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To achieve us meet our mission, the Sustainability Unit relies on the great work of student interns. We recruit student interns in the summer and every semester. When positions open up, we post the announcements on this website (Green Jobs/Internship section) and at the HKUST Career Center Online Internship Network.

2017-2018

Wong Ching Fung Janice Sustainability Intern (2018 Spring) Year 3, BSc in Environmental Management & Technology

Working here is like an environmentalist’s dream come true. As a strong believer in both business and sustainability, I love how Sustainability Unit functions like a mini environmental consultant/marketer, perfect for business-minded and creative students who wants to stretch their potentials with the oh-so-businessy stakeholder engagement and strategy or creative work like marketing campaigns and even actual campus betterment. It’s true sustainability sounds grand and altruistic, but the essence of incorporation and recognition of incentive-driven human nature are more important for realistic changes.

I’m very lucky to have tasted the best of both sides. I got to carry out a plastic-bottle free campaign when I was in year 2. In year 3, I got to help out in green office program and some another marketing plans. Hands-on projects are the best way to learn about management and your own abilities but not everyone trusts a student enough. All along, Professor Davis, Loretta and Denise have supported all student helpers and interns including myself with autonomy to let us do it our ways. I have witnessed how hard they have worked in driving sustainability in HKUST. My greatest gratitude and admiration go to them!

Chan Tsui Ling, Diamond Sustainability Intern (2017 Fall) Year 4, BSc in Environmental Management & Technology

'Once the things start, you just can't manage to stop them.' It is a statement for depicting the change of the environment, as well as the office life I have experienced in Sustainability Unit. I have never thought of working in a unit for almost one year as an intern but what urged me to do so was the passion for making a little change on our campus from my colleagues and managers. Works can be boring even though the nature of the job is associated with your ambition and vision. What I have learned here was the importance of being willing to keep exploring every single chance to express your idea and enthusiasm, which will, sooner or later, lead you to the ideal position that you have always been dreamt of.

Ching Weng Ni Sustainability Intern (2017 Fall) Year 4, BSc in Chemistry

The past one year working as an intern at HKUST sustainability unit was definitely one of the best decisions that I've made throughout my entire university life. I've learned so much about how people's actions, even if it's just minor ones, has the ability to bring major and positive change in our environment. Although it was a short time being an intern, but being able to witness HKUST going plastic bottled water free before I graduate feels extremely good! Thank you for having me, for I have gained so much this year!

Lai Man Po Bobo Sustainability Intern (2017 Fall) Year 2, BSc in Environmental Management & Technology

I enjoyed the time here a lot! The colleagues here are so nice and helpful. Being the intern in Sustainability Unit allows me to carry out real campaigns in the campus. Through the Green Pro-P and No Straw Week, I understand more about the general students’ awareness and behavior in environmental protection. This inspired me to work even harder to promote sustainability in our university and the society. Everyone of us has the power to make a change. Let’s join the force and pave way to a greener UST!

I hope to reduce water consumption by changing current infrastructure and unsustainable behavior within the community. I aspire to pursue international or environmental law, consulting, or the nonprofit sector to fight for social justice, environmental conservation, and increased global access to education.

LLERENA, Stephan
Year 3, World Bachelor in Business