Volunteer With Us

"Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and learn something new about climate change every day and gain many new skills along the way."

Belkais Zagandi

"There is a well developed volunteer support structure and the role offered substantial experience for my CV as well as being tailored to my personal goals. I left to work full-time as a copywriter with Media City based communications agency Media Agency Group, and used much of my experience from working with The Project."

Micaela Rossi

"As an environmental graduate, volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project has been such a positive and inspiring experience at a time where there is so much uncertainty about climate change. I was encouraged and supported to work on ongoing projects and any new ones that I expressed interest in. The skills and insight I have gained will be very useful for any future work that I go on to do."

Natalia Phipps

"Volunteering for The Project has encouraged me to understand different industries and their perspectives. It has expanded my knowledge of climate change and my understanding of the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. It has also taught me a new skill set in terms of data management and teamwork. The great teamwork atmosphere in the office has motivated me to be better and encourage others."

Fiona Ieong

"Volunteering for The Carbon Literacy Project was just overall a really great experience. I felt very supported in practising the design skills I came to develop, and the whole team was really friendly. I ended up learning loads just through swivelling my chair around and joining in with whatever the team was chatting about!"

Oskar Walin

"Undertaking a placement year with The Carbon Literacy Project has given me the opportunity to learn and develop new professional skills as well as expand my knowledge on current climate change issues and our future impact. The work of The Project has equipped and inspired me for future opportunities, as I have gained knowledge and skills I can use to make a real change and encourage others to do the same."

Rebekah Clarke

"Being a Carbon Literacy placement student has been invaluable. My confidence, diligence, and task management skills have developed ridiculously quickly. Not to mention having the opportunity to attend events like COP26! The team have shown me how an organisation can grow exponentially whilst still upholding the highest quality of work and employee wellbeing."

Nicole Baldwin

Why Volunteer?

The Carbon Literacy Project is currently going through an exciting period of growth, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our dedicated Volunteer Workforce which has given us their time and expertise over the years. In order to support the scale-up, we need Volunteers who can offer anything from a regular day a week, to full-time project assignments.

At the moment these roles are unfunded, but we cover reasonable public transport travel expenses (including a bike travel allowance), lunch allowance for city-centre working, and an opportunity to gain documented experience for qualification support or CVs, contributing to a globally unique, ground-breaking project.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are:

  • Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK
  • from working-class backgrounds
  • have a disability

… who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

Volunteering

Volunteer Project Worker

Applications Deadline: Ongoing

Induction Days: Regular induction days taking place monthly

We need a wide range of skills and experience for different tasks and from different people, these include:

  • Administrative support
  • IT database and web skills
  • Desktop publishing and graphics

In addition, for specific roles, The Project needs individuals with practical experience of:

  • The school and education sector
  • Commercial business experience
  • Community engagement experience

We ensure that all our volunteers are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will look to find a course that you can attend to gain certification. Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path, and will look to involve you in areas of work that you’d like to gain experience in.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above and, along with a recent CV, email to info@carbonliteracy.com listing ‘Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

Please note that this role is permanently advertised, so you may be added to our waiting list until such time that a position becomes available.

Media Volunteer

Applications Deadline: Ongoing

This role will involve working alongside our Communications team to support the promotion of Carbon Literacy and The Carbon Literacy Project’s work through digital and social media.

The role is likely to involve:

  • Video editing
  • Social media monitoring and interaction
  • Social media research and content planning
  • Administrative support
  • Salesforce assistance

Desired experience:

  • Basic knowledge of and access to video editing software e.g. iMovie
  • Video editing experience
  • Social media experience
  • Media qualifications

What you will gain from this role:

  • Build your video portfolio
  • Social media experience
  • Knowledge around climate change education
  • Experience in climate communications

We ensure that all our volunteers are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will look to find a course that you can attend to gain certification. Volunteering with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path, and will look to involve you in areas of work that you’d like to gain experience in.

If you are interested and think you might have the skills and enthusiasm to offer, please complete our downloadable volunteer application form above and, along with a recent CV and some details around why you are suitable for this specific healthcare opportunity email to media@carbonliteracy.com listing ‘Volunteer Application’ as the subject.

