U21 Sustainability Micro-internships

U21 offers a free online, international internship opportunity for students around the world. 
A new opportunity will be available in 2024 and details will be posted here when available.

U21 Sustainable Micro-internships allow you to work with your fellow students from across the globe, sharing knowledge and expertise whilst immersing yourself in a commercial organisation. Not only will you form quick partnerships with sustainability-minded students around the world, but you’ll also challenge your abilities, whilst developing key skills enabling you to thrive in the modern workplace.

This exclusive opportunity is only available to students at U21 member universities and is open to students of all disciplines. Throughout the programme participants will engage with and learn from students across the globe spanning 18 countries and 19 timezones.

Over the two-week programme you will be presented with an ongoing sustainability challenge from your host employer and work in groups to innovate a solution and how to communicate this with senior stakeholders. The internships involve 2 x 2.5 hour live online sessions at the start and end of the 2 week programme, with the rest of the project work undertaken flexibly, online around your other commitments.

As a result of the programme, you will develop:

  • Agility – your ability to adapt to new environments, to grasp topics outside of your academic specialism and work with difference.
  • International Collaboration – first-hand experience of working across different timezones, languages and cultures, bringing together global knowledge to deliver results for an employer.
  • Influence – your ability to build trust and solve complex problems quickly.
  • Presentation Skills - your ability to clear convey complex information to your stakeholders.
  • Teamwork -your ability to work with a new and globally diverse team to deliver a solution.

Successful completion of the programme and all activities will earn you the Leading Change micro-credential which you can display on your LinkedIn profile, demonstrating that you have developed the skills to tackle complex global issues and stand up as a leader.

We hope that you will want to join up for this free programme. 

If you have any questions please contact Geraldine.brown@glasgow.ac.uk