TropEco Interns

TropEco Interns make a positive contribution to sustainability and gain skills and knowledge to implement sustainability programs at JCU or in the community. By participating in the TropEco Interns program you receive Certification for your efforts and join a growing number of students making a difference towards a sustainable future.

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Applying for a TropEco Internship is easy. Just follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Read the information about the Interns program on this webpage.
  2. Check out the list of available TropEco Intern projects for your campus and choose one that interests you.
  3. Complete the TropEco Interns Application Form.
  4. Email the completed form to
  5. One of our TropEco staff members will contact you to discuss your Internship placement and create a project plan with you.

To apply for a TropEco Internship, you must be a JCU student, currently studying at either our Cairns or Townsville campuses.

We have put together a list of projects that Interns can undertake at our Townsville and Cairns campuses. Have a look for your campus below and see if there's an Intern project that interests you.

Can't see a project you want to get involved in but have an idea of your own?  Talk to one of the TropEco team to see if it is suitable as an Intern project. If it is, we will get you started.

TropEco Interns can gain different levels of certification based on their achievements and hours volunteered.

Standard Internship: 10 to 50 hours

Intermediate Internship: 50 to 100 hours

Advanced Internship: 100 plus hours

Once you complete your Internship we will provide a final certification. All Interns will be presented with a certificate at the TropEco Awards ceremony, usually held in October each year. The certification and experience looks great on your resume for future employers.