APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday 24th September!
Transition’s Volunteer Intern Programme is a great way to get involved with our work. We currently offer a number of volunteer positions which relate to each of our projects and each position has been specially designed to maximise the benefits for you.
Maximise the Benefits
We have tried to ensure that each of our positions has a clearly defined role within Transition, including identified tasks and a named project mentor who will ensure that your time is well spent.
All positions have been linked to the skills identified by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) as desired for a graduate entry level position in the industry. If there is a specific skill that you would like to develop, your mentor will be happy to help you.
As a Transition Volunteer Intern you will have access to a number of additional benefits. Our programme is part of the Saltire Awards Scheme for volunteers aged 12-25, where you can record your volunteering activities and earn rewards. As well as specialist training specific for volunteer interns, you may also be given the opportunity to attend other events and training both within and outwith the University that relate to Transition’s work. We also meet lots of interesting people all of the time and will do our best to connect you with those who might have good advice or connections for the future.
Transition’s work endeavours to work with the local community to combat environmental problems. You’d be saving the Earth and helping strengthen local ties. What’s not to love about that?
What are we looking for?
Part of the scheme is to develop skills and experience, so we are not looking for experts in any of the areas above. What we are looking for is applicants with a clear interest in their chosen position (i.e. biodiversity or social media), a passion for sustainability and the work of Transition, reliability and a bit of common sense. We would expect you to contribute at least 2 hours a week to your task in order to make progress.
How do you apply?
If you’d like to apply for any of our roles, please complete a Volunteer Application Form and send it, along with your CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the deadline is 12pm on Monday 24th September, with induction meetings planned for 1600-1700 on Wednesday 3rd but other dates are possible .
If necessary, candidates will be short-listed and brief interviews will take place with members of the Transition staff. Before candidates are offered a position they will also meet with their project mentor to discuss the role and ensure everyone is clear about what is involved.
What are the roles?
Information about each role can be found by clicking on the links below.
NA – Not available at the moment but soon to be reintroduced as a position.
If you have any further questions about the any of the roles, the scheme in general, or if you think there are circumstances we should take into consideration when considering your application, please contact email@example.com. You can find out more about what the programme entails by reading through our 2013-14 Volunteer Intern Scheme Report below.
Our Volunteer Intern Programme in previous years
In the 2013-14 academic year, Transition ran the Volunteer Intern Programme for the first time. Information on the Programme, including key learning and reflections, can be found in our Volunteer Intern Scheme 2013-14 Final Report. We created this document both to improve the scheme for 2014 and beyond within Transition UStA, but also in the hope that it would provide useful advice for other community groups or groups within the University. If you have any questions about the programme please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantastic resources created by some of the 2013-14 Interns are linked below:
- A video introducing Transition UStA and what we do and why
- The Facebook Green Week Pledge Photo Album
- Many of the reports created on Biodiversity can be found on the Environment Team’s Biodiversity Webpage, including a video and this fantastic Albany Park Biodiversity Enhancement Report from 2014