Academic Placements

Project Intern x2

Job Title: Project Intern x2

Team: Operations

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Project Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. This role is the most varied we offer as it covers our core operations, with scope for working across all areas of The Project.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in will be a range across our core operations, and is likely to include:

  • Evidence review and certification of individuals, courses and organisations.
  • Project Communications, content generation and social media generation.
  • Designing, organising, administering and helping deliver internal and external Project events.
  • Data handling, organisation and analysis.
  • Online and real-world research to generate learning resources and advocacy.
  • We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across
  • The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop.
  • We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis.
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes.
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

IT & Systems Intern

Job Title: IT & Systems Intern

Team: IT & Systems

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As IT and Systems Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include:

  • Data handling, organisation and analysis.
  • Online and real-world research into new IT software which could help us improve our work at CLP through technical solutions.
  • Analysis of effectiveness of current systems.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
    An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest in, or willingness to learn about, IT and Systems.
  • The willingness to learn and practice new skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Competent English language skills – reading and writing.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes.
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative.
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Accounts Intern

Job Title: Accounts Intern

Team: Accounts

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/ In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As Accounts Intern, you will play a key role in our small but dedicated Accounts Team, helping to oversee the smooth running of our accounts and financial processes. The Carbon Literacy Project has a rapidly growing client base, and the Accounts Team has an increasingly busy role in responding to the increase in take-up of Carbon Literacy services. Our work largely involves data handling and processing, requires an eye for detail, and will see you supporting the functions of the entire Carbon Literacy team.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include:

  • Completing supplier set-ups
  • Overseeing customer set-ups
  • CRM management and administrative tasks
  • Data cleaning
  • Debt-review
  • Involvement in fundraising campaigns
  • Research tasks
  • Answering queries internally and/or externally

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Real world experience within an Accounts Team.
  • Experience using financial systems – Sage.
  • Understanding of how accounts and finance supports organisations processes.
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement.
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals.

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest in accounts, finance and data.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • Good numerical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • An eye for details.
  • Understands the value of precise and accurate work.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning.
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.
  • GCSE Maths – minimum Grade C

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience working alongside or shadowing an accounts team.
  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Social Media Intern

Job Title: Social Media Intern

Team: Marketing & Communications

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Social Media Intern, you will play a key role in our small but dedicated Communications Team, helping to expand and improve our social media content and overall presence. The Carbon Literacy Project has a relatively small but rapidly growing social media audience across our social media platforms, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. In this role, you will be assigned personal responsibilities and tasks relating to existing and new social media communication campaigns.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in includes:

  • Monitoring our social media channels for mentions of Carbon Literacy and interacting with our community in authentic and fresh ways.
  • Monitoring and researching sector news and relevant key dates (including national and international awareness days) to inform engaging social media and blog content.
  • Copy writing for social media posts, optimising copy length and tone for our different social media platform audiences.
  • Designing visual assets for social media, namely graphics, infographics, and gifs.
  • Use social media scheduling tools and platforms to schedule content in a time-efficient manner.
  • Researching and writing blog posts on CLP news and on related topics suggested by you and the wider CLP team.
  • Converting new and existing blog content into more digestible ‘bitesize’ content for social media.
  • Communications-related CRM (Salesforce) management and administrative tasks.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • A creative flare or mindset.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes.
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning.
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience managing or contributing to a social media presence in a professional capacity.
  • Experience with graphic design software (primarily Canva, but other software welcomed).
  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Video Media Intern

Job Title: Video Media Intern

Team: Marketing & Communications

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As Video Media Intern, you will play a key role in our small but dedicated Marketing and Communications Team, bringing forward your strong video editing skills as well as fresh ideas for improving and creating video content. You will be assigned personal responsibilities and tasks relating to existing and new video campaigns. The Carbon Literacy Project has a large but relatively underutilised bank of video footage of testimonials from trainers and learners across the broad range of sectors Carbon Literacy training is delivered in. Our presence across video hosting platforms, Vimeo and YouTube, also remains relatively underexplored. In this role, you will help to expand and improve our video content and presence on video hosting platforms.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include:

  • Organising our existing bank of Carbon Literacy related raw video footage.
  • Editing existing and new raw video footage to create engaging videos to promote Carbon Literacy via public channels, including our website, social media, and video hosting platforms, and direct to existing and prospective partner organisations.
  • Liaising with our external partner organisations, trainers, and learners to organise the creation of videos to support marketing campaigns throughout the year.
  • Organising, consolidating and managing our video-hosting platforms (Vimeo and YouTube).
  • Updating and creating SEO-friendly descriptions for existing and new videos on our video hosting platforms.
  • Communications-related CRM (Salesforce) management and administrative tasks.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction
  • A creative flare or mind-set
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills
  • Competent English language skills
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning

Essential skills/experience:

  • Experience with, and access to, video editing software
  • Experience with online video platforms
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience with Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Apple iMovie, CyberLink PowerDirector Filmora, DaVinci Resolve.
  • Knowledge of and experience with use of captions and subtitles to make videos accessible.
  • Experience with graphic design software (we primarily use Canva, but other software such as InDesign welcomed).
  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Automotive Intern

Job Title: Automotive Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As an Automotive Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team will involve working closely with the automotive sector-lead to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the automotive sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy. Within this role you will build relationships with professionals in the automotive industry and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups in automotive.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include specific sector work and additional general project work:

