Environmental Resource Management Intern

Type: Internship (3-8 months)
Salary: Expenses only (travel with lunch provided)
Location: London, N22 5JA & WC1X 8LH

No of Vacancies: 2
Start Date:
Closing Date of Applications: 22/4/2016

Community By Design

Job Information
This role offers interns a unique opportunity to join a small multidisciplinary team and gain 360-degree experience of a functioning organic circular economy model, which revolves around sustainable food waste management, urban food production and food preparation. A feature of the model is the use of micro anaerobic digestion, which turns food waste into renewable biogas and fertiliser to close the food-waste-energy loop.

What the job entails

* Plant propagation, maintenance and harvesting
* Monitoring urban agriculture trials
* Food waste collections
* Operation, monitoring and maintenance of the anaerobic digesters (AD)
* Food preparation
* Communicating about the closed-loop cycle
* Assembling a micro anaerobic digestion system
* Assembling food growing infrastructure
* Supporting marketing activities


Interns will benefit from learning a wide range of practical skills as well as the theory associated with circular resource management, community enterprise initiatives, renewable energy systems, anaerobic digestion, sustainable waste management and urban food production systems, and health and safety issues.

By being involved in the complete food-waste-energy cycle, interns will gain an appreciation of the interdependent elements of a system, learn to think across sectors and disciplines, and become equipped with transferable skills. Understanding the wider picture will help interns make more informed choices about their future direction.


Community by Design (CbD) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company combining social and environmental objectives, to promote the move towards local resilience and sustainability. CbD manages LEAP, a cross-sector partnership focusing on the development of sustainable closed-loop food-waste-energy solutions, which combine micro anaerobic digestion, urban food production and community food enterprise opportunities.

Person Requirements

* An Interest in Environmental Science/Sustainability/Food
* Work part of a team
* Excellent Communication Skills
* Willingness to learn
* Hard working
* Keen to develop new skills and input into an evolving system

* Database Experience
* Social Media
* Graphic Design
* Woodwork/plumbing
* Renewable energy systems

How to Apply
Apply by sending your up-to-date CV and a cover letter.

Application process:
• An informal phone chat
• Interview
• Reference check
• Trial period (1 month)

* We advise you to apply early