How to apply
Host institutions offer a competitive application process and assess selected students based on their skills, interests and background. Selected students are placed in one of ten IARU institutions where they work a standard 35-40 hour work week as a member of the host’s sustainability office. The student will receive guidance and supervision throughout their stay from a sustainability staff member.
Apart from working on their assigned project, students have the opportunity to participate in other activities of the local sustainability office such as sitting in meetings or going to seminars in order to learn about campus sustainability best practice and other topics of interest.
Students are generally expected to write a report detailing the outcomes of their fellowship placement. See IARU Sustainability Fellowship Reports for a sample of completed reports. Upon return to the home institution, students are expected to develop an active commitment to promoting and communicating sustainability initiatives on campus.
Who should apply?
Students who fulfill the following criteria, regardless of discipline:
- self-disciplined, organized, dedicated and can work both independently and in a team
- demonstrate a passion for the environment
- competent in oral and written English
- preferably students in 2nd year of undergraduate studies or above
- interested in a career related to environmental protection and management
How to apply
Please note that only students attending one of the eleven IARU member universities may apply.
Please check your home university’s internship or career office or sustainability website for a listing of available Sustainability Fellowships as the application process varies between universities. If it doesn’t appear there, enquire with your university’s sustainability office.
Selected students are provided with a stipend that covers transport to and from the host university. The host university provides on-campus accommodation and in some cases, a meal plan as well.