Opportunity: University of Edinburgh Food Sustainability Internships

29th June 2015

The University of Edinburgh is looking to fill two internship positions relating to food and sustainability, one with a significant design element.

These are two paid 2-month summer placements, hosted by the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Department and EUSA at the University of Edinburgh.

Sustainability Assistant – Communications

The role will involve working as a graphic designer/illustrator on several aspects of a energy saving campaign, including developing materials aimed at staff and students working in university buildings.

Key responsibilities will include developing:

  • A series of easy-to-understand and engaging materials (e.g. cards, posters, etc.) in accordance with brand specifications and stakeholder needs;
  • Graphics and images to accompany online training courses and guides related to energy and other sustainability issues;
  • Other materials to encourage energy saving.

Full details can be found on the Bright Green Jobs website.

Sustainability Assistant – Food

The role has two key aspects; first, the role will involve carrying out a feasibility study to investigate the need for a sustainable food policy for EUSA, which has a large catering department which provides ethically and sustainably sourced produce and caters for varied dietary requirements of customers. EUSA is aiming to identify opportunities for further progress and to engage the student community on their views in order to consolidate their work into a single document that can support EUSA’s approach to sustainable food provision.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a scoping exercise to identify areas of best practice within EUSA and other student associations;
  • Produce recommendations highlighting opportunities for further progress on a sustainable food policy and operations within EUSA;
  • Surveying student attitudes towards sustainable food through existing reports, surveys, focus groups, social media and the Food Festival.

The second aspect of the placement will be to support on the delivery and evaluation of the annual Food Festival.

Full details can be found on the Bright Green Jobs website.

Image: English heirloom tomatoes: The People’s Supermarket by Mermaid/Flickr Creative Commons


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