Making a Sustainable Impact During Your Internship
Article submitted by Eurodesk UK Ambassador HAWP Project.
In January, HAWP Project welcomed one of their first interns of 2017, Justine. Justine was studying Environmental Engineering and conducted her internship with a Birmingham based Sustainable Transport Charity – SusTrans.
Justine was quickly integrated into the team and was given the opportunity of being involved in a number of projects. This included working on sustainable bike trails, observing hedgehog behaviour and crafting plans for biking areas.
One of the ways Justine made her mark on SusTrans was through her project conducting hedgehog surveys. The survey involved observing how many hedgehogs were on SusTrans owned cycle routes, analysing their behaviour and migration. She also looked into the age, gender and foot size of the hedgehogs. According to Justine’s manager and mentor David, "the project was fun and a success."
HAWP Project created a video about Justine's internship. Watch the full video to hear Justine and her manager talk about her experience, tasks and her life in the UK.
Interested in doing an internship? Take a look at the Eurodesk website to see what opportunities are available to you!