Shape Our FutureExciting Internship Opportunities with Innovative Social Enterprise Organisation.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Are you keen to gain experience in the sustainability and social enterprise field?
  • Want to be part of social, ethical, sustainability based projects and businesses?
  • Looking for a flexible internship where you will learn and develop skills?
  • Want to be part of a growing not-for-profit social enterprise and help shape our future?
  • Would you like to make a real difference, gain invaluable experience, expand your professional networks and meet likeminded people in the process?

This is your opportunity to join Shape Our Future 

Geoff Gourley is one of Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs.

His progressive not-for-profit, Shape our Future, is leading the way by investing in and developing innovative social enterprises and projects aimed at creating and shaping a sustainable future.

The organisation is currently seeking applications from undergraduates or postgraduates, with an interest in social enterprise and sustainability. Applicants from a range of backgrounds such as environment, business, information technology, event management, and communications and marketing will be considered to take on flexible internships from May to December 2014.
Projects proposed to be undertaken during the 2014 Internship Program:

• National Expansion and Management of Sustainability Drinks Australia
• Organisation of Worlds Biggest Green Drinks Global event 2015
• Development of a social enterprise delivering ‘ethical & eco’ corporate events
• Sustainability advisory and consultancy
• A number of other projects in concept and development stage…


Benefits of joining the ‘Shape Our Future’ 2014 Internship Program include:

• Application of knowledge to projects and enterprises that will make a real difference in sustainability, environment, business and community
• Mentoring from skilled professionals in the field
• Meeting and working with like-minded people
• Opportunities for growth and learning new skills
• Experience to add to your resume
• Flexible days/hours

Shape our Future is looking for: Enthusiastic, committed individuals with a passion for sustainability and social enterprise, and well developed verbal and written communication skills.
Applicants must be able to use their initiative, and work well both independently and as part of a team.
Specialised skills in area of creative thinking, graphic design, IT, event management, corporate communications and document and content management will be highly regarded


Time commitment 2014
The current round of internships starts at the beginning of May 2014 to be completed prior to December 2014.
Internships work hours are flexible but as a guide around 10-15 hrs per week.


Important Dates
Applications open: 9am Tuesday 11th March 2014.
Applications close: 5pm Friday 11th April 2014.
Phone Interviews will be held by: Wednesday 30th April 2014.
Successful applicants will be notified on: Monday 5th May 2014.


To apply

Email with ‘internship application’ in the subject line; Attach the following…
• A letter outlining your interest in the internship, your ability to contribute to the project(s) and which project(s) you are interested in taking part in;
• Your CV;
• An A4 ‘PDF’ summarising what you can contribute to ‘Shape Our Future’;
• The names and contact details of two referees.