THE FINE PRINT
We keep training groups small (usually 12-16 people) to ensure you get as much one-on-one time with our trainers as possible. The application process is highly competitive. Please ensure you read all eligibility details below and are fully aware of the expectations of the program before applying.
Repeatedly we hear from alumni that Green Steps is one of the most valuable things they did while they were at university. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that Green Steps is a challenging program. Firstly, training is intensive, with lots of small group activities and group discussions where you’ll be expected to contribute as much as possible, and present to your fellow participants. Secondly, and most importantly, Green Steps is demanding of your outlook, requiring goodwill and openness to the content, trainers and fellow participants.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We’re looking for participants with an interest in sustainability and creating change in an organisational context.
We select group participants to ensure a diversity of skills and career aspirations because we believe that for the world to be sustainable we need change agents working in all types of organisations and industries.
You need to be a current student enrolled at and local to the host university for the full year that the Green Steps program is running. For example, if Green Steps is running at your university in May 2017, we unfortunately won't be able to accept students graduating or taking part in a study-abroad program in mid-2017, or completing their studies in June of that year. Whilst the training component is up to six-days in total, participation in the program runs until the end of the academic year so full committment is required.
International students can apply for the program, but you must be enrolled at a Green Steps host university for the full year in which the program runs. Unfortunately we cannot accept students who are only on short-term exchange or study abroad programs for one Semester.
If you’re already in the workforce, you may be interested in our Green Steps @ Work professional development programs and tailored on-site training for green business success.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Green Steps @ Uni is free to successful applicants.
If you are required to travel or arrange temporary accommodation to attend the program this will be at your own expense.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL I NEED TO COMMIT?
To apply, you must be available to attend training on all days specified in the listed training dates (training is generally run Friday through Sunday over two weekends) for your university. It is your responsibility to cancel, swap or take leave from any lectures, tutorials, work and extracurricular commitments during this time.
In addition you may need to complete a 15 day internship within the period specified in the training calendar.
Some preparation is also required between training blocks. Depending on the program you apply for, you may also be required to participate in a short term on-campus sustainability project, which is an additional commitment beyond the 15 day internship. This can be difficult to manage for some people with a full-time study load and significant work and extracurricular commitments. Please be aware that we ask you to commit in writing to the program requirements before being selected.
AM I PAID TO DO THE INTERNSHIP?
To help you commit fully to the internship portion of the program, in most Green Steps programs you’ll receive a one-off stipend payment of up to $750 (relevant to Australia only) to help cover your meal and transportation costs while on internship. (Note that this does not apply to On-Campus Internships). You’ll be paid through Monash’s payroll system once you complete your internship and after Green Steps receives a final report from your internship organisation detailing your satisfactory completion of the project.