  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks e.g., identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector Toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work, taking notes & following up.
  • Research tasks, Toolkit updates, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top on what’s taking place in the sector
  • Marketing; collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.) Creating newsletters.
  • Event planning support e.g. networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Automotive sector
  • Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis.
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest in, or willingness to learn about, the automotive sector.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes.
  • The willingness to learn and practice new skills.
    Good communication skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning.
  • The ability to work independently under your own initiative.
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills.
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Civil Service Intern

Job Title: Civil Service Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Civil Service Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team as an intern will involve working closely with your sector lead to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy. Within this role you will build relationships with sector professionals and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups belonging to the sector.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include specific sector work and additional general project work:

  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks > e.g. identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work > taking notes & following up
  • Research tasks > Toolkit updates, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top on what’s taking place in the sector
  • Marketing > collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.), Newsletter
  • Event planning support e.g. networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Civil Service sector
  • Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The ability to work independently under your own initiative
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning
  • An interest / willingness to learn about the Civil Service and to support the development of materials designed to empower carbon reduction within these sectors.
  • The willingness to learn and practice new skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Healthcare and Blue-Light Intern

Job Title: Healthcare and Blue-Light Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Role:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Healthcare & Blue Light Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team will involve working closely with your sector lead in healthcare to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the healthcare sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy both within the NHS and within external healthcare providers. Within this role you will build relationships with sector professionals and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups within the NHS.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include specific sector work and additional general project work:

  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks e.g. identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work, taking notes & following up.
  • Research tasks, Toolkit updates, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top on what’s taking place in the sector
  • Marketing; collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.) Creating newsletters.
  • Event planning support e.g. networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Healthcare and Blue Light sector
  • Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest / willingness to learn about sustainability within the NHS and Blue-light sectors organisations.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The ability to work independently under your own initiative
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning
  • Competent English language skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Local Authorities Intern

Job Title: Local Authorities Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Local Authorities Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team as an intern will involve working closely with your sector lead to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy. Within this role you will build relationships with sector professionals and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups belonging to the sector.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include:

  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks e.g. identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work, taking notes & following up.
  • Research tasks, Toolkit updates, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top of what’s taking place in the sector
  • Marketing; collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.) Creating newsletters.
  • Event planning support e.g. networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Local Authorities sector
  • Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest / willingness to learn about Local Authorities
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team and as a pair.
  • The willingness to learn and practice new skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Museums Intern

Job Title: Museums Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Museums Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team, in particular the museums sector, will involve working closely with your sector lead to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy. Within this role you will build relationships with sector professionals and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups belonging to the sector.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include specific sector work and additional general project work:

  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks e.g., identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work, taking notes & following up.
  • Research tasks, Toolkit updates, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top of what’s taking place in the sector.
  • Marketing; collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.) Creating newsletters.
  • Event planning support e.g., networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Museums sector
  • Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest / willingness to learn about the museum, and wider cultural sectors.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent English language skills
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Social Housing Intern

Job Title: Social Housing Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!

When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Social Housing Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team will involve working closely with the Social Housing Lead to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the social housing sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy. Within this role you will build relationships with sector professionals and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups belonging to the sector.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include specific sector work and additional general project work:

  • Toolkit updates and development in line with ongoing sector-specific projects.
  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks e.g. identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work, taking notes & following up.
  • Research tasks, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top of what’s taking place in the sector.
  • Marketing; collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.) Creating newsletters.
  • Event planning support e.g. networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Social Housing sector
  • Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction.
  • An interest / willingness to learn about Social Housing.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team and as a pair.
  • The willingness to learn and practice new skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning.
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.
  • Good communication skills.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

Universities & Colleges Intern

Job Title: Universities & Colleges Intern

Team: Sector Toolkits

Salary: The role is not formally paid, although reasonable public transport (including bike mileage) travel expenses are paid, and there is a daily £5 allowance for lunch, when traveling into our city centre location.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we plan to introduce a grant scheme for our placements, either across the board or means-tested, to ensure those who can’t afford unpaid placements can access the same opportunities within The Carbon Literacy Project. This work is currently ongoing and not guaranteed.

Expected Start Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2022

Expected End Date: Between 1st July & 10th September 2023 (dependent on start date)

Expected Duration: 12 months – Working 3 days per week with The Carbon Literacy Project, then 2 days in paid employment elsewhere to support yourself financially through the placement. (Please ensure your University and Department allows for this form of placement set-up before applying)

Location: At our Manchester office environment, with the option to work remotely.

