Could you be our new EcoTalent Intern?



  • Job title: EcoTalent Intern – Team support officer
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 23 September, 11.59pm
  • Interview Date: Thursday/Friday 1/2 October
  • Salary: £9.30 per hour (Real Living Wage)
  • Contract length: 15 weeks
  • Start Date: Monday 19 October
  • Location: Framework, 35 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4DZ

The EcoTalent Intern will work with Semble’s Senior Campaign Managers to help develop and deliver two exciting ‘movement building’ campaigns:

  • The Backyard Nature campaign aims to inspire ALL children to access and enjoy nature, such that they become its future guardians. This campaign has a strong focus on increasing diversity within the environment movement.
  • The Outdoor Classroom Day campaign : is a global movement to inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning, at home and at school. On Outdoor Classroom Day itself, which has two dates each year, teachers celebrate with a special day outdoors for their class.

Scope of the role

Some specific responsibilities and learning opportunities will include:

    1. Campaign strategy: helping ensure that these campaigns genuinely meet the needs of, and are accessible to, young people from all backgrounds.
    2. Communications: strategy, planning and delivery
    3. Monitoring and Evaluation: including developing and writing case studies
    4. Social Media: creating bold and inspiring content
    5. Co-creating initiatives to be trialled at a local/regional level
    6. Research and literature review to help strengthen the campaigns’ evidence-base and objectives
    7. Research the CSR position of companies with potential to partner on these campaigns in the future

The  Eco Talent Intern will have the opportunity to learn about working with national and global NGO partners contributing to a common social goal. They will be working as part of a team and will contribute to research into the environmental and social action of purpose-led businesses.

Who we are looking for:

The person should have:

  • An interest in environmental action to connect children to the outdoors at home and at school
  • A desire to learn about improving connection to nature for children in low-socio economic groups
  • An interest in the environment and local, youth-led action
  • Some experience or knowledge of working in an office environment with Microsoft or GDrive (google) programmes
  • Be enthusiastic, hardworking and keen to learn!


  1. You must be aged 18-24 years old
  2. You must be legally entitled to work in the UK
  3. If you are currently enrolled on a higher education (undergraduate or postgraduate) degree, unfortunately you are not eligible for the EcoTalent programme.

PLEASE NOTE: Eco Talent placements are designed for people who may experience barriers to accessing paid work in the environmental or community food sector. If you have recently graduated from university, you are welcome to apply, but we will be prioritising applications from those who have not been to university. If you attended university over a year ago but have not secured work in these sectors following your degree we encourage you to apply.


These placements are open to everyone, regardless of experience or background. The EcoTalent programme acknowledges that the environmental sector is less open to young people from under-represented backgrounds and are committed to doing what they can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you, or if you feel overlooked by mainstream institutions.

 No previous experience in the environmental sector is necessary.

We encourage applications from:

  • People who are passionate about affecting positive change and want to take action to tackle climate change but have not studied a relevant subject at college or university.
  • People who have studied a relevant subject at university but have not been able to secure paid employment in that sector within a year of graduating.
  • People who are interested in working in the community sector s but have little or no previous professional experience.
  • People who are interested in environmental campaigning but do not feel confident in how to take steps towards this

Semble – About us

Semble is a social enterprise with a vision to drive positive change from the grassroots up. We do this by connecting, resourcing and supporting communities, and by building inclusive movements through our campaigns. We are a nationwide organisation with a network of 3,700+ UK community groups. Since beginning (as Project Dirt) from an office in London, we have since opened a second office in Bristol and hope to expand further in coming years.

Position in organisation

The intern will be based at our Bristol office, and will be managed by Sophie Forge, our Senior Campaign Manager who leads on Backyard Nature. The intern will also have regular interaction with other members of the Bristol team, and further support from the London team.

How to apply

Please fill in the below application form to apply. You may answer the following questions either in writing or by uploading a video/audio file to the form, answering the following three questions:

    1. Tell us about yourself
    2. Why do you care about people’s ability to connect to their local community, and to access nature and the outdoors?
    3. Why do you want to work at Semble?
    4. Please tell us about any connection to Bristol
    5. Can you tell us how the environmental, community or other professional opportunities feel inaccessible to you?
    6. You do not need to send a CV.

If you have any questions relating to the role itself and your time with Semble please email and

If you have any questions about Feedback’s EcoTalent programme or your time with Feedback please contact Megan Romania on


About the Author:

Lorna’s all about purpose led comms. She champions the power of connection. When she’s not talking, writing and recording at her desk she’s making pottery or has her nose in a book.