Sustainable Development

Spend time with a leading sustainable development organisation, overseeing multiple city-wide sustainability projects and build your work-experience portfolio in the sustainable development industry. We collaborate with engineering firms, NGO’s, research institutes, consultancy firms and renewable energy companies.

Sustainable Development programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Renewable energy


Community development


Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Programmes available

Sustainable Development
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Sustainable Development Volunteering Programmes
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Sustainable Development Internship & Volunteering
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Sustainable Development 'NEED TO KNOW'

Key programme features

We are ready to help you design and enjoy your own Sustainable Development learn abroad programme. Here are the options available in the field of Sustainable Development.

Choice of two programmes

We have two primary programmes to suit your needs. In some instances we also offer virtual placements.

Unlimited duration as standard

You can come for as long as you need without paying any extra fees.You'll receive the same level of support.

Backed by concrete promises

We are 100% on your side. We guarantee every aspect of your trip with unrivalled promises.


Need to focus on a precise niche or two? No problem! Your programme can focus on your specialist areas.

Immersive cultural experience

We'll help you engage with the culture and personal benefits of being in a foreign country.

Virtual placements

Save on travel and accommodation costs, pay a far lower fee. All while building your professional network.

Academia friendly

We will handle all aspects of academic accreditation, including direct liaison with your tutors and academic staff.

Future career friendly

We will write full reference letters for your placement(s) to optimise future employers' first impression of you.

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What did others say about their Sustainable Development programme?

You'll see one or two snippets below from the alumni of our Sustainable Development Internship & Volunteering programmes that provided a full interview about their experience which you can click through to.
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Why do people apply for Sustainable Development programmes?

There are many different reasons why people want to participate in Sustainable Development Internship & Volunteering programmes abroad, here is a selection of the hopes and aspirations of other people who may be just like you!
Rotimi (United Kingdom)

I hope to learn more about environmental science with my interest in environmental conservative, I will be looking forward to gain more experience about my vision to promote enactment of laws and regulations that ensures environment protection and conservation including wildlife. Also to have more knowledge on sustainable development which will increase my chances of learning the sustainability of all the skills I will be acquiring and to be able to apply it. My passion for environment has makes me to involve in volunteering which makes me want to learn more about the NGO in other to promote environmental remediation in the society.

Edinburgh Napier University
Carlos (United Kingdom)

I have a background in Mechanical Engineering and a MEng in HVAC, electrical facilities in building and energy efficiency. I also concluded an international course about renewable energy and hydrogen technology in Germany as Erasmus student. Currently I am working on my final dissertation for my MSc Environmental Sustainability at Edinburgh Napier University. I am looking for an opportunity to gain experience in the engineering and sustainability field. I am open to work in any position that allows me to acquire more work experience related to my studies, and being able to put that knowledge into practice.

Edinburgh Napier University
Mergan (United Kingdom)

l hope to gain experience in planning projects from start to finish, working alongside product managers in creating new products, data analysis and report writing. I am excited about this opportunity as it will aid in cultivating my learning and experience which lead to more opportunities in the future. l also hope to improve and gain high levels of communication, interpersonal, time management and teamwork skills.

Swansea University
Alice (United Kingdom)

I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Edinburgh. During my degree I became interested in studying international development and social history. I'm very passionate about a career in this sort of area that allows me to work within communities. Gaining experience abroad would be incredibly insightful and interesting as I am keen to develop my skills in writing, communication, team-building as well as gaining exposure to a different environment and cultures.

Edinburgh University


Current Sustainable Development Job Openings

Here are some current or recent internship job opportunities in this career area. We do not publish all openings - so please contact us to hear about others.

Sustainable Development Training and Consulting Assistant

A passion for sustainable development is essential Awareness of global environmental sustainability issues Highly motivated and eager to thrive in a professional environment Currently working towards or completed degree in a relevant field would be beneficial

The Organisation: A consultancy specializing in insights, consultations and solutions for businesses who are striving to create environmentally ethical and sustainable practices.
Keywords: Sustainable development, Consulting, Sustainability, Business strategies, Internship
Research and consulting assistant: Cape Town's green economy

An interest in and a good understanding of worldwide environmental issues The ability to work independently Excellent communication skills Some previous research experience would be beneficial

The Organisation: An inspiring NGO that works with local businesses and government departments towards the goal of Cape Town embracing green economy solutions.
Keywords: Sustainable Development, Consulting, Research, Strategic Growth, Internship

Programmes available

Sustainable Development
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Sustainable Development Volunteering Programmes
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Sustainable Development Internship & Volunteering
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