TropEco Interns

The TropEco Interns Program is for JCU students who want to actively contribute to a brighter future, and learn and exchange valuable skills and knowledge.

TropEco Interns program

  • Are you passionate about environmental or social sustainability?
  • Do you want to get ahead in your career?
  • Do you have a great idea for a project you’d love to see happen at JCU or want to be involved in action for sustainability?
  • Would you like to be a part of an award winning program?

Then the TropEco Interns program is for you.

The TropEco Interns Program is for JCU students who want to actively contribute to a brighter future, and learn and exchange valuable skills and knowledge.

As an Intern you will be supported by the TropEco team and have the opportunity to participate in activities that include capacity building, professional development, project management and knowledge sharing.

You will get valuable work experience, and can gain formal recognition for your work including a certificate of completion from TropEco and eligibility for the annual TropEco Awards.

TropEco Intern

"I personally think the sustainability internship is a great program to enter into and be a part of for many reasons besides the personal development side. I felt that I was able to give back and contribute towards something that was bigger than myself and in doing so, empowered those around me. But more than that, I made some terrific friends who are just as passionate about creating a better world for all."  Hansley Gumbaketi, 2013 Sustainability Internship graduate

The Basic Requirements

All students can become TropEco volunteers, but to receive a TropEco Internship you must: 

  • Participate in at least two professional development activities
  • Contribute a minimum of 10 hours over the course of your degree
  • Help deliver at least one sustainability event/activity on campus

Activities you could get involved in or help deliver include:

  • Develop interpretive signage for our flora and fauna on campus
  • Conduct building audits for energy and water use
  • Develop GIS maps for significant tree species on campus
  • Research the development of sustainable communities at JCU
  • Communications and marketing for the TropEco program
  • Organise movie nights, art exhibitions or guest lectures
  • Participate in sustainability campaigns
  • Write relevant articles for TropEco News
  • Photography for events and activities
  • Help develop community garden sites on campus
  • Help implement sustainable transport programs on campus
  • Assist the Bicycle Users Group with programs and activities

How to Apply

To participate in the TropEco Interns program download and submit the application form.

TropEco Interns Fact Sheet

TropEco Interns