UKGBC is offering short-to mid-term intern opportunities which enables newcomers to the industry gain exciting and valuable experiences in promoting sustainability across the UK built environment value chain. The open invitation to apply offers young people and early career candidates in particular the opportunity to benefit from taking part in our wide-ranging work; enabling them to develop a breadth of skills, experience, and connections over short term employment (ranging from a few weeks during school or university breaks to longer-periods, dependent on candidates’ experience). 

Place of WorkHybrid model of work, London office with remote working
Hours of Work(up to) 37.5 hours per week (normally 9am – 5.30pm, flexible options available with agreement) 
SalaryLondon Living Wage

We regularly have intern opportunities across all of our teams; with placements appearing within our marketing and communications work, in our industry transformation, insights and solutions, and/or policy teams, supporting our learning and leadership events, or in our business operations department – within finance, people and/or membership.  

If successful, you could find yourself – for example – making positive impact in supporting the creation of new, industry leading, sustainable frameworks and guidance for businesses, discovering new exciting solutions and innovations, helping to create content with our dynamic comms team, or supporting our well-regarded Events and Leadership training programmes.  

To succeed in this role, you will be passionate about sustainability, have strong administration skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a busy working environment. Interns at UKGBC must be over 18 and legally allowed to work in the UK.  

Key Competencies and experience 


  • Strong administrative skills with good attention to detail. 
  • Creative and analytical thinking. 
  • Able to be proactive and deliver tasks efficiently and on time. 
  • Able to communicate professionally via phone, email and face to face. 
  • Strong academic record. 
  • Good communication skills, both speaking and writing. 
  • Competent use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Demonstrable interest in sustainability and/or built environment. 


  • Knowledge of corporate sustainability practice and issues facing the built environment. 
  • Knowledge of construction and property sector. 
  • Client/ customer management experience. 
  • Experience of Salesforce and WordPress. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any protected characteristic. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and valued. Our commitment to inclusivity means we support flexible work arrangements, ensuring work-life balance for all. We prioritize accessibility and will gladly accommodate any needs upon request, as we believe in providing a barrier-free recruitment process. 
We recognise that people of colour, those from different socio-economic backgrounds, and those from minoritised groups are currently underrepresented at senior levels within the industry. We’re on the lookout for talented individuals with a wide range of skills and experiences and are eager to welcome candidates from underrepresented groups.