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IARU sustainability exchange

Applications for the 2017 IARU Sustainability Fellowship Program now open!

IARU is the International Alliance of Research Universities and consists of ten of the world's leading research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education and sustainability, amongst which is also the Australian National University (ANU).

This year, ANU will be exchanging students with Yale University in the 2017 IARU Sustainability Fellowship Program. The ANU Sustainability Office of Environment and Heritage is looking for a committed and enthusiastic student who is eager to gain experience in sustainability and come back to ANU and report on their learning.

Program at a glance

  • 4 weeks of standard [35+ hours] work week during 19 June - 14 July.
  • All expenses during the Program period will be covered by ANU and Yale, including return flights, accommodation and living expenses, insurance, etc. The student will require their own coverage outside agreed Program timeframes.
  • The student will work on a project determined and supervised by the Yale Office of Sustainability. Potential projects include:
    1. Research on sustainable landscape guidelines
    2. Assistance with developing green standard for clinical spaces
    3. Green lab work - rolling out certification program to additional buildings
    4. Developing recommendations for green travel
  • The student will be required to develop a report on their work, and present to both ANU and Yale.

Selection criteria

  • Currently enrolled at ANU, have completed at least one semester of study at ANU and enrolled for at least one semester on return from the exchange program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability with significant involvement with community sustainability projects.
  • Does not require close supervision, and have strong skills in writing, communication, project management and time management.
  • Technical knowledge and interest in potential projects offered by Yale are recommended.

How to apply

Refer to the IARU Fellowship Application Form (pdf 56KB).

Frequently asked questions

See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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