Expected Leave: 20 working days pa pro rata + statutory bank holidays + Christmas closure

Closing Date: 2nd June 2022

Interviews w/c: TBC – Mid May / June

How To Apply: Please fill in the Carbon Literacy Internship Application Form to provide your personal and contact details, and evidence of how you match the criteria for the role in which you are applying.

About The Project:
The Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) is a celebrated multi-award winning, globally unique climate change learning-and-doing project founded in Manchester. It is a registered charity (No 1156722) and is run on behalf of its trustees (The Carbon Literacy Trust) by founders Cooler Projects CIC, based at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Innospace. Based on a unique flexible framework for a day’s-worth of highly relevant climate-change learning, and with large-scale take-up across the UK and Europe, more than 29,000 learners have now been certified as Carbon Literate.

Carbon Literacy learning and certification covers the essentials of climate change, carbon footprints, how an individual can ‘do their bit’, and why it’s relevant from individual to organisation. Carbon Literacy (CL) is aimed at three distinct audiences – those that live, those that work, and, those that study. This allows The Project to capture all audiences with specific knowledge and motivation in its aim to offer every citizen Carbon Literacy.

The Project prides itself on its track record supporting interns and volunteers; see: http://carbonliteracy.com/work-with-us/past-volunteers/. In fact, other than the founders, all of our current staff started out volunteering with The Project!
When interning with The Carbon Literacy Project, we will help you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to your desired career path and where possible will look to customise the work you do and involve you in the areas of work that will best support your longer-term career ambitions.

We ensure that all our volunteers and interns are Carbon Literacy trained. If you’re not already Carbon Literate when you join us, we will find a course for you so that you can gain this and potentially other certifications with us, as part of your skills portfolio.

Role Description:
As a Universities & Colleges Intern with The Carbon Literacy Project, you will be fully immersed in the workings of our small team, pitching in with daily activities, being assigned personal responsibilities and tasks, and carrying out specific project work as and when the need arises. Your work within the Sector Toolkit team will involve working closely with the Universities and Colleges sector lead to support the dissemination and development of current and future toolkits. You will learn about the structure and culture of the Higher Education sector and work alongside stakeholders and organisations delivering Carbon Literacy. Within this role you will build relationships with sector professionals and understand the practicalities of running Carbon Literacy training to working groups belonging to the sector.

Some of the work you might typically be involved in is likely to include sector specific work and additional general project work:

  • Replying to emails & general administrative tasks e.g. identifying fantastic action pledges from learners, updating sector toolkit maps, sharing Toolkits, Salesforce management.
  • Support with introduction calls and other advocacy work, taking notes & following up.
  • Research tasks, Toolkit updates, attending relevant webinars, reading relevant reports. Staying on top of what’s taking place in the sector
  • Marketing; collecting and editing case studies (videos, blogs etc.) Creating newsletters.
  • Event planning support e.g. networking webinars, sessions for trainers.
  • Other generic project communications, content generation and social media generation and management.

We are also happy to work with you in expanding on tasks and projects you are involved in across The Carbon Literacy Project, depending on the skills you have and the skills you wish to develop. We would expect the customisation of work you do to be conducted in a way that maximises its usefulness to both you and The Carbon Literacy Project.

What you will gain from the placement:

  • Network with people in the Education sector
    Keep up to speed with the latest changes within the industry
  • Find where you can make a difference in the climate movement
  • Improve your presentation and communication skills
  • Get creative writing blogs and newsletters
  • Establish connections with likeminded individuals

Key personal attributes:

  • Passionate about mitigating the climate crisis
  • An interest in climate change learning and meaningful carbon reduction
    An interest / willingness to learn about the Higher Education Sector
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team to achieve shared outcomes
  • The ability to work independently under you own initiative
  • A desire to question, learn and act on that learning
  • The willingness to learn, practice and hone new skills
  • Willingness to learn new software such as Salesforce.
  • Competent English language skills.
  • Good communication skills

Essential skills/experience:

  • Basic experience and competence with software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – others an advantage.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience volunteering or working with a charity, particularly in the field of sustainability.
  • Certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Some experience or knowledge of working with personal information and confidentiality.

We don’t expect any intern to arrive with all of these skills in place, and also know that you will probably arrive with many other existing skills that we haven’t thought of listing, but The Carbon Literacy Project team will work with the successful intern, to help them build on their existing skills and develop those that are new to them, with the aim of delivering a great internship, a sound personal development experience and a better environment for all involved. We are flexible and can confirm nearer the time whether this placement will be part or fully home-based (virtual), or in our office location.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We particularly encourage applications from individuals who are Black, Asian, or an ethnic minority in the UK, as well as those from working class backgrounds, and those with disability, who are currently under-represented within The Carbon Literacy Project and the wider environmental sector.

The Carbon Literacy Project is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support volunteers from different backgrounds.

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