Liverpool John Moores University’s Discovery Internship Programme is now open to apply. This cohort will have a focus on sustainability!

The next cohort of LJMU’s Discovery Internships will offer projects aligned with the 17 sustainable development goals outlined by the United Nations as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This is a new initiative which aims to engage students with employers in the Liverpool City Region that can actively demonstrate that they are committed to sustainable development. These opportunities will be available to LJMU’s undergraduates, level 5 and 6 students, and will be fully funded for 140 hours (136 hrs with the host employer, 4 hours linked to sustainability training and reflective coaching delivered by LJMU) with employers who can offer a supportive and structured environment. LJMU pays the full cost of wages and provides full support with advertising the opportunity, receiving and managing applications, processing timesheets and payments to students via their Unitemps branch.  

The project form is now open for an anticipated start date w/c 13/05/24. If you want to get involved, please ensure you complete all company appraisal questions at the beginning of the project form and meet the eligibility criteria below.  Please be aware that spaces are limited for this cohort so early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Only one project per organisation will be considered. 

In advance of submitting your application, if you would like to discuss how your project meets any of the sustainable development goals, please contact

Project eligibility criteria: 

  • Will add value to the organisation and skills development of the student. 
  • Projects aligned with the 17 sustainable development goals
  • Hours not used to cover the role of another employee. 
  • Hours not used to take away the role of another employee. 

Organisation eligibility criteria (negotiable based on project): 

  • Ideally 250 employees or less  
  • Not owned by LJMU staff 
  • Ideally based in the Liverpool City Region  

Please note – student applicants will be from all degree programmes. The aim is to support enhancement of knowledge for those students who have a keen intertest in sustainability. The internships aren’t linked to what is currently studied within specific degree programmes.

The project form can be found by here. Please complete and submit the project form by midday on Friday 23rd February 2024.