About Internships

Internships are a tried and tested mechanism to bring new and/or young talent into an organisation and at the same time, provide participating students with unique opportunities to deploy their learning and ideas within organisations, and see their impact in the real world.

Our internship programme is aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that work within the climate emergency, carbon reduction and clean tech sectors – or SMEs that are developing a project, service or product that clearly aligns to these sectors.

The internships are also fully-funded, so they will not cost participating organisations a penny and at the same time, students are paid the London Living Wage for their time with an organisation.

Take a moment to read the case studies below.

By joining the Better Futures Internship Programme, student Ben suddenly became 25% of the workforce at startup Materra. Far from starting with menial tasks, Ben was doing high-level work from the outset and using his design engineer skills to approach big challenges.

Here, Ben tells us how inspiring and exciting his internship experience was and why he’s more committed than ever to a career in cleantech.

Read more about Ben's time with Materra

Design engineering student Medad wanted an internship that would push him out of his comfort zone and help him develop new skills. Once he’d joined the team at Pelation Ltd., Medad was thrown into working on the latest iteration of their ground-breaking technology.

Here he tells us how exciting and rewarding the placement was and how it’s shaped his future career plans.

Read more about Medad's time with Pealation

In 2019, Claudia interviewed an intern to join her startup sustainable beauty company, Circla. With the company in its infancy, Claudia wanted to find a candidate who could help do vital research that would lay the foundations for Circla going forward. In intern Charlie, she found a high-quality candidate who was determined to impress. Here she shares their story and advice for young people wanting to join the Better Futures Internship Programme.

Read more about Charlie's time with Circla