Exciting Internship Opportunities with Innovative Social Enterprise.

Exciting Internship Opportunities with Innovative Social Enterprise Organisation.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Are you keen to gain experience in the sustainability and social enterprise field?
Want to be part of social, ethical, sustainability based projects and businesses?
Looking for a flexible internship where you will learn and develop skills?
Want to be part of a growing not-for-profit social enterprise and help shape our future?
Would you like to make a real difference, gain invaluable experience and meet likeminded people in the process?

This is your opportunity.

Geoff Gourley is one of Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs and sustainability leaders.

His progressive not-for-profit, Shape our Future, is leading the way by investing in and developing innovative social enterprises and projects aimed at creating and shaping a sustainable future.

The organisation is currently seeking applications from undergraduates or postgraduates, with an interest in social enterprise and sustainability. Applicants from a range of backgrounds such as environment, business, information technology, event management, and communications and marketing will be considered to take on flexible internships from August to December 2013.

Projects proposed to be undertaken during the 2013 Internship Program:

  • National Expansion of Sustainability Drinks Australia
  • Development of a social enterprise delivering ‘ethical & eco’ corporate events
  • Development and operation of an Eco Retreat and land & habitat regeneration program
  • Sustainability advisory and consultancy

A number of other projects are in concept and development stage…

Benefits of joining the ‘Shape Our Future’ 2013 Internship Program include:

• Application of knowledge to projects and enterprises that will make a real difference in sustainability, environment, business and community

• Mentoring from skilled professionals in the field

• Meeting and working with like-minded people

• Opportunities for growth and learning new skills

• Experience to add to your resume

• Flexible days/hours

Shape our Future is looking for: Enthusiastic, committed individuals with a passion for sustainability and social enterprise, and well developed verbal and written communication skills.

Applicants must be able to use their initiative, and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Specialised skills in area of creative thinking, graphic design, IT, event management, corporate communications and document and content management will be highly regarded.

Time commitment 2013

The current round of internships starts at the beginning of August 2013 to be completed prior to Christmas December 2013.

Internships work hours are flexible but as a guide around 10-15 hrs per week.

Applications Important Dates

Applications close: 5pm Friday 28th June 2013.

Phone Interviews will be held by: Friday 12th July 2013.

Successful applicants will be notified on: Monday 29th July 2013.

To apply please email geoffgourley@bigpond.com with ‘internship application’ in the subject line; Attach the following…

• A letter outlining your interest in the internship, your ability to contribute to the project(s) and which project(s) you are interested in taking part in;

• Your CV;

• An A4 ‘PDF’ summarising what you can contribute to ‘Shape Our Future’;

• The names and contact details of two referees.


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