Our communities face unique environmental challenges and are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Projects in this area could include:
Developing innovative solutions for waste management issues in various settings.
Creating a community environmental project plan that addresses environmental and sustainability challenges in our communities.
Designing environmental education modules that can be delivered in a school-setting.
You can choose between a 3-week full time (14-16 hours per week) or a 5-week part time (8-10 hours per week) internship. Whether you're a high school or university student we will do our best to cater the internship schedule to your availability.
Your weekly activities will involve connecting with the in-country FutureSense team, meeting with local community members, attending professional development workshops, networking with fellow interns, independent project work and receiving guidance and support from your internship mentor.
At the end of your internship you will present your project to Challenges Abroad, FutureSense and the local community. Your mentor will provide you with feedback on your performance throughout the internship and you will receive a certificate of completion as well as a professional recommendation on LinkedIn.
As an intern, you will get to attend exclusive professional development workshops hosted by our panel of external industry professionals. These workshops are designed to complement your internship project, enhance your employability, provide a networking opportunity and increase your knowledge on relevant topics. Topics could include:
The Sustainable Development Goals
Tips for building your employability
Career pathways in the Not For Profit sector
International case studies relevant to your project area
How to be productive when working remotely
In a world where we are facing an economic recession and the job market is increasingly competitive with experience harder to come by, this internship will help you gain essential skills and improve your employability.
It provides an opportunity build your network, contribute to global social impact by helping marginalised communities, and explore what it is like to work in the international development sector.
This internship will help you build numerous skills including:
We've been lucky enough to have past interns write blogs sharing more information about their virtual internship experience and learnings. If you'd like to hear about our programs from the individuals who have done them, then check out their blogs.
This internship has been designed to meet university requirements to receive academic credit across a variety of degrees. We recommend speaking to your course coordinator to see how this internship could fit in your study plan.
If you're able to receive academic credit, you might also be able to receive funding from your university! Speak to the global mobility/international office at your university to learn what funding might be available to you.
If the program dates listed below don't suit you, please get in touch with us so we can provide you with alternative dates that suit your goals and schedule!
Through my research, I was able to create a curriculum outline to help the FutureSense Foundation to identify key areas on which they can base their educational programs on. The internship allowed me to grow as a person and I gained many skills that will aid me in my future career. I know if given the opportunity, I would 100% undertake the internship again knowing that it provides an amazing opportunity to help others and for me to develop personally, it also allows you to create amazing friends with like-minded people. This internship was a process that I will cherish and look back on for my whole life, with no regrets!University of Western Sydney - Animal Science Student