Environmental education interning with ECO UNESCO

For any student, direct experience is vital to securing a first job after graduation. ECO-UNESCO offer a variety of internships for students looking to learn more about the environment and gain experience.

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations. it offers a wide range of programmes and services aimed at promoting environmental protection through environmental awareness, education and the personal development of young people.

Nationally, ECO-UNESCO runs the annual ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards, ECO-UNESCO Clubs and a range of Environmental Workshops. ECO-UNESCO also runs the ECO-Choices programme which provides an alternative approach to drugs misuse prevention, Youth for Sustainable Development and a range of publications.

Interning with ECO UNESCO

“This internship is an opportunity not to be missed”

At its Dublin headquarters, the Greenhouse, ECO-UNESCO offers specialist youth and children’s programmes including environmental workshops, summer camps, ECO-youth clubs, training courses, educational resources and more.

Themes covered include:

  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Water

Sustainable developmentThree to six month internship opportunities exist for communications and event management interns.

“From October to December 2009 I interned for ECO-UNESCO as a Direct Youth Work Assistant. I was involved in the workshops they run with schools and youth groups. My daily routine included preparing material for workshops, doing research and helping out with administrative work. I was also given the opportunity to co-facilitate some of the workshops. This was a great experience as I was able to improve my skills as a facilitator and learn more about environmental issues such as sustainable development, climate change and energy awareness. My colleagues were very welcoming and made me feel part of the team. This internship is an opportunity not to be missed. It was the perfect end to my Irish adventure and I have no doubt that it helped me get my current job in an aid agency in Benin" says Hannah Capeder.

To find out more about internship opportunities with ECO-UNESCO see www.ecounesco.ie or contact [email protected]

Provided by ECO-UNESCO (2010)