    Research is one of the most foundational elements of internships in environmental science in Melbourne. Depending on the company or organization an intern is placed with, they may take on tasks including data analysis, case study and white paper review, and competitive analysis. Research experience is key for success in the scientific community, and ensures that young scientists have a strong base when it comes to environmental best practices and emerging technologies.

  • Fundraising

    Whether you’re placed with a biotech startup focused on new ways of creating clean energy, or an environmental nonprofit, fundraising is what helps keep the lights on. Of course, fundraising efforts are also a great way to raise awareness and reach an expanded audience. Interns may help design and manage fundraising efforts, apply for private and federal funding, and learn budget-writing best practices.

  • Copywriting

    Just as in any other field, writing skills are both necessary and valuable for scientists. An internship is the perfect opportunity to hone your scientific writing skills and learn how to write accurate and accessible information about the environmental field. Interns take on roles of drafting reports and newsletters, ghostwriting articles, writing press releases, and even research papers.

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The environmental science industry

Having a passion for environmental conservation, the ability to function well in a team, and proficiency in statistics will allow you to thrive in our internships in Environmental Science in Australia, while you expand your knowledge of the industry. Whether you want to gain experience working for an environmental consultancy, a charity, or a conservation organization, this internship will give you hands-on experience in helping to secure a safer and greener future.

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Learn more about our environmental science internships in Australia

With the opportunity to make a difference in water and air quality, internships in Environmental Science in Australia will enable you to work within the environmental policy of the country. From working in professional laboratories to carrying out field research in the beautiful landscape of Australia, you can broaden your knowledge at an international level, as all of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations in Melbourne. Learn more about our Australia internship program here.

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