Are you looking for an internship that provides hands-on experience  supports a fast-paced global sustainability team handling Springer Nature’s sustainable business activities including climate action, corporate social responsibility and the chance to make connections at one of the largest publishers of education and research content?

The Springer Nature Opening Doors Sustainability internship, is a paid opportunity in the UK to gain experience in corporate sustainability, within a large global organisation.

Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a challenge that we are actively trying to address at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation, in our content, or both. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we particularly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply, including but not limited to Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from underrepresented social castes, religious minorities and people with a disability and/or a neurodivergent condition.

The successful applicant will spend up to nine months within the Sustainable business team part of the global Corporate Affairs department of Springer Nature Group. If selected for this internship, you will provide important support on projects related to the company’s social and environmental impact, global charitable giving, and will also be working with the Green Impact network supporting sustainability efforts across our offices. Working with specialists in the Sustainable Business team, and colleagues in internal communications and social media, and building relationships with others across the company, you will work across three areas: charitable contributions (global and UK), community activities (London) and employee engagement in sustainability.

What’s in it for you? 

  • Developing skills in  corporate sustainability, communications, social impact and charitable giving within a large global organisation.
  • A paid internship, salary equivalent to the London living wage.
  • Hands-on experience at one of the largest academic publishing groups and the opportunity to learn from experienced sustainability and communications professionals.
  • Support from a buddy from one of Springer Nature’s employee networks that connect people who share a common identity.
  • Access to career development, training and events, including an overview of different business areas at Springer Nature and advice on the job application process
  • The opportunity to work on projects related to sustainability in the publishing industry.

About us:

Based in our London office, this internship of 6- 9 months supports a fast-paced global sustainability team handling Springer Nature’s sustainable business activities, including: climate action, corporate social responsibility; diversity, equity and inclusion; our support for the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs); and our global sustainability employee network (Green Impact Network) .

About you:

  • Available to start in July 2024 for an internship of 6-9 months
  • Strong interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Enjoy presenting and communicating information
  • Willing to learn new skills

How to apply: Application deadline 19th April 2024

Please send a CV and a short supporting statement in a cover letter (no more than 500 words) that explains what you will bring to this role and how you feel you could contribute to Springer Nature’s sustainability journey and to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation.

The internship will start in July for a duration of maximum 6-9 months and is based in Springer  Nature’s London office on a hybrid working model with up to three days a week working from home.

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us at springernatureukcareers@springernature.com so we can make all necessary accommodations.