Photo of a tree by the side of a river with the text: LMH Sustainability Internships

To coincide with Green Action Week, LMH has launched a new paid sustainability internship programme, giving current students the opportunity to contribute towards work on baselining and creating quantified recommendations for improving the College’s carbon footprint. 

LMH is looking for applicants for four 20-40 hour internships, with participants invited to take part in supervised independent working projects in areas including: 

  • Carbon emissions measurements for the year 22/23 using Achill Management’s carbon calculator tool
  • Detailed analysis of the College’s Scope 3 carbon and other impacts for the year 22/23
  • Development of an ongoing project and data collection for a biodiversity ‘project’ in the INaturalist package
  • Research into design or adoption of a database structure for collation of information on the species of flora and fauna in the LMH gardens, along with our communication methodology
  • Research into the highest impact foods in our dining hall and the effectiveness of mitigation options
  • Research to quantify food waste from our catering operations and from Hall diners, and proposals for further reduction

The internships will be timebound but flexible, allowing interns to fit the work around other commitments, and the outputs required will be agreed ahead of the start of the project. The interns will report to the Bursar, but will collaborate with other college staff members and call on other research, researchers and experts as required for each project. Sustainability Interns will be paid the Oxford Living Wage plus holiday pay. 

A further four Sustainability Internships may be available later in the academic year.

How to Apply

Apply by email to by 29 February 2024 with a CV and a covering letter explaining your motivation for applying for the role and area(s) of interest.