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Opportunity: Frank Fisher Memorial Internship at Moreland Energy Foundation

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Students take note of this opportunity for an internship working on current sustainability issues with a progressive not-for-profit organization, the Moreland Energy Foundation.  The internship is named in honour of the late Frank Fisher, a former colleague and pioneering environmentalist here at the School of Geography and Environmental Science.

Are you an advanced year-level student or recent graduate of a tertiary qualification in a sustainability related field?

Do you have a strong understanding of current sustainability issues and the ability to think creatively and independently about the issues?

Would you like to break into a career in sustainability by gaining meaningful experience in a not-for-profit organisation?

Moreland Energy Foundation is a community organisation whose mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by working with households and businesses across Moreland and beyond. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic student intern to gain meaningful work experience while assisting our team deliver our organisation’s key projects. We are based in Sydney Road, Brunswick.

The newly created Frank Fisher Memorial Internship will provide an opportunity to work with the MEFL advocacy team on sustainability projects.

As the Frank Fisher Memorial Intern, your duties will include:

  •  Working with the MEFL advocacy team on an agreed sustainability advocacy project
  •  Assisting MEFL staff with projects as directed

The Frank Fisher Memorial Internship was created as a tribute to Professor Frank Fisher’s lifelong commitment to sustainability education. Professor Fisher was known for his ability to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of accepted wisdom within the sustainability field. In this spirit, we are seeking a creative thinker with sound theoretical knowledge and demonstrated ability to work independently for an opportunity to break into a career in sustainability. The purpose of the Frank Fisher Memorial Internship is to provide a promising student or recent graduate with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the aim of germinating a career in sustainability. No prior work experience is expected.

 The position is expected to start at the end of June 2013 and continue for six months until the end of December 2013. It is envisioned that the successful candidate will work 6 days per fortnight, hours negotiable.

If you are looking for an exciting work placement which offers the opportunity to develop your skills and kick start your career in sustainability, we look forward to receiving your application.

 To apply, please forward your Curriculum Vitae, a short cover letter and a brief response to the key selection criteria (3 pages max) via email to Mel Miller,

For more information about the role please view the position description on our website or contact Mel Miller on 9385 8506.

Applications close Tuesday 11th June at 10am.