Internship Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an intern here at the East London Green Jobs Alliance. Hosted by The Otesha Project UK, the anchor organisation of the Alliance, you will be working on researching and editing the environmental literacy curriculum that we plan to use for our Greener Jobs Pipeline project. If you have any questions, get in touch!

Researcher and editor for Roots of Success environmental literacy curriculum

Start date: Asap

End date: Flexible

Location: The Otesha office at 4 Huguenot Place, 17a Heneage Street, London E1 5LN

Tentative work schedule: 2-3 days/week

Expenses: £5 per day lunch expenses, up to £5 per day travel expenses

About Otesha

The Otesha Project UK is a youth-run educational charity that mobilises young people to become agents of change for a more sustainable world. We work with young people from a diversity of backgrounds across the UK, developing their leadership skills so that they can go on to inspire thousands of others to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. Through our peer education cycle tours, schools-based Change Projects programme, Green Jobs programme and ongoing mentorship, young participants develop the skills and confidence to make pro-environmental choices throughout their lives, set up their own world-changing projects, and even find their way into green careers.

How we work

We are a tight-knit and fast-paced team, although we make time for training and skill-sharing opportunities whenever possible. We are strongly youth-led and we value everyone’s opinion, and this is reflected in our decision-making. We also try to walk the talk and test out sustainable solutions in the office.

About the role

The main goal of this role is to adapt the Roots of Success environmental literacy curriculum for a UK audience. The curriculum was developed in the U.S. and is currently used in over 200 green jobs training programmes in America, from San Francisco to New York. We are collaborating with the Roots of Success team to become the first UK deliverers of the curriculum as part of our own green jobs training programme with the East London Green Jobs Alliance, but the resource must first be adapted for our young trainees and educators.

Main tasks:

Editing / Copywriting / Research

  • Editing the resource to replace American spelling and turns of phrase
  • Researching and writing new UK-based case studies for the curriculum
  • Liaising with the U.S. Roots of Success team
  • Liaising with members of the East London Green Jobs Alliance

Skills that will be developed:

Editing, research, and communication skills.

Lines of communication: This internship will be supervised and supported by Hanna Thomas, who can be reached at hanna@greenjobsalliance.org.uk and on 0207 377 2109­­­­

To apply: Send a CV and cover letter to hanna@greenjobsalliance.org.uk